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The NJ Spine and Wellness blog brings you the latest in sports medicine education, news, and tips. Contact us to suggest a topic!

14 July 2018

Participating in sports is always good for keeping in shape, learning how to work in a team setting, and being disciplined. While there are always safety precautions while playing any sport, accidents can happen.  One of the most common sport injuries that occur is concussion. By definition a concussion is an injury to the brain […]

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12 July 2018

Our brains are constantly working 24 hours a day, 7 days a week…even when we’re sleeping! As the saying goes ‘a mind is a terrible thing to waste’. In the US alone, 1 in 5 adults suffer from a mental health illness…that’s over 40 million Americans. One of the most under-recognized factors in the development […]

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10 July 2018

Even though we had a late start to the summer, it looks like the warmth from the sun is here to stay! This means more outdoor activities, more trips down to the shore and most importantly, more exposure to the rays of the sun. While we all like a nice summer glow, there are still […]

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27 June 2018

Symptoms of Radiculopathy The biggest giveaway of a pinched nerve is neuropathic pain. Paresthesia is another common symptom, with many people reporting feelings of numbness and tingling in the affected area. Many also report feeling a “pins and needles” sensation. Muscle weakness is another symptom. Radiculopathy symptoms could show up in different parts of the body; […]

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19 June 2018

Whether you are 13 or 30, it is safe to say that playing sports is a good exercise for everyone to stay healthy and be in shape. However there is always that risk of getting severely injured if one does not take the right safety precautions. Some common injuries that can occur during sports: Sprains – […]

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12 June 2018

In honor of Men’s Health Month and Fathers Day, we want to look out for the all boys and men in our lives. Here are 5 treatable health illnesses common in men that you should be looking out for. Heart Disease – Heart disease (or cardiovascular disease) is the number one killer in the country. Risk […]

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1 June 2018

It is getting hot out, and I mean HOT! The dog days of summer are looming ahead of us and whether you are lying on the beach or soldiering through pre-season workouts, we could all use a little extra H2O this time of year.  Staying hydrated is often overlooked but isvitally important to your body’s functionality. The body of an average adult is comprised more than 60 […]

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1 June 2018

Bottom Line: Few injuries can slow you down faster than a bad back. Irritated or compressed nerves in your low back can cause severe pain into your buttocks and legs. This type of pain results in tens of millions of people searching Dr. Google to find relief.  And with television commercials promoting all sorts of […]

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1 June 2018

You might have heard this through doctors, magazines, news anchors, television shows: they all keep telling you that exercise is great for your heart health and improving it. Yet you might also be wondering, is there any evidence backing this up, or are they just trying to get everyone on treadmills? As a matter of […]

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1 June 2018

Losing weight is something that can be difficult for just about anyone to accomplish. A lot of people find short-term success with different diets, but sustaining the weight they lose can be a struggle. If you find that you are constantly dealing with weight gain post diet, consider following the tips discussed in this article. […]

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