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Top Treatments for a Herniated Disc Jun 23rd, 2020

Slipped disc. Ruptured disc. Bulging disc. Herniated disc. Whatever you call it, it’s one of the most common sources of neck and lower back pain. Herniated discs develop when the soft gel inside a vertebral disc leaks out. The damaged disc often creates pressure on nearby nerves or spinal ligaments,...

Cervical Disc Replacement: What to Expect Jun 4th, 2020

The cervical vertebrae are the most delicate part of your spine, located in your neck. When one of the discs cushioning your cervical vertebrae gets damaged or deteriorates, it may cause discomfort in your head and neck, or even radiate down your arms. When your quality of life is compromised...

Finding Relief From Shoulder Impingement Pain Apr 10th, 2020

Does your shoulder hurt? If the answer is yes, you’re not alone: Nearly two thirds of people will experience shoulder pain at some point in their lives. Your shoulder is one of the most flexible joints in your body, and it’s made up of a complex network of tendons, muscles,...

Treating a Meniscus Tear: When Is Knee Surgery the Best Solution? Mar 5th, 2020

A meniscus tear is an injury that affects the cartilage in your knee. Cartilage cushions the bones in your joints, and a tear can cause significant pain, swelling, and stiffness. When it first happens, you may be able to continue bearing weight and using your knee. But within a few...

Bulging Disc vs. a Herniated Disc: What’s the Difference? Feb 1st, 2020

Spinal discs are the roundish cushions of rubbery material between your vertebral bones. The natural aging process or acute injury can force these discs to shift or break, causing a disc to become a source of pain and limit your mobility. Bulging discs and herniated discs are two of the...

Returning to Sports After Back Surgery Jan 6th, 2020

Few things are scarier for athletes than the thought of injury. But for those with active lifestyles, getting injured is something that many athletes face at one time or another, regardless of age, gender, or sport. An injury means you’ll have to stop playing your favorite sport or participating in...

When Does a Rotator Cuff Injury Necessitate Surgery? Dec 10th, 2019

Take a moment to consider the extraordinarily wide range of motion your shoulder joints provide your arms. You can reach around and scratch your back or lift your arms overhead to wave hello. Powering much of this range, while also providing stability, is your rotator cuff. So when a problem...

What is an Endoscopic Discectomy and Why Would I Need One? Oct 31st, 2019

Your cervical spine and lower back have important jobs to do: one supports your head and neck, while the other provides stability for your spine and pelvis. When the discs between the bones of your spine are damaged, the bones can pinch nerves that run up and down on either...

How to Choose the Right Orthopedic Surgeon for You Oct 3rd, 2019

When your ability to walk or move relies on a surgeon’s skills, finding the right one can be intimidating. To make matters more challenging, it’s not always easy to weed through all of the information and advice to find the one who’s best for your needs.  At New York Spine...