Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery New Jersey

Recovering from Minimally-Invasive Spine Surgery

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We always talk about how one of the biggest benefits of minimally-invasive spine surgery is the short recovery time, but what are we really talking about here? One of the most common questions we get is just that: how long is recovery — really? We understand our patients’ concern. Any sort of operation is a… read more

Bridging The Gap Between Pain Management and Spine Surgery

By – Baher S. Yanni, MD For anyone who has suffered from low back pain and especially those with chronic pain (persistent for more than 3 months) there are numerous treatment options offered.  Many consumer products or some clinicians are boasting a promise to “cure” or offer long-term relief.  From Internet gadgets to suggested remedies… read more

Preparing for a Discectomy

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If you suffer from chronic back pain and feel like you’ve tried everything you could possibly think of, then it may be time to look into alternative treatment options such as minimally invasive spine surgery. Suffering from a herniated or bulging disc can chronically cause a severe amount of pain. Not only does this problem… read more

Why Choose a Minimally Invasive Surgeon

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When you need a doctor, you have a wide variety of practitioners to choose from for your care. Knowing who to pick and why they are the best choice for you can often be difficult. But when you’re suffering from back pain, it’s obvious that you would want to see a specialist who has a… read more

Your Options for Degenerative Discs

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Perhaps you’ve gone to pick up your grandchild when they’re begging for you to carry them in your arms.  Or perhaps, it was something as small as a pencil that you bent down to pick up and you quite quickly found yourself on the floor in pain.  The simple things that you used to do… read more

Common Back Injuries: Lower Back Sprain

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At the Spine Institute of North America, we know all about back injuries. Unfortunately, injuries happen all too often. The spine is an incredibly tough structure, but in order for it to function correctly, all the pieces need to be in the correct place. The instant even one gets out of alignment, you can end… read more

Good Habits for Decreasing Pain

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In our last blog, we talked about some good habits for getting through days when you are in pain. We discussed eating right, using good posture, and advocating for yourself. Today, we have a few more things for you to integrate into your day. Listen to music Did you know that music has a direct… read more

Spinal Stenosis FAQ Part 2

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In our last blog, we defined spinal stenosis as a narrowing of the spinal canal. When the spinal canal shrinks, it puts pressure on the nerves, ligaments, and bones of the spine. You end up experiencing pain in your back as well as your limbs, because the nerves get pinched. Not many people know this,… read more

Busting Sciatica Myths! Part 4

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Do you have sciatica? In our last blog, we mentioned how many people with sciatica tend to struggle in silence, thinking there is no solution to their pain. If you have done everything you can to find relief and you’re ready to give up, you need to make an appointment with the Spine Institute of… read more

Busting Sciatica Myths! Part 2

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Sciatica is a common condition, and it can have a deep effect on your life. Where you once had no problem sitting for car rides, airplane flights, or important presentations, your body won’t let you relax. You may experience tingling, pins and needles, or shooting pain in your lower back, buttocks, and leg. If you suffer… read more