Two men lift a friend, which might strain on their backs and cause a herniated disc

What Does a Herniated Disc Feel Like?

As one of the leading causes of neck, back, or arm and leg pain, disc herniation (or slipped disc) is a common ailment. It typically occurs in people 30 to 50 years old and affects more men than women. But what exactly does a herniated disc in the back or neck feel like? Centers for

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Shooting Back or Neck Pain: Radiculopathy and Its Causes

Spinal radiculopathy is a nerve root disorder that can cause sharp, shooting pain emanating from the spine then traveling down an extremity, shoulder or scapula. Fortunately, radiculopathy can often be treated with lifestyle changes and pain management. Learn more about radiculopathy symptoms and treatment options from Centers for Neurosurgery, Spine & Orthopedics, serving patients throughout

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What Type of Back Pain Is Relieved by a Transforaminal Injection?

Patients with chronic back pain know that it can interrupt their daily lives. While oral medications and physical therapy can mitigate symptoms, a transforaminal injection can help address the root cause of some types of back pain. Find out more about this pain management technique and procedure plus the kinds of back pain conditions it

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How Often Can a Person Have Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA)?

Chronic back or neck pain caused by nerve damage can seriously affect a patient’s quality of life. For patients who do not experience pain relief from oral medication but do experience relief from a facet joint injection, also known as a medial branch block (MBB), a procedure called radiofrequency ablation (RFA) will help. Learn more

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Chiari Malformation: How Frequent Are the Headaches?

Many patients with Chiari malformation are asymptomatic and may be unaware they have this condition. Yet, one of the most typical symptoms of Chiari malformation is a headache, which can be severe. The team at Centers for Neurosurgery, Spine & Orthopedics (CNSO) in northern New Jersey is well-versed in diagnosing and treating people with this

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Tips for Recovery After Spine Surgery

Spinal surgery is a major step on the road to returning to your preferred lifestyle activities. Whether it is a discectomy, laminectomy, fusion surgery, or another type of spine surgery, most methods for a speedy recovery remain the same. Treating patients in northern New Jersey, Centers for Neurosurgery, Spine & Orthopedics (CNSO) specializes in in

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Questions to Ask Before Spondylolisthesis Surgery

It is important to prepare for spondylolisthesis surgery by asking physicians and surgeons the right kinds of questions before the procedure. The dedicated and caring surgical teams and pain management experts at Centers for Neurosurgery, Spine & Orthopedics (CNSO) in northern New Jersey are highly specialized in treating spondylolisthesis and other spinal and neurological conditions.

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Lower Back Pain: Symptoms of a Pinched Nerve

Pain in the lower back can indicate a pinched nerve along the base of the spine. Some certain signs and symptoms appear with this ailment, as well as potential risks and, fortunately, treatments. Learn more about the signs and risks of this medical issue, plus pinched nerve treatment options from Centers for Neurosurgery, Spine &

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Trigeminal Neuralgia – Excruciating Facial Pain

Trigeminal neuralgia can cause extreme facial pain that makes it difficult for a person to go about their daily life. At Centers for Neurosurgery, Spine & Orthopedics, patients throughout northern New Jersey can receive expert care for trigeminal neuralgia and other conditions that cause facial or neck pain. Learn more about this type of nerve

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Spinal Cord Compression: Symptoms, Treatment, and Urgency

The vertebral bones and discs that make up the spinal column protect the nerves and spinal cord. But injuries or degenerative conditions can cause compression of the spinal cord, causing pain, weakness, and loss of function of the arms, legs, bladder, and bowel movements. Learn more about spinal cord compression and how it is treated

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Treating a Metastatic Brain Tumor

A metastatic brain tumor can develop when a patient’s cancer spreads from another part of their body to their brain. While a diagnosis of a brain tumor can be overwhelming, there are treatment options available. Learn more about how metastatic brain cancer is diagnosed and treated from Centers for Neurosurgery, Spine & Orthopedics, providing outstanding

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CNSO Orthopedic Spine Surgeon, Dr. Oh, Performing Robotic Surgery

The Advantages of Robotic Spine Surgery

Back pain can range from a minor annoyance to a debilitating condition. For patients with spinal deformities, back pain and related symptoms can make it difficult to go about their everyday activities. Fortunately, significant advancements in spine surgery can help preserve spine function and improve the quality of life for many patients. Learn more about

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