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Pain Management Before and After Back Surgery

Back surgery often involves extensive dissection of subcutaneous tissues, muscle, bones, and ligaments. Although recovery after back surgery may be painful for some time, the procedure should leave them with less discomfort than they experienced before. Centers for Neurosurgery, Spine & Orthopedics, serving patients throughout northern New Jersey, outlines some pain management strategies for before

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How Researchers Are Seeking Better Diagnoses and Treatments for Pituitary Tumors

Patients dealing with pituitary tumors often have questions regarding their condition, including its diagnosis and treatment options. As modern medicine continues to make strides in scientific knowledge and technology, pituitary tumor research continues to produce groundbreaking findings. Here, Centers for Neurosurgery, Spine & Orthopedics, serving patients throughout northern New Jersey, discusses how recent medical studies

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Who Needs Scoliosis Surgery?

Scoliosis is a spinal deformity that affects two to three percent of the population, meaning an estimated six to nine million people in the United States have scoliosis, according to the American Association of Neurological Surgeons. While most cases of scoliosis can cause uncomfortable symptoms, not all require surgical treatment. However, patients suffering from severe

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Recognizing Herniated Disc Symptoms

Many people will experience some form of back pain as they age. However, back pain does not necessarily indicate a slipped disc. Here, Centers for Neurosurgery, Spine & Orthopedics (CNSO), with locations throughout New Jersey, highlights some of the risk factors and symptoms related to a herniated disc. What Causes a Herniated Disc? Between each

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Sciatica: The Need for a Proper Diagnosis

According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Library of Medicine, up to 40% of people experience sciatica at some point during their lifetime. Interestingly, the diagnosis is often missed. It is important for patients to seek care from experienced physicians who can accurately identify this condition and treat it. Centers for Neurosurgery, Spine &

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How Physical Therapy Helps Relieve Spinal Stenosis

One of the most commonly diagnosed spinal conditions is spinal stenosis. Because degenerative changes of the spine are seen in up to 95% of people by the age of 50, spinal stenosis is most often seen in adults over the age of 60. Since it affects the lumbar spine (lower back), patients who suffer from

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Brain Tumor Risk Factors

A tumor is a mass of abnormal cells that can grow anywhere in the body. Preventing tumor growth is not yet possible but there are known risk factors. Brain tumors most often occur because of metastasis from cancer elsewhere in the body though they can also be the primary site of cancer or even a

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How Quick Is Recovery after Microdiscectomy?

Thanks to innovations in medical techniques and technology, patients with a simple one level herniated or slipped disc can quickly recover. One such treatment option is a microdiscectomy commonly performed by a CNSO neurosurgeon or an orthopedic spine surgeon. To help patients understand the full scope of this procedure, Centers for Neurosurgery, Spine & Orthopedics,

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Understanding Pain Control via Transforaminal Injections

People in search of relief from neck or back pain, fellowship trained pain management specialists can provide pain management treatments such as a transforaminal injection. A transforaminal injection is a steroid injection used to treat patients with a pinched nerve. Conditions such as arthritis, bone spurs, or a motor vehicle accident can reduce the radius

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Meningioma Symptoms and Success Stories

Tumors can grow anywhere in the body, including the brain and spinal cord. Meningioma is a type of slow-growing tumor that can occur on a patient’s spine or brain and usually is benign. These tumors often can be treated with radiation therapy or surgery. Depending on the location and size of the tumor the neurosurgeons

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Glioblastoma Diagnosis: What Are the Next Steps?

After a patient has been diagnosed with a brain tumor such as glioblastoma multiforme (GBM), their doctor will recommend a course of treatment that takes into account the size of the tumor, where it is located, and how quickly it is growing. Glioblastoma is one of the more common types of brain tumors among adults.

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