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Understanding Epidural Steroid Injection for Herniated Disc, Pinched Nerves, or Spinal Stenosis

Epidural steroid injection is a common safe, simple, non-surgical procedure that is used as part of a treatment for neck pain with radiating arm pain or lower back pain with radiating leg pain. The goal of epidural injection is to reduce inflammation around the affected nerve or spinal cord. By eliminating the inflammation of the …

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Understanding a Diagnosis of Meningioma of the Brain

For many patients, a diagnosis of a brain tumor can be overwhelming. Fortunately, many types of brain tumors, including meningioma of the brain, are treatable. Some meningiomas don’t even require removal – they can simply be monitored by a specialist. Learn more about this type of brain tumor, its symptoms, and the treatment options available …

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Questions to Ask When Choosing a Spinal Stenosis Orthopedic Surgeon

Spinal stenosis is a condition in which the spinal canal area in the backbone is too small. The condition may cause symptoms such as lower back pain, cramping in the legs, neck numbness, tingling or weakness, and other neck and back pains. Severe cases of spinal stenosis often require surgery to create more space in …

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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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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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