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What Causes Degenerative Changes in the Spine?

Degenerative changes in the spine can result in a variety of medical conditions and yield many symptoms, such as limited motion, spinal deformity, pain, and nerve issues. Treatment for degenerative spinal conditions varies depending on the type, location, and severity. In New Jersey, Centers for Neurosurgery, Spine & Orthopedics specializes in treating patients who are …

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Spondylolisthesis

In a normal spine, vertebral bodies are positioned perfectly on top of one another. Healthy discs, facet joints, and ligaments are responsible for maintaining this proper alignment of the bones with movement. However, in certain individuals, the bones do not properly align. When this happens, and a vertebra slides forwards or backward in relation to …

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Understanding the Benefits of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Physical Therapy

Physical medicine and rehabilitation (PM&R) is a physician’s specialty that treats patients challenged with musculoskeletal disorders. Physicians trained in PM&R, called physiatrists, can provide sophisticated care for musculoskeletal disorders that are caused by trauma, a sports injury, disease, congenital disorders or aging. Sometimes a musculoskeletal disorder arises from a brain disorder, a spine disorder, a …

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Herniated Disc In Spine

Bulging Discs Versus Herniated Discs: Understanding the Difference

The spinal column is made up of vertebral bones, joints, and 26 discs which help support painless movement of the spine. Each disc functions as protective cartilage (called spinal discs) between each vertebra. These discs help cushion the vertebral bones and allow movement in all directions. As individuals age, however, discs can deteriorate, change shape, …

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