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Things to Avoid With Degenerative Disc Disease

Chronic back and neck pain can be caused by degenerative disc disease, a condition that results in the deterioration of spinal discs. Patients with this condition should make certain adjustments to their activities and movements to prevent further damage. Centers for Neurosurgery, Spine & Orthopedics (CNSO) provides medical care for patients with brain, nerve, and …

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ESTIM: Electrical Stimulation Therapy and Pain Management

Electric stimulation therapy, or ESTIM, is a type of treatment that sends mild electrical pulses through the skin to treat pain. Centers for Neurosurgery, Spine & Orthopedics (CNSO) provides brain, head, nerve, and spine treatments for patients throughout northern New Jersey, ranging from non-surgical to surgical methods. Here, CNSO discusses using electrical stimulation therapy to manage muscle …

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A Slipped Disc in the Neck Can Affect Swallowing, Breathing, and Voice

If a patient is experiencing neck pain along with difficulties swallowing, breathing, or speaking, a slipped disc in the neck could be to blame. To prevent further damage, treatment of the slipped disc may be required. Patients in northern New Jersey should turn to Centers for Neurosurgery, Spine & Orthopedics (CNSO), a multi-specialty provider of comprehensive …

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Do Bone Spurs Go Away? What Happens if Bone Spurs Go Untreated 

As people age and experience wear and tear on their bodies, their bones and joints can wear down over time. When that happens, bone spurs can form along the edges of the bone or in joint spaces, and if untreated, can lead to further complications. Centers for Neurosurgery, Spine & Orthopedics (CNSO) is a multi-specialty medical …

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The Role of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation in Resolving Pain and Pain Management

Chronic pain can be caused by a range of medical conditions, and it may limit a person’s activities and impact their everyday life. Luckily, there are tools for pain management that can help decrease pain levels and improve a person’s quality of life. Centers for Neurosurgery, Spine & Orthopedics (CNSO) is a multi-specialty provider of high-quality …

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Profile of Neurosurgeon Dr. Raab

What Is a Neurosurgeon?

A neurosurgeon is a doctor who completed a six to seven year training program, after medical school, to become a surgeon specifically trained in diagnosing and surgically treating medical conditions that affect the nervous system. The nervous system, including the brain, spine, and nerves throughout the body, can become diseased or their surrounding structures can …

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