Put One Foot in Front of the Other…Every Day Walking is a gentle, low-impact exercise accessible to just about everyone. It is safe, simple and does not require practice, and evidence has shown that walking can be crucial to maintain senior physical and mental health. A recent article published in the Journal of the AmericanContinue Reading »
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It’s no secret … staying active during the winter months is really important! Recently, I wrote a blog (you can find it HERE) about what’s called the “Winter Effect”. In a nutshell, I tend to see a lot of patients – especially those with spine related issues – with aches and pains after winter hasContinue Reading »
You Can’t Treat an MRI Often I meet patients that are distressed after getting the results of an MRI or X-Ray. This is not unusual situation. Between the medical terms and fact you are reading something about a condition you may have to face it can be difficult to interpret. At times we have “incidentalContinue Reading »
This is an unusual case of spinal stenosis in a young athlete. Spinal stenosis is often found in older individuals, so hearing this story really caught my attention. Younger athletes often have spine-related conditions associated with herniated and bulging discs, muscle spasms, sciatica, piriformis syndrome and facet syndrome. That being said, younger individuals and athletesContinue Reading »
Autumn in New Jersey is a magnificent time of year. The changing colors provide some incredible scenery in the Garden State, but the season also calls for some serious yard-work for many homeowners. Often, the laborious raking can leave many feeling sore and uncomfortable. Here are some of the BEST tips I have to offer toContinue Reading »
If you’ve suffered from a knee injury or have undergone knee surgery in the past, there’s a chance you may experience a flare-up of pain from time to time. If you’re finding it difficult to participate in activities you typically enjoy, like walking or running, perhaps a spin on a stationary bike is the answerContinue Reading »