Tom Willemann Health Tips

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Lower back pain prevention tips

Nine out of every ten people suffer from lower back pain making it the most common reason to meet the doctor. Back pain may start with a slight discomfort and ache to severe back ache that can cause immobility too. The pain may be triggered due to numerous reasons like a past accidental injury orRead More…

Suggestions to reduce neck and back pain while driving

You will find nearly 9 out of 10 people suffering from neck and back pain these days. There are several factors that lead to this type of pain for example, trauma, medical issues, stress on neck muscles etc. But the most leading cause of neck and back pain is due to activities that involve holdingRead More…

Top tips to reduce low back and neck pain while driving

We discuss multiple tips to improve your comfort, reduce pain and stiffness while driving.  These tips should be helpful for anyone that suffers from low back pain, neck pain, sciatica, herniated discs, stenosis, degenerative disc, arthritis, and sciatica.  By applying these tips you will learn to move and feel better without the use of unnecessary painRead More…

Low Back Pain and Sciatica Workshop

We have lots of great information in this workshop to help patients with low back pain and sciatica  make the most informed decisions regarding their condition.  Feel free to contact our office for a End Back Pain and Sciatica report at (201) 251-2422 or email us at tomw@apexorthopedicnj.com.

Avoiding "SUMMER BACK"

Avoiding "SUMMER BACK"

While summer certainly has its perks, I often see patients during the warmer months with injuries related to what I like to call “Summer Back.” Common causes include: longer than usual drives, sleeping in a hotel or rental bed that isn’t yours, lifting heavy things like suitcases and beach equipment, or bending and twisting toRead More…

Is a Lumbar Epidural the Right Solution for My Pain?

In the clinic, I’m frequently asked whether or not an epidural is a good solution for my patients’ lower back issues, sciatica, leg pain, numbness and/or weakness. “Tom, will an epidural stop my pain and discomfort?”   The answer to that question, in all honesty, is that no one really knows for sure. (**If yourRead More…

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