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4 Remedies for a Pinched Nerve in the Neck

A painful pinched nerve can keep you from enjoying your favorite activities. Fortunately, there are a variety of treatment options — most of which are non-surgical — that can provide relief.

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6 Simple Ways to Improve Your Posture

Bad posture is all too common these days, as many office workers spend much of their time hunched over a screen. When the neck, shoulders, and back are misaligned, the muscles can’t work correctly to keep the body upright and balanced. This puts strain on those muscles and ligaments, which can lead to pain, injury, fatigue, […]

How To Treat Biking Pains

How To Treat Biking Pains

As New Yorkers, chances are you can bike just about everywhere, even to work. Biking is such a fun way to stay in shape, do something active with friends, and take in the fall scenery. While cycling is a great way for those with joint pain to workout, novices and expert cyclists alike commonly start […]

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What Does Having A Cervical Pinched Nerve Mean?

Neck pain is a very common chronic condition for those who sit at a desk for a majority of the week as well as for the avid exerciser. We have all heard of a pinched nerve and it is very often the culprit when we experience neck pain that keeps coming back. But what exactly […]

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What Are PRP Injections Used For?

Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy is an innovative non-surgical treatment option for people with chronic pains, strains and injuries. Once injected into the injured area, the platelet-rich plasma has been shown to positively affect healing and rehabilitation. To begin PRP injection therapy, a sample of the patient’s blood is drawn. The blood is then centrifuged to separate […]

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The Importance Of An Ergonomic Work Space

Like many, you work in front of a computer 40-50 hours each week. Work has you stressed, tired, and leaves you no time to exercise. Chances are, at the end of each working day, you have neck and back pain and stiffness. It may seem too good to be true, but an ergonomic workstation can […]

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How To Treat A Cervical Herniated Disc

A Cervical Herniated Disc often causes neck pain for patients, usually 50 years or over. The seven vertebrae of the neck are stacked atop one another, separated by soft discs that provide cushioning between the bones. Aging, disease, or injury can damage these discs, which will result in pain, inflammation, and sometimes more severe symptoms. A […]

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Why Am I Having Back Spasms?

You know that painful, cramping, tightening feeling that bursts through your muscles. Maybe it’s happened when you’re exercising or doing physical labor, or maybe it comes at random, just here and there. Why are you experiencing these back spasms? There are a variety of causes for back spasms. If it usually happens during or directly after […]

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Your Purse Is Causing More Damage Then You Think

Neck and back pain are by far the most common orthopedic conditions. And probably the most common way women strain their necks and pull their backs is by carrying a purse. While many patients seek some sort of treatment for back and neck pain, many are unaware that they are also causing significant damage to […]

Should I Consider Botox For Migraines?

What Are Migraines? Migraines are a headache disorder in the nervous and vascular systems. Symptoms include moderate to severe headache pain, and in some cases, nausea and vomiting, and sensitivity to light, sound, temperature and smells. Some people with migraines also experience an “aura,” which is a short period preceding the onset of the migraine, […]

Yankees, Mets Both Dealing With Pains In The Neck

In recent days, both New York baseball teams have been dealing with neck injuries to their key star corner infielders. Yankee Slugger Mark Teixeira has been sidelined with what is reported to be muscle spasms. After missing a few games, he received cortisone shots, and just returned to the lineup yesterday. Mets Captain David Wright, […]

Ready To Exercise?

The American Heart Association’s recommendations for physical activity for adults are 150 minutes per week of moderate exercise (30 minutes, 5 times per week) or 75 minutes of vigorous exercise (25 minutes, 3 times per week). Moderate exercise is light to somewhat hard exercise on the perceived exertion scale. Vigorous exercise is very hard to […]

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