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Putting the Spotlight on Trigeminal Neuralgia During Neurosurgery Awareness Month

Putting the Spotlight on Trigeminal Neuralgia During Neurosurgery Awareness Month

The American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) has designated August as Neurosurgery Awareness Month. Every year, this prestigious organization chooses a particular focus to highlight within the field. This year, the AANS has chosen to shed some light on trigeminal neuralgia (TN), a rare disorder that causes pain in certain areas of the face and [&hellip

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The Funny Bone (aka The Ulnar Nerve) Is No Laughing Matter

The Funny Bone (aka The Ulnar Nerve) Is No Laughing Matter

The ulnar nerve, one of the three main nerves in the arm, runs from the neck area and extends to the hand

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Study suggest nearly all Groups of Patients with Spinal Stenosis do Better with Surgery

Among our treatments at Neurosurgical Associates of Central Jersey are solutions for spinal stenosis. Spinal stenosis is the narrowing of the channels that house the spinal nerves in the lumbar spine (lower back) or cervical spine (neck). Spinal stenosis generates pressure on the spinal nerves by compressing the available space in which they can function. [&hellip

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September Is Healthy Aging Month!

September Is Healthy Aging Month!

September is designated as Healthy Aging Month by Healthy Aging®, which is a national health initiative developed to help individuals think more positively about growing older. Fifteen years ago, they began the celebration of Healthy Aging Month, which promotes taking charge of one’s health past age 50. This includes on varying levels, from physically, socially, [&hellip

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Spinal Muscular Atrophy Awareness Month

Spinal Muscular Atrophy Awareness Month

August is Spinal Muscular Atrophy Awareness month. To help spread awareness of this condition, here are some facts about Spinal Muscular Atrophy: Spinal Muscular Atrophy is a degenerative neuro muscular disease that affects the motor neurons in the human body, causing severe spinal deformities and muscular atrophy. Spinal Muscular Atrophy, or SMA, is the number one [&hellip

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What is Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery?

What is Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery?

Minimally invasive spine surgery (MIS) was first performed in the 1980s, but has seen rapid advances in the past few years. Technological advances have enabled spine surgeons to expand patient selection and treat an evolving array of spinal disorders, such as degenerative disc disease, herniated disc, fractures, tumors, infections, instability, and deformity. One of the [&hellip

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What Is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, and What Can Be Done For It?

Carpal tunnel syndrome occurs in the wrist when the surrounding tendons, ligaments, and muscles compress the median nerve causing pain. The risk of developing carpal tunnel syndrome does not come from single industry or job, but is especially common in those performing assembly line work, such as manufacturing. However, it can come from any repetitive [&hellip

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What is a herniated disc?

What is a herniated disc?

A herniated or “slipped” disc is a common spine injury that occurs when the jelly-like substance inside the intravertebral discs is forced outward, either creating

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