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The Funny Bone (aka The Ulnar Nerve) Is No Laughing Matter
What’s so funny about the funny bone? Actually, nothing. This is what you quickly conclude if you accidentally hit just the right spot on your elbow. Suddenly, a shocking, tingling pain shoots right down your elbow, into your hand.It isn’t even a bone you’ve hit. It’s actually a nerve. Specifically, the ulnar nerve. This nerve, […]
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New Clinical Trial For Metastatic Brain Tumors
Dr. James Chimenti is the co-principle investigator at Somerset Medical Center of a clinical trial being run by the National Cancer Institute to determine which type of radiation treatment is best for patients after they have undergone surgery to resect a metastatic brain tumor. The study, N107C, is a phase III trial of post-surgical stereotactic radiosurgery […]
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Nearly all 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.An […]
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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, […]
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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 […]
Tips For A Healthy Spine
There are many things you can do to keep yourself strong and injury-free, particularly in the case of the spine—your basic foundation. Being conscious of the function of the spine, and the “do’s and don’ts” is often a matter of common sense, but there are steps you can take to maximize your spine health.Wear The […]
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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 biggest downsides of […]
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What Is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?
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 motion—from […]
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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 a bulge in the disc’s membrane or leaking out through a tear in the membrane.The movement of the jelly-like substance places pressure on nearby nerves, which can cause pain and […]
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