Nearly half of all people with diabetes have some form of nerve damage or diabetic neuropathy. There are several ways that diabetes damages the nerves but they all seem to be related to elevated blood glucose levels for an extended period of time. There are four types of diabetic neuropathy, peripheral, autonomic, proximal, and focal.
According to the American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine, electrodiagnostic medicine is the “medical subspecialty that applies neurophysiologic techniques to diagnose, evaluate, and treat patients with impairments of the neurologic, neuromuscular, and/or muscular systems.”
Northeast Spine and Sports Medicine is a multi-specialty medical group with three locations in Ocean County. We have an office in Point Pleasant, Jackson, and Barnegat. Dr. Lambros R. and Dr. Dimitrios Lambrou co-founded the practice in Point Pleasant in 2001. This April 17th will be the Point Pleasant office’s 13th year anniversary.
Located in the south-central coastal portion of Ocean County lies Barnegat, a 33.62 square mile township with a population of a little over 20,000. This township is rich in history; in fact there is even a Historic District!
When you think about injections, the first thoughts that come to your mind are never usually pleasant. If you suffer from a condition that causes you to live daily with pain, the thought of an injection could soon become a pleasant one. There are quite a few therapeutic injections available to help change your mind including spinal epidural, facet, trigger point, and joint injections.
Have you recently had surgery or were told you needed it? There are many questions that follow learning you need surgery including, what happens next? You may have even been told you will need post-surgical rehabilitation. But, what exactly is that? Let’s find out.
The occasional bump or bruise is expected when you play sports, but with the participation in sports at an all time high for all ages and abilities, there are more and more injuries happening. According to the American College of Sports Medicine, up to 50 percent of all athletic injuries can be avoided. At Northeast Spine and Sports Medicine, we take pride in our patient care and never want our patients to get hurt. We put together a list of a few things you can do to prevent sports injuries.
You may have heard the term ‘non-surgical spinal decompression therapy’ floating around or maybe you have seen a picture of a device that you can only imagine to be similar to an ancient torture device used to stretch people apart. Relax. It’s definitely not a torture device, but what exactly is non-surgical spinal decompression therapy?
Did you know that even if you disconnected all the nerves to your heart, it would still beat? The heart is a very interesting organ that is responsible for keeping our bodies going. Unfortunately, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States. What many people aren’t aware of is, chiropractic treatmentcan actually help prevent heart disease.