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Why Post-Surgical Rehabilitation Is Important After Orthopedic Surgery, and What You Can Expect at NorthEast Spine and Sports Medicine

If you’re a competitive athlete, or someone else who made the decision to receive orthopedic surgery to alleviate pain or improve function for certain types of joint, spine, or nerve conditions, you may be wondering what comes after your surgery is complete.

Well, recovering from orthopedic surgery often requires you to take part in a post-surgical rehabilitation program that will help you to not only recover from surgery but make sure you get the most out of your orthopedic surgery, heal, and regain mobility.

At NorthEast Spine and Sports Medicine, we know that many of our patients are so focused on the number of hours they will spend in the hospital, that they often forget how important it is for them to take the time to recuperate with a post-surgical rehabilitation program.

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Choosing PRP To Combat Achilles Tendon Pain

In sports, pain is an obstacle. In competition, any additional obstacle to victory is one that gives opponents an edge.

For athletes, pain is often a part of training. When pain turns chronic, however, it’s an impediment to performance.

The Achilles tendon runs along the entirety of the calf to the middle of the foot on the back of the leg. Allowing the foot to be angled, the Achilles plays a vital role in movement. When in constant pain, even the most menial of tasks can become laborious.

NorthEast Spine & Sports Medicine has numerous ways to treat pain and injury. This time, we’re taking a look at a pain management technique that is on the cutting edge of medical technology—PRP.

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What You Need to Know About Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression

At NorthEast Spine & Sports Medicine, our goal is to provide you with the treatment you need to get you back to work, on the field, or in the gym. Whether you have suffered a back injury due to training in the weight room, playing sports, or lifting heavy items at work, you will be fully compensated. You can read this Source for your rights under such circumstances.

We provide non-surgical spinal decompression to alleviate both chronic and severe back pain. If you are in search of a clinically proven treatment for your back, look no further. Here’s what you need to know about non-surgical spinal decompression.

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10 Simple Tips to Manage Your Chronic Pain

Lower Back Pain: Can A Chiropractor Help?

Athletes everywhere rely on their bodies to push and pull them through the most competitive tasks. Any handicap can spell the difference between victory and defeat. When it comes down to it, pain is more than a burden, it’s a disadvantage, one that gives opponents an extra step.

It’s no secret that athletes play through pain every single day. But, they shouldn’t have to play that way and at NorthEast Spine & Sports Medicine, we’re doing everything we can to ensure that sports players don’t have to live that reality. Here at NorthEast Spine & Sports Medicine, our focus has always been on providing the greatest levels of care around; it’s lead us to an integrated approach, one that encompasses a number of treatment styles.

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Shoulder Impingement

Why Acupuncture is Perfect for Your Shoulder Injury

As you may have already figured out, it is quite easy to suffer a shoulder injury if you’re an athlete.

Skating toward the boards to track down the puck, you are greeted by an opposing defenseman who promptly slams you into the plexiglass and strips you of the puck, stifling your chance in the offensive zone.

As a quarterback, your job is to take care of the ball and move your team up the field with crisp, responsible passes. The play is set in motion, and you see your receiver break to a soft spot in coverage. You are just about to throw the ball but are instead met with a sudden impact that sends your shoulder into the cold ground and the ball bouncing to the other team.

There are many different scenarios that can cause a shoulder injury. Whether you are playing hockey, football, basketball or lifting weights, you are susceptible to shoulder problems such as:

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Former President Bill Clinton

Answer to our 10-14-16 Instagram Quiz

Friday Quiz 

Previously on our Instagram page #northeastspine, we had a series on quadriceps exercises and asked the following quiz just for fun.  

Q: Which of the following is not part of the quadriceps muscles: Vastus intermedius, rectus femoris, sartorius, vastus medialis?

*For extra credit: Which former president underwent surgical repair of his quadriceps?

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Non-surgical Spinal Decompression

Spinal Decompression Therapy: Is It Right for Me?

Chronic back pain can make even the simplest of tasks incredibly difficult and get in your way of resting comfortably at night. The good news is that there are ways of addressing back pain that do not involve needles or surgery.

At NorthEast Spine and Sports Medicine of New Jersey, we successfully use spinal decompression therapy to help patients get relief from many types of back pain. This blog post will tell you more about the procedure and help you decide if it is a treatment you can explore.

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10 Simple Tips to Manage Your Chronic Pain

10 Simple Tips to Manage Your Chronic Pain

The National Institutes of Health reports that 1 our of every 4 Americans will suffer from pain that lasts for longer than 24 hours at some point in their lives, and if you’re one of the more than 75 million people faced with chronic pain, you know how the discomfort can interfere with your daily life. Fortunately, it is often possible to manage chronic pain with the right treatment plan.

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Shoulder Impingement


Shoulder Pain (Part II)

Have you heard of impingement?

Think of the word, sounds like pinching, right? Imagine the arm bone doesn’t have enough room to raise, and bumps up against the front part of shoulder blade bone. If this keeps happening, it can lead to rotator cuff tears.

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Orthopedic Surgeon

  • Aberdeen

    557 South Atlantic Ave.
    Aberdeen, NJ 07747

  • Barnegat

    175 Gunning River Rd.
    Barnegat, NJ 08005

  • Jackson

    728 Bennetts Mills Rd.
    Jackson, NJ 08527

  • Freehold

    501 Iron Bridge Rd, Suite 2
    Freehold, NJ 07728

  • Manchester

    60 Lacey Rd.
    Manchester, NJ 08759

  • Point Pleasant

    1104 Arnold Ave.
    Point Pleasant, NJ 08742

  • Neptune

    4057 Asbury Ave.
    Neptune, NJ 07753

  • Surgery Center

    475 Route 70
    Lakewood, NJ 08701

  • Toms River

    367 Lakehurst Rd.
    Toms River, NJ 08755

  • Lincroft

    5 Swimming River Road
    Lincroft, NJ 07738

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If you’re looking for a multi-specialty medical group that offers interventional pain management, sports medicine, chiropractic care, acupuncture therapy, physical therapy, and orthopedic surgery, look no further than NorthEast Spine & Sports Medicine.

We have eight offices and one ambulatory surgery center (ASC) located in and around Monmouth County, NJ and Ocean County, NJ, and we have many patients that visit us from the following towns:

  • Jackson, NJ
  • Point Pleasant, NJ
  • Barnegat, NJ
  • Brick, NJ
  • Lakewood, NJ
  • Manchester, NJ
  • Aberdeen, NJ
  • Marlboro, NJ
  • Freehold, NJ
  • Monroe, NJ
  • Glassboro, NJ
  • Any many others

Since the beginning, our doctors and staff have been committed to treating patients who suffer from several different types of painful spine, joint, and orthopedic conditions. Furthermore, our goal is not only to reduce pain through physical rehabilitation, therapy, or any of our procedures and treatment options, but to help all of our patients have their functionality and quality of life restored.

Doctors with Superior Medical Knowledge and Compassion

One of the many benefits of choosing NorthEast Spine & Sports Medicine is that we only use the most innovative and modern treatment options and procedures. Furthermore, every service and treatment option we offer is available at each of our nine offices. Therefore, you should expect to receive the treatment you need whether you visit our office in Jackson, NJ, Point Pleasant, NJ, Barnegat, NJ, Manchester, NJ, Aberdeen, NJ or Tinton Falls, NJ. Furthermore, when patients come to one of our offices, they are always greeted with smiles and treated with kindness.

Every member of a team is respectful and empathetic, and will go to great lengths to ensure your pain management needs are addressed. Another reason to choose our medical practice is because our team makes it one of their highest priorities to stay at the forefront of medical research so that they’re offering the best care possible. Lastly, our physicians and staff also make certain that patients have the knowledge they need to help them live pain-free lives.

Comprehensive and Customized Care Provided by NorthEast Spine & Sports Medicine

While some patients may only require one service and/or treatment option and procedure, others may require customized care plans to help them get back on their feet. After your initial evaluation, your physician will create a custom-tailored treatment plan that they feel will offer you with the pain relief you want. In fact, you should not only expect to be recommended with a treatment plan that will help to reduce and/or eliminate your pain, but one that will aid in increasing your activity level, and reducing the amount of pain medicine you take. In the end, you will be provided with a comprehensive and customized care plan that will greatly improve the quality of your life.

Even though pain is an unavoidable part of life, it doesn’t mean you must suffer from it all throughout your lifetime. To learn more the doctors and staff at NorthEast Spine & Sports Medicine, our pain treatment options and procedures, and our locations in and around Ocean County, NJ, and Monmouth County, NJ, please browse our site. To make an appointment, please don’t hesitate to do so online, or give one of the offices closest to your home in Brick, NJ, Lakewood, NJ, Marlboro, NJ, Freehold, NJ, Glassboro, NJ, or another area a call today.