Blog Archive

Why Is My Back Starting to Curve Abnormally? Jan 1st, 2022

Stretching all the way from the base of your skull to your “tailbone,” your spine plays a critical role in your health, supporting your skeleton and keeping you mobile. Your spine also acts as a conduit for all your nerves as they travel from your brain to every other part...

When a Disc Replacement Might Be Necessary Dec 1st, 2021

Herniated and ruptured discs are a relatively common cause of back pain and neck pain that gets more common as we age. Accidents like falls, workplace injuries, or car crashes can cause some disc issues, but a lot of disc problems happen from years of wear and tear along with...

I Was in a Car Accident Several Days Ago: Why Am I Just Now Feeling Pain? Nov 11th, 2021

Every year in the United States, millions of motor vehicle accidents happen, and many people are injured as a result. In New Jersey alone, more than 270,000 vehicle crashes happen each year, and more than one-fifth of those result in injuries. A lot of people think if they walk away...

Does Spinal Fusion Limit Mobility? Oct 11th, 2021

More than 50 million Americans suffer from chronic pain, much of it stemming from diseases and conditions of the spine. When therapy, medication, and other conservative treatments don’t help, spinal fusion can offer a long-term solution that helps many people get back to the activities they love. Spinal fusion surgery...

Will My Damaged Disc Heal on Its Own? Sep 7th, 2021

Disc damage is a common cause of back and neck pain, and like a lot of spine problems, it tends to become more common as we age. Evan O’Brien, MD, and our team at Woodbury Spine  use advanced technology to diagnose and treat herniated discs and other disc problems, customizing...

Scoliosis vs. Kyphosis Aug 16th, 2021

Your spine consists of a series of bones called vertebrae that are connected by joints and ligaments. In most cases, the spine develops in a pretty straight line. Sometimes, though, the spine can curve from one side to the other or from front to back.  Depending on the amount of...

Why Does My Herniated Disk Pain Come and Go? Jul 25th, 2021

Herniated discs are a common cause of chronic back pain, especially among people between the ages of 30-50 years. While many people with herniated discs suffer from chronic, unrelenting pain, others may find their symptoms come and go, or at least vary in their severity. At Woodbury Spine, our orthopaedic...

What to Expect During and After Your Epidural Injection Jun 2nd, 2021

If you suffer with back or neck pain, you have a lot of company. Research shows as many as 80% of American adults suffer from back or neck pain at some point in their lives, and many of those people will have chronic or recurrent bouts of symptoms that can...

Why Should You Consider a Spinal Cord Stimulator for Chronic Back Pain May 27th, 2021

Most Americans (about 80%) from suffer back pain at some point in their lives, often as a result of exertion or strain. That type of acute back pain typically resolves after some rest and maybe some ice and heat therapy.  But many other people have chronic back pain, with symptoms...

When Should You Seek Medical Intervention for a Bad Back Apr 15th, 2021

Most people experience back pain at some point in their lives. It’s often short-lived, but when it isn’t, it can cause a major disruption to your daily life. In fact, back pain is the leading cause of disability.  Back pain that doesn’t go away, only to return sometime later is...