Opioids and Chronic Pain: A Worrisome Dilemma

At The Center for Musculoskeletal Disorders, we understand the scope of chronic pain. Statistics help put it into perspective. Currently, it is estimated that 100 million Americans suffer from chronic pain. To illustrate the scope of the problem, this number is more than those with diabetes (26 million), heart disease (16 million) and cancer (12 … Read more

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Related to Migraines and Fibromyalgia

Recently, there have been studies associating carpal tunnel syndrome to other conditions, particularly migraines and fibromyalgia. In all three of these conditions, gender made a difference. Women are three times more likely than men to develop carpal tunnel syndrome, perhaps because the carpal tunnel itself may be smaller in women than in men. Both migraine … Read more

Stingers: A Common Sports Injury

Football season heads toward Super Bowl 50 in February 2016, but not without leaving casualties due to injury along the way. When NFL cornerback Dashaun Phillips of the Washington Redskins went down following a helmet-to-helmet collision in the regular season game finale in January, he lay motionless on the field. The frightening incident resulted in a cart taking Phillips off on a stretcher, his head and neck immobilized by a brace. Soon after, Phillips was lifted into a vehicle and transported to an area hospital.

Jay Gruden, the team head coach, later said that Phillips suffered a neck injury—a cervical stinger, which is an injury in both the neck and spinal cord area. Fortunately, tests revealed no further damage.

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Winter Sports Injuries: How to Avoid Them

In January, 23-year-old Austrian ski jumper Lukas Mueller crashed during a test run before the World Championships in Vienna, leaving him partially paralyzed. Although he underwent surgery on his lower spine hours after crashing, and he has improved movement in his legs, his was a very serious spine injury with what was officially called, “unforeseeable consequences.”

This dramatic example may not apply to the average winter sports enthusiast, but one need not be ski jumping or training for a world championship competition to incur a back or spine injury. In fact, beginners taking it easy can be at risk, without doing anything especially dramatic or risky.

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The Center for Musculoskeletal Disorders Featured on Jewish Link

The Center for Musculoskeletal Disorders was featured on Jewish Link for the unveiling of their new state-of-the-art facility located at 177 N. Dean Street. Distinguished people from throughout Bergen County appeared for the ribbon-cutting ceremony, enjoying fabulous hors d’oeuvres and desserts while showing their support to Dr. Jonathan Lewin and his colleagues.

The Center for Musculoskeletal Disorders Unveils a New State-Of-The-Art Facility

 The community recently gathered to celebrate the grand opening of The Center for Musculoskeletal Disorders’ new state-of-the-art facility located at 177 N. Dean Street. Distinguished members throughout the Bergen county community appeared for the ribbon cutting ceremony, enjoying fabulous hors d’oeuvres and desserts while showing their support to Dr. Jonathan Lewin and his colleagues.   The Center … Read more

Why Do Your Knuckles Make That Cracking Sound?

Knuckle cracking can be an unconscious but pleasurable habit. Or, it can be a grating and annoying noise. It all depends on who is doing the cracking and who is doing the listening. For years, there has been speculation on what causes the knuckles to make their characteristic cracking sound. Now, a new study has … Read more

You DON’T Have to Live with Chronic Pain

Chronic pain, which is defined as pain that lasts for several months or, in some cases, years, can be debilitating. Chronic pain, whether from injury, osteoarthritis, fibromyalgia or medical treatments, affects an astounding 116 million Americans each year and can lead to further problems, including depression, difficulty walking, sleeping and eating. It deeply impacts families … Read more

Back Pain: When to Call a Doctor

When to See a Doctor for Back Pain At The Center for Musculoskeletal Disorders, we diagnose conditions, provide treatments and counsel both patients and their families. As mirrored in the widespread incidence in the general population, we see a large percentage of those with back pain. While you can approach some back pain with a … Read more

Camp Romimu Basketball Tournament Sponsorship

The Center for Spinal Disorders, Center for Pain Management, and Center for Hand Disorders collectively sponsored the annual Camp Romimu 10th Grade Reunion basketball tournament on Saturday, October 10th at City Sports in Englewood, NJ.