Understanding Neck Pain

To understand neck pain, it helps to understand the anatomy of the neck. The cervical vertebrae, the spine of the neck, is composed of seven vertebrae that surround the spinal cord and canal. Between these vertebrae are discs, and the nerves of the neck pass nearby. Within the neck, structures include the skin, neck muscles, … Read more

Epidural Steroid Injections for Pain Related to Herniated Disc

Epidural injections, considered intermediate treatments, can result in relief when other therapy measures have not provided a solution for herniated discs. A herniated disc, also known as a slipped disc or ruptured disc, often irritates nearby nerves, which can result in pain, numbness or weakness in an arm or leg. Inflammation in the surrounding area, … Read more

Move Over Tennis Elbow; Wrist Injuries

The ligaments in the wrist aren’t able to keep up with the force and technical advancements of tennis players. That’s the theme of this fascinating article about wrist injuries in the world’s top tennis players. According to the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM), with so many bones, ligaments, tendons, and joints keeping hands … Read more

Reduce Workplace Headaches with Simple Lifestyle Changes

Workplace headaches are difficult to avoid considering we live in the 21st century. A headache, technically a pain located anywhere in the head or neck, will impact the vast majority of the population at some point in our lives, and in any given year, almost 90% of men and 95% of women have at least … Read more

Dr. Michael Horowitz Featured In Wall Street Journal

“These bones don’t just break,” said the hand surgeon of The Center For Musculoskeletal Disorders. In a story on Paul Pierce of the Brooklyn Nets, it was revealed that the 36-year-old star had injured his hand. This caused him to miss up to a month on the court with what was determined to be a … Read more

Common Symptoms of Spinal Fractures

Unlike a broken arm or leg, a vertebral fracture may not be immediately evident. However, it can cause significant back pain. Many conditions produce back pain that slowly intensifies with time, but a spinal fracture can cause abrupt and extreme discomfort. This type of pain typically increases with activity. Any action that involves the lifting … Read more

Jonathan D. Lewin, MD Discusses Lasers in Spine Surgery

The invention of laser over 50 years ago, in which focal light beams are targeted over a very narrow wavelength range, in a coherent fashion, has revolutionized medicine. Currently, its major uses are in ophthalmology, oncology, cosmetic surgery, as well as new advances in biomedical research and engineering. The ability of the laser with its … Read more