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Dealing with Lower Back Pain

The lower back, or lumbar area, serves a number of important functions that are imperative to a healthy life. These important functions include movement, structural support, and protection of certain body tissues. It is clear that the lower back plays a pivotal role in ensuring that important functions of the human body function properly. Lower … Continued

Five Stretching Methods to Avoid Shoulder Pain

Now that we’re in summer, it is without a doubt that many of us will be jumping into our pools for a refreshing dip. Whether you’re swimming as a sport or casually, it is wise to take precaution to avoid injuring your shoulders. Contrary to popular belief, shoulder injuries are not always caused by overuse. … Continued

Caring for Patients

Surgery is an intense procedure for the patient, but the Cantor Spine Institute helps care for their patients before and after the surgery. At Cantor Spine Institute, there is a patient advocate system that helps prevent risks during recovery. The system involves pre-surgical care, in-patient care, post-surgical care, and some other options.   During pre-surgical … Continued

Early Intervention Is Key to Preventing Severe Scoliosis

Is your child carrying an unusually heavy load to school each day? Perhaps you’re noticing some slouching when they sit or one sleeve may appear longer than another when they’re getting dressed in the morning. Both of these may indicate the presence of scoliosis. While the heavy load may be necessary, parents should be aware … Continued

Three Symptoms of Potentially Serious Spine Conditions

  Are you experiencing pain in your back? You are not alone. Over thirty million Americans experience pain in their lower back according to American Chiropractic Association, and it continues to be one of the top causes of disability in the world per the National Institutes of Health. There are certain signs to watch out … Continued

A Closer Look at the Vertebra

Each of the vertebra in the spine is considered an irregular bone, but when it comes to their size, it will vary based on factors including but not limited to where it is located in the vertebral column and posture. In order to deal with a person’s mobility and any stress placed upon the spine, … Continued

Thoracic Spondylosis Affects Older Individuals

As a person ages, the odds of developing back pain become greater due to degeneration of the spine. Should pain arise in the middle of the back as the spine, ligaments, bones, and discs wear and tear, it may result in a condition known as thoracic spondylosis. Thoracic spondylosis typically affects individuals that are age … Continued

The Different Types of Pediatric Scoliosis

The words ‘pediatric scoliosis’ tend to be used as an all-encompassing term for the condition affecting children and adolescents. If we break it down, however, there is much more to it. There are distinct categories for the condition that vary based on the reason for the curvature of the spine. Let’s begin with congenital scoliosis. … Continued

Dispelling Common Scoliosis Myths

As a spine condition that continues to be extensively researched, there is a tremendous amount of information regarding scoliosis, and each day the treatment for it becomes better and better. However, there are still many myths and/or old wives tales associated with the condition, a few of which we will dispel here.   Upon being … Continued

Understanding Pediatric Scoliosis

At Cantor Spine Institute, we are proud to have Dr. Jahangir “John” Asghar as part of the team helping patients with conditions such as pediatric scoliosis. Doctor Asghar brings more than a decade of scoliosis experience to Cantor Spine Institute. He obtained his medical degree from St. George’s University School of Medicine in 2001. In … Continued

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