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Know the Symptoms of Cervical Spondylosis

Also known as neck arthritis or cervical osteoarthritis, cervical spondylosis is a condition that can be debilitating and painful if left untreated. It is more likely to occur as people age, with individuals age sixty or over having greater odds of developing the condition. To achieve a better understanding of cervical spondylosis, let’s take a … Continued

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

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 care, … 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

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 diagnosed, … 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

What Is a Pinched Nerve?

The tissues that surround a nerve such as muscles or tendons may apply pressure to the nerve. When this happens, the nerve’s normal function is disrupted, resulting in a feeling of weakness, tingling, numbness, or pain. This is also known as a pinched nerve. A pinched nerve can occur in various places throughout the body, … Continued

The Various Roles of the Vertebrae

The vertebrae of the spine consist of a series of bones in the spinal column that articulate with each other to allow the spinal column to flex as well as providing it strength. Today we’re going to take a look at how some of these vertebrae differ. We’ll begin with the cervical vertebrae, which are the … Continued

A Brief Explanation of the Spinal Cord

Most people are aware of the spinal cord and its importance in functioning as a messenger of sorts in sending signals from the brain to other parts of the body. The spinal cord is protected by what’s called the spinal column. Because of this, often the spinal cord and spinal column are talked about interchangeably. … Continued

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