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Take Steps to Prevent Spinal Degeneration

No matter what age you are, spinal degeneration is a real thing that will affect your body, especially if you live a largely sedentary lifestyle. This could mean sitting for extended periods of time staring at a computer or TV, driving for long periods, or playing too many video games versus being outside and remaining … Continued

Signs of Serious Back Pain

Back pain is the leading cause of disability worldwide, according to the National Institutes of Health. Because of this, its symptoms should never be ignored.   Here are four important warning signs to look out for:   Pain involving weakness, numbness or tingling: This could mean damage to the spinal cord. Pain that stretches down to … Continued

Risk Management: Improve Outcomes and Lessen Your Risk During Surgery

Surgery can quickly feel like a challenging feat to overcome but with the right guidance and compliance, potential problems can be swiftly alleviated or avoided completely. With the meticulous planning and attention to detail that goes into surgical procedures, it is necessary to follow specific guidelines for pre-surgery, in-patient, and post-surgery.   Pre-surgical care refers to … Continued

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 … 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 … 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 … 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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