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How’s Your Neck Feel?

After one of our famed New Jersey ice storms, at Coastal Spine we often see a rash of neck injuries as people slip and fall on the sidewalk or get in accidents on roads that have morphed into ice rinks. The most well-known neck injury is whiplash, which takes its name from the whip. The …

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When Your Spine Curves Too Much

It’s easy to think of our spines as straight. Actually a healthy spine has gentle curves as it progresses from the cervical spine down to the lumbar spine of the lower back. When viewed from the side, the spine has those gentle curves, moving slightly backward at the shoulders, moving back inward at the bottom …

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Spondylolisthesis

You could ask 100 people what spondylolisthesis is and you’d get nothing but blank looks. It’s actually difficult to understand how spondylolisthesis can even happen. This long word is the term for a condition where one of your vertebrae slides forward over the bone below it. It is most common in the lumbar spine, the …

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