Category Archives: Spinal Conditions

Neck Pain, Hamilton, NJ

Neck Pain Requires a Personal Approach

Neck pain is a common problem that affects millions of people worldwide. Typically, doctors attempt to reduce symptoms using nonsurgical modalities like heat, ice, medication, and physical therapy. In some cases, however, surgery is the best option for attaining lasting relief from neck pain. Reasons for Neck Surgery Neck surgery is typically only performed for… Read More »


Spinal Fusion Princeton NJ

What is a Collapsed Disc?

The spinal column is described as having several segments. Each segment has specific nuances, such as how it curves and what it supports. Across all segments of the spine, the natural structure includes bones called vertebrae and gelatinous structures called discs. Spinal discs sit in between the vertebrae, one stacked on top of another. The… Read More »




Myelopathy | Princeton Neurological Surgery | Princeton NJ

What is Myelopathy?

Myelopathy is a spinal condition in which the spinal cord suffers significant compression. Pressure on the spinal cord should not be mistaken for compression on nerve roots as they exit the spinal cord or pass through spinal disc space (that is radiculopathy). Myelopathy is also different than myopathy, a condition in which the nerves within… Read More »



What is Degenerative Disc Disease?

The spine is a very intricate and complicated part of the human body that plays an integral role in good health and daily function. Between the interlocking bones of the spine called vertebrae, are discs. Discs serve the vertebrae much like the soles of sneakers do, to absorb shock from impact.  When the discs become… Read More »


What is Cervical Myelopathy?

Cervical myelopathy is a condition of the neck-portion of the spine where the spinal chord tissue has been damaged. This condition interferes with normal nerve function and can create a multitude of health issues. Nerve damage can often be irreversible, so it is important that patients see a neurological surgeon as soon as any symptoms… Read More »


Sciatica: Triggers and Treatments

Sciatica is a condition that causes patients to experience pain within the sciatic nerves. These nerves extend from the lower back through the hips and buttock areas, and down each leg. In most cases, sciatica only impacts one side of the body. Triggers Sciatica occurs when the sciatic nerve becomes pinched. “Pinching” occurs due to… Read More »


What is Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction?

The Sacroiliac (SI) Joints connect the base of the spine (the “sacrum”) to the ilium of the pelvis or hip bone. When there is abnormal motion or inflammation of these joints, severe pain can result. The condition is known as “Sacroiliac (SI) Joint Dysfunction.” There are several different names for this condition, including SI Joint… Read More »


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