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Two Generations … Two Second Opinions … Two Second Chances
Any kind of pain – particularly when it impacts your spine – can be debilitating. And while you may think getting a second opinion can also be a pain, it can also be a life changing. That’s exactly what happened to the father/son pair, Joseph Infante, Sr. and his son, Joseph C.
Former Pro Football Player “Scores a Touchdown” After Neck Surgery
When pro football player and coach Chet Parlavecchio’s arm went numb, he knew he needed to address it. And, thankfully he did – because ignoring the issue that stemmed from his neck could have resulted in devastating paralysis.
Got Pain? Numbness? Tingling? A Physiatrist Can Help!
Gautam Malhotra, MD, a physiatrist at Altair Health, provides insights and tips on how to get to the bottom of what’s really going on with regards to your pain … efficiently and effectively … and likely, non-surgically.
Patient Now Pain Free Thanks to HFX™ for Painful Diabetic Neuropathy
Diagnosed with diabetes in 1995, Bill Crotty began suffering from painful diabetic neuropathy (PDN) five years later. After our Dr. Richard Winne implanted Nevro’s HFX for PDN, the sharp, stabbing, burning pains are gone, and Bill is completely off medication. “I have way more confidence now,” he shares.
HFX™ for PDN Completely Freed Julio Reyes from Painful Diabetic Neuropathy
After suffering from painful diabetic neuropathy for 15 years, Julio Reyes finally found relief with HFX™ for Painful Diabetic Neuropathy (PDN).
Spinal Cord Stimulation Provides Relief for Sally Sherren’s Severe Back Pain
A car accident left Sally Sherren with intense back pain. No amount of medication or physical therapy provided any relief. That all changed when Sally tried Nevro’s HFX Spinal Cord Stimulation system on a trial basis. Sally then had the system permanently implanted – and like the majority of HFX patients – she’s back to living pain free. Read Sally’s story and learn how Dr. Michael Rudman has enabled her to enjoy life’s simple pleasures once again.
In Her Patients’ Shoes
Neurosurgical nurse practitioner Beth Karasin shares her personal experience undergoing spine surgery
A New Hope for Painful Diabetic Neuropathy: An Interview with Dr. Richard P. Winne
The HFX spinal cord stimulation device was approved by the FDA with a specific indication for treating painful diabetic Neuropathy (PDN).
“I Feel Like a Miracle”
With a chronic stiff neck, sporadic numbness in her arms and anxiety about what was really at play, Suzan Kip of Summit, New Jersey knew she needed medical attention. What she didn’t know was that her neck, or cervical spine, was so severely damaged that she was actually at risk of becoming a quadriplegic.
A Second Opinion on Spine Surgery Leads Patient to Promising Clinical Trial, Pain Relief from Spondylolisthesis
Altair Health neurosurgeon Scott A. Meyer, MD performs first TOPS™ replacement in New Jersey
Serious Neck Pain is No Joke: Why Your Approach to Seeking Care is Critical
Leading neurosurgeon Dr. Jay Chun advises on what to do when you need care for potentially life-altering neck injuries.
Artificial disc replacement is a growing alternative to traditional spinal fusion
Dr. Scott A. Meyer, who is leading the way in spine health, recently spoke about how artificial disc replacement surgery is redefining cervical spine surgery.
Debunking Four of the Most Common Misconceptions About Neurosurgery
Neurosurgeons are highly trained medical professionals specializing in the brain, spine and peripheral nervous system. The work they perform is regarded as some of the most complex within the medical field, in part because of how specialized and intricate these parts of the body are. Many symptoms related to neurosurgery, such as back pain, can be very complex – and it doesn’t help that there are many misconceptions surrounding the specialty.
After Debilitating Series of Misdiagnoses, South Jersey Dentist Learns to Walk Again Following Neurosurgery
In a matter of months, Robert Karasek, DMD went from seeing patients and exercising every day to barely being able to walk.
The Keys to Beating Back Pain in Your 80s, According to a Patient Who’s Been There
Eighty-two-year-old Jaqueline Camuso shares how she conquered a year-long battle with spinal stenosis.
Virtual Physical Therapy and Wellness for the Win: How Telehealth is Enabling Patients Like Steve Delman to Continue PT Progress Online
How Telehealth is Enabling Patients Like Steve Delman to Continue PT Progress Online
From Quadriplegic to ‘Miraculous’ Recovery: How Advanced Spine Surgery Saved One Man from Permanent Paralysis
By all measures, Johnny Barbone, 69, of Whitehouse Station, New Jersey should have been permanently paralyzed after he slipped on black ice and endured a traumatic spinal cord injury. Instead, today he’s walking, using his arms and hands, and well on the road to recovery.
With Neurosurgery, A Doctor’s Sub-Specialties Can Significantly Impact Your Health
New Jersey native Abbey Velischek was weighing the options for treating her scoliosis when she met Dr. Scott A. Meyer of Altair Health and discovered highly specialized care close to home.
How Do Athletes Approach Spine Care? Ask This Cyclist and CEO.
New Jersey native Jason Desalvo went from herniated disc to head of the pack during a 100-mile bike race post surgery.
Back on Her Feet: How Neurosurgical Spine Surgery Took One Pregnant Mother from Paraplegic to Walking Again
Rita Arena thought she knew what to expect when she was expecting her second child. But when her chronic back pain intensified early on in her pregnancy, she knew something was not right.