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Finally finding relief after 6 years of back pain

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Jane Crognale, 82, from Whiting New Jersey began struggling with low back pain in 2010. A combination of an injury and degenerative disease left her with debilitating pain that quickly worsened over the years to the point where she could not walk more than a few feet or drive. Read more


Relieve Joint Pain with Knee Injections

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Knee pain is a severely disabling condition that can affect daily living. One of the most common causes of knee pain is osteoarthritis (OA). This is a condition that affects over 27 million people in the U.S. OA is a “wear and tear” of the natural cushioning between the knee joint. Normally this cushioning provides support and acts as a shock absorber. However, as it is worn down, the result is bone rubbing on bone, which causes pain, swelling, and stiffness. Read more


Is Coccydynia the Cause of Your Lower Back or Buttock Pain?

coccydynia-tn GSMC Staff

Coccydynia, commonly called tailbone pain or coccyx pain, is a fairly rare and relatively poorly understood condition that can cause pain in the lower back and buttock areas. The coccyx is the very bottom portion of the spine. It consists of between three to five very small bones called vertebra that are fused together. Read more


Join us in the fight against breast cancer!

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Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Point Pleasant walk 2015. Click here to learn more or join our team for the walk! Read more


New Study Results: Effectiveness of Interventions in Managing Chronic Spinal Pain

article-rfa GSMC Staff

BACKGROUND: The therapeutic spinal facet joint interventions generally used for the treatment of axial spinal pain of facet joint origin are intraarticular facet joint injections, facet joint nerve blocks, and radiofrequency neurotomy. Despite interventional procedures being common as treatment strategies for facet joint pathology, there is a paucity of literature investigating these therapeutic approaches.
Systematic reviews assessing the effectiveness of various therapeutic facet joint interventions have shown there to be variable evidence based on the region and the modality of treatment utilized. Overall, the evidence ranges from limited to moderate. Read more


Making Healthcare Affordable

Can paying cash for healthcare save you money? GSMC Staff

When it comes to medical procedures and treatment, it pays to shop around. Recent changes in health insurance laws allow patients to choose whether they want to pay for services out of pocket — also known as self-pay — or if they want those charges submitted to insurance. And a patient can make that choice each time they visit. Read more


August is Sun Safety Month

Preventing Skin Cancer GSMC Staff

You don’t have to avoid the sun completely. And it would be unwise to stay inside if it would keep you from being active, because physical activity is important for good health. But too much sunlight can be harmful. There are some steps you can take to limit your exposure to UV rays. Read more


Pain Free After 10 Years

Florence Dr. Mann

Florence Fialkowski, a grandparent from Toms River, has always enjoyed an independent, active lifestyle. Even after retiring from her job as a secretary at Fairleigh Dickinson University in 1986, Florence has always maintained her busy, on-the-go routine. Incredibly, Florence has also suffered for nearly 10 years with chronic back pain. Read more


Always Seek Medical Treatment Following a Concussion

concussion Dr. Singh

Toms River – A Concussion is a low-velocity brain injury that causes ‘shaking’ inside the skull resulting in clinical symptoms. Although more common in contact sports like football as compared to non-contact activities, concussions do occur outside of athletics. Read more


Leg or Foot Pain May Be Neuropathy

neuropathy Dr. Mann

Ocean County – Peripheral neuropathy, a result of nerve damage, often causes numbness and pain in your hands and feet. Common symptoms include weakness, numbness, burning, tingling, and/or pain in the arms, hands, legs and/or feet. Read more