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Orthopedic Surgeons vs. Neurosurgeons

neurosurgeons perform a brain surgery

Neurosurgeons and Orthopedic Surgeons are both qualified and trained to perform complex operations on the spine of a patient. Over the years, the line between these two types of surgeons has continued to blur and understanding the differences between them comes down to evaluating their key specializations and qualifications. In determining which type of surgeon…

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What is a Concussion?

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A Concussion is a form of traumatic brain injury caused by the brain moving rapidly and violently within the skull. This is normally the result of a hard blow or jolt to the head during contact sports, car crashes, bike riding, and falls. In the U.S., over one million traumatic brain injuries occur each year. …

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What is a Herniated Disc?

herniated disk

A Herniated disc is one of the leading causes of back pain, as 20 out of 1000 people are diagnosed with the condition. According to the American Chiropractic Association, studies show that over 80% of the population will experience some form of back pain over the course of their lives. Small discs cushion the vertebrae…

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Princeton Brain, Spine and Sports Medicine Launches Redesigned Website  

New Site Includes Enhanced User Experience & Multimedia Education   As part of our goal to blend compassionate care with the industry’s most advanced neurosurgical and sports medicine treatment, Princeton Brain & Spine recently launched its redesigned patient website. Since Dr. Mark McLaughlin opened PBS in 2005, the practice has grown exponentially. Our medical team…

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The Laser Myth in Spine Surgery

“Do you use a laser in your spinal surgeries?” That question makes the hair stand up on the back of my neck. I reply calmly and with authority, “No.”  I continue, “I am trained in laser surgery. It has almost zero usefulness in your spine surgery and in fact, may be harmful.” Let me explain.…

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