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A Multidisciplinary Approach to Spine Tumor Surgery at Neurological Surgery, P.C.

Categories: Back Pain / Pain Management / Sports Medicine

Fernando Checo, MD was recently featured in Long Island MDNews, a print and online publication covering highly ranked orthopedists and emerging treatment practices. At Neurological Surgery, P.C., Neurosurgeon Sachin Shah, MD, combines his surgical expertise with that of Fernando Checo, MD, orthopedic surgeon at The Central Orthopedic Group, to treat spine tumors. Since 2012, Drs.  … View More

What is Spinal Revision Surgery?

Categories: Back Pain / General Orthopedics

The spine is one of the most important parts of the body. It’s a critical part of the central nervous system, linking the brain with the rest of the body. The spine also relays messages from the brain to the rest of the body– making it possible for the body to move, and for organs  … View More

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What’s the Best Cardio Exercise Machine After Recovery?

Categories: Back Pain / Exercises / General Orthopedics / Pain Management

As the summer winds down and the heat transitions to a cool breeze, many avid runners will be moving inside. And, while running enthusiasts may prefer the natural feeling of running outside, there are also benefits to indoor cardio machines. Most gyms have several types of cardio machines, each of which can have different orthopedics  … View More

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Back Pain Management: Spinal Epidural Injections

Categories: Back Pain / Pain Management

Unfortunately, there are over 3 million individuals with back pain in the United States each day. This discomfort is equally likely to be caused by poor long-term habits as it is to be caused by a sports injury. Regardless of the cause, coming up with a unique and dedicated pain management plan is critical. When  … View More

How to Prevent Back Pain During the Summer

Categories: Back Pain / General Orthopedics

For many people living on Long Island, summer is a transformative time. There’s no better opportunity to take advantage of the glorious beaches, or to spend hours with friends in your backyard. As Long Island orthopedists, we have unfortunately observed that these summer activities can take a toll on your physical health, without the proper  … View More

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6 Steps to Creating a Spine-Conscious Office Space

Categories: Back Pain

Warehouses are often considered dangerous workplaces– there are hazardous materials, vehicles, and hefty boxes to be carried. There is, however, one extremely dangerous workplace that is often forgotten: the modern office. Unlike warehouses, though, the hazards in offices are far less noticeable– and take more effort to prevent. As Long Island orthopedists, we’ll discuss how  … View More

Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery

Categories: Back Pain

Throughout life, everyone is at some point susceptible to a severe spine injury. Whether your injury results from excessive lifting, a sedentary lifestyle, or a sports-related accident, spine injuries can result in a great deal of pain. Unfortunately, spine injuries can create serious limitations on your lifestyle. Recently, orthopedic surgeons have shifted their attention toward  … View More

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Aerobic Vs. Anaerobic Exercise: What’s the Difference?

Categories: Back Pain / Exercises

As casual and committed athletes alike are aware, different exercises yield different benefits for the body. Basketball players who are looking to improve their speed and shooting ability may not have a workout routine similar to swimmers looking to build arm strength, endurance and leg muscles. Aside from the muscle groups that specific exercises enhance,  … View More