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Spinal Stenosis & How it’s Treated

Categories: Back Pain / Diagnosis & Testing

As Long Island’s leading orthopedist, Central Orthopedic Group diagnoses and treats several different orthopedic injuries on a regular basis. Spinal stenosis is currently one of the most common injuries being treated by orthopedists. Spinal stenosis is most often experienced in the lower back and neck. Successful pain management and treatment is possible for spinal stenosis.  … View More

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Top 5 Most Body Taxing Jobs

Categories: Back Pain

Did you know that the average person spends almost half their lives working? You’re likely thinking as you read this that you spend more time working than at home. If you find yourself plagued by mysterious pains, aches or bruises, it’s very likely that you have your job to thank. Our jobs are usually pretty  … View More

Returning to Sports After Spinal Surgery

Dr. Fernando Checo: Returning to Sports After Spinal Surgery

Categories: Back Pain / Sports Medicine

QUESTION: Ask an Orthopedic Series #AskAnOrtho “I’ve just been told that I am a candidate for spinal surgery…will this mean the end to my participation in recreational sports?” Athletes often assume that a spinal injury or condition that requires a surgical procedure means the end to their athletic career. However, many athletes have returned to  … View More

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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

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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