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A New Treatment for Chronic Low Back Pain

May 01, 2024 02:39PM ● By Jeaniesa Santiano

Dr. Stephen Roman, M.D., founder of the RegeneSpine, Regenerative Spine and Joint Institute, is now offering a new minimally invasive, non-surgical treatment for low back pain—the Discseel® Procedure.

The Discseel Procedure identifies and treats disc annular tears and fissures, which are the true and underlying cause of most spine issues including disc herniations, bulges, degeneration and radiculopathy. The procedure uses a substance called fibrin to seal tears in the spinal discs, becoming a part of the disc, and then promoting the growth of disc tissue. The physician begins the process by looking for torn discs using x-ray images. If a disc is shown to have a tear, fibrin is injected.

The procedure takes about 30 minutes, and improvement in pain usually begins in one to four months. The focus is to provide the patient with a better quality of life, without surgery.

Location: Offices in Pennington and Parsippany, NJ, and NYC. For information, call 973-387-1044, email [email protected] and visit See ad, page 11.

Tick Talk

Spring officially sprung on March 21. We have turned our clocks ahead. We are looking forward to warm winds, sunny skies and the smell of fresh cut grass. The daffodils and tulips have recently bloomed and we are just starting with the yard work that comes with the warmer weather.  Sadly, another season has started ramping up.  Tick season.

•             The best form of protection is prevention. Educating oneself about tick activity and how our behaviors overlap with tick habitats is the first step.

•             According to the NJ DOH, in 2022 Hunterdon County led the state with a Lyme disease incidence rate of 426 cases per 100,000 people. The fact is ticks spend approximately 90% of their lives not on a host but aggressively searching for one, molting to their next stage or over-wintering. This is why a tick remediation program should be implemented on school grounds where NJ DOH deems high risk for tick exposure and subsequent attachment to human hosts.

•             Governor Murphy has signed a bill that mandates tick education in NJ public schools. See this for the details.  Tick education must now be incorporated into K-12 school curriculum. See link:

•             May is a great month to remind the public that tick activity is in full swing. In New Jersey, there are many tickborne diseases that affect residents, including Anaplasmosis, Babesiosis, Ehrlichiosis, Lyme disease, Powassan, and Spotted Fever Group Rickettsiosis.

•             For years, the focus has mainly been about protecting ourselves from Lyme disease. But other tick-borne diseases are on the rise in Central Jersey. An increase of incidence of Babesia and Anaplasma are sidelining people too. These two pathogens are scary because they effect our blood cells. Babesia affects the red blood cells and Anaplasma effects the white blood cells.

•             Ticks can be infected with more than one pathogen. When you contract Lyme it is possible to contract more than just that one disease. This is called a co-infection. It is super important to pay attention to your symptoms. See link.

A good resource from the State:


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