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June 28th, 2022

People living with spinal stenosis may experience discomfort walking because of pain, numbness, and pressure in the lower back. Find out how to get around walking problems caused by your spinal stenosis.

Spinal Stenosis and Walking Problems: What You Need to Know

June 17th, 2022

Sitting in the wrong chair for eight (or, let’s be real, 10) hours a day can cause “a cascade of problems for your back"..

Exactly What to Look for in an Ergonomic Desk Chair, According to Back Experts

June 15th, 2022

One of the best ways to maintain healthy posture centers around maintaining an active lifestyle, which primes the muscles to assume their optimal posture. A lack of physical activity, in and of itself, will culminate in fatigued muscles and poor posture.

An Orthopedic Spine Surgeon's Tips for Fixing Your Terrible Posture

June 8th, 2022

Doing neck mobility exercises that stretch and strengthen the muscles in the area can help improve movement so you can turn your neck without pain.

Can't Turn Your Neck? These 5 Best Neck Mobility Exercises Will Help

June 6th, 2022

At the end of a long day, our beds can be a cozy sanctuary that we melt into for total relaxation. Unfortunately, that’s not a reality for many people.

Got a Bad Back? The Best Mattress Toppers for Back Pain May Improve Your Sleep

May 31st, 2022

Little daily habits can totally wreck your posture, but don't fret, because there are some secret tricks to fix bad posture we're going to clue you in on.

The Easiest Tricks To Fix Bad Posture, Expert Says

May 13th, 2022

Whether you're sitting at a desk all day and don't have proper lumbar support, or you lifted something a little bit too heavy, you may be experiencing dreaded (and incredibly frustrating) back pain. Learn what your back pain is telling you and when to see a physician.

Here's What Your Back Pain Is Telling You, Expert Says

May 11th, 2022

Larger gun heads tend to work better on bigger muscles and groups of muscles, while smaller attachments are ideal for targeting pain or soreness in specific, accessory muscles that may be tender.

How to Use a Massage Gun Correctly, According to Experts

May 4th, 2022

"Standing desks allow us to use different muscles as compared to sitting to help combat overuse and muscle fatigue associated with prolonged sitting" says Dr. Shah

8 Sleek Standing Desks For Every Type Of Home Office

May 2nd, 2022

After a number of reports suggested a Simmons comeback was imminent, we now know that was not meant to be.

Ben Simmons’ Brooklyn no-show was more predictable than we thought.

April 28th, 2022

When it comes to choosing the right couch for your back heath, there are four key things you should look for.

The 9 Best Couches for Good Posture and a Healthy Back

April 26th, 2022

"Simmons was almost certain to miss the rest of the season.” Dr . Shah says ..

Steve Nash never expected Ben Simmons to play in Nets’ do-or-die Game 4

April 21st, 2022

"If you have to use effort to keep yourself upright or vertical, that’s bad posture. It should be effortless." Learn how to improve your posture with insights from Dr Shah.

We Asked a Spinal Surgeon How to Actually Improve Your Posture

April 18th, 2022

The best office chair is one that you don’t even have to think about during your workday, whether you’re working from home or in the office.

The Best Office Chairs To Make Your WFH Situation More Comfortable

April 14th, 2022

Lower right back pain can be due to a sprain, infection, cancer, pregnancy, and much more.

8 reasons you're experiencing lower right back pain and what to do about it

April 11th, 2022

Ben Simmons’ latest back setback has to raise alarms, with orthopedic specialists who spoke with The Post questioning whether the Nets newcomer will be ready to debut by the end of the regular season or even during the playoffs.

Experts aren’t optimistic about Ben Simmons making Nets debut this season

April 6th, 2022

Sitting back in your chair is key, as it will "help restore the normal swayback the lower back typically has when standing."

3 Secret Tips To Avoid Back Pain When Sitting All Day, Expert Says

April 2nd, 2022

Massage guns can help accelerate your warm-up and recovery phases, while also helping you improve flexibility and range of motion.

The 13 Best Massage Guns for Post-Workout Recovery

March 31st, 2022

It’s clear Woods is back in the mindset of being focused on his recovery and getting back on the course.

As Tiger Woods' Masters speculation ramps up, surgeon weighs in on golf legend's chances

February 14th, 2022

It will help us to keep people’s muscles active in those who have had injuries and potentially help them use their muscles in a more functional manner.

Scientific Advances Are Allowing People with Paralysis to Walk Again

February 11th, 2022

After your nightly wind-down routine, once the lights are out and it's time to drift off, you likely gravitate toward the same sleep position, night after night.

The Best Sleeping Position for Your Body, According to Sleep Experts

February 3rd, 2022

Inactive lifestyles worsen our existing WFH back pain, tech neck, and posture.

Back pain: Working from home sees surge in 'tech neck' – early symptoms of spine damage

February 1st, 2022

Always limit the amount of bending you’re doing with the back, and try to do it with our legs, because the legs give you more power.

After the Storm

January 21st, 2022

Strong back muscles offer better upper-body support and also decrease stiffness, improve mobility, and boost overall comfort.

10 exercises to help strengthen your back and improve posture

January 18th, 2022

Stretches and exercise help strengthen neck muscles to avoid neck pain in the first place.

5 easy ways to ease neck stiffness and pain

December 18th, 2021

Learn more how stretches can alleviate lower back pain.

Doing the ‘Thread the Needle’ Stretch Every Morning Will Mobilize Your Mid-Back and Release Shoulder Tension

November 29th, 2021

The powder may not work the way you think it does.

The Truth About Collagen Supplements and Their Potential Health Benefits

November 23rd, 2021

What's missing when there's no physical exam

Voice-only telehealth may go away with pandemic rules expiring

November 2nd, 2021

Standing desks carry the benefits of being adjusted more than a standard sitting desk.

11 Standing Desks That Help You Spend Less Of Your Day Sitting

October 15th, 2021

Neck pain being, well, a pain in the neck? Relieve the aches and muscle tension with these expert-backed items.

The Products Doctors Swear By For Neck Pain

October 9th, 2021

Just because you’re roughing it in the great outdoors doesn’t mean your camping chair has to be rough on your back — especially when you live with chronic discomfort.

The 4 Best Camping Chairs For Bad Backs, According To An Orthopedist

October 7th, 2021

Whether you work out from home, the gym, or not at all, a massage gun is a great tool to relieve muscle discomfort and get you a step closer to relaxation on a daily basis.

4 of the Best Massage Guns For Sore Muscles, According to Physical Therapists

September 20th, 2021

Trigger point therapy targets different areas within the muscles to relieve pain and the knots that people experience.

Can Trigger Point Injections Treat Your Pain?

September 13th, 2021

By and large, I do believe interventions with pillows, diet changes and bodywork offer excellent options for treating chronic pain before beginning pain medications per se.

Best Tools For Managing Chronic Pain

September 10th, 2021

The most important thing about the hump is to identify the root cause.

Dealing With A Hump In the Back of Your Neck? It's Called Thoracic Kyphosis—Here's How to Fix It

September 8th, 2021

These are also the areas where muscles are likely to build lactic acid [which causes a burning sensation] and other byproducts of increasing muscle fatigue. By stimulating blood flow to these areas, these toxins can also be effectively neutralized.

6 best massage guns for muscle relief, according to experts

August 13th, 2021

An important part of diagnosing neck pain is determining the context in which neck pain occurs and the associated clinical findings, which can include swelling, fevers

A Guide to Neck Pain Symptoms, Causes, Treatments, and Relief

August 26th, 2021

Sitting in a comfortable chair allows you to hold your head comfortably over the pelvis without having the muscles do much extra work to bring the head in line over the pelvis.

The Ergonomic Dozen: 12 Products Ergonomic Experts Say You Shouldn’t Skip

August 18th, 2021

Learn about the most common spinal infections, spinal infection symptoms and risk factors, and diagnosing and treating spinal infections.

Infections of the Spine

August 13th, 2021

Water pillows are adjustable and offer different levels of firmness based on the amount of water used and, therefore, could be a good option for a person with neck pain.

The Best Pillows for Neck Pain, According to Chiropractors

July 22nd, 2021

Have a standing desk? You’ll want one of these chairs for ergonomic support

The 9 Best Standing Desk Chairs of 2021

July 6th, 2021

Easy tricks for relieving everything from post-workout soreness to headaches and tech neck.

7 Annoying Aches and Pains—And How to Fix Them Fast

June 25th, 2021

Learn how to identify arthritis in the neck and what treatment options can be used for it.

How to Tell if You Have Arthritis in Your Neck

June 15th, 2021

A year-plus of working from home has wreaked havoc on our bodies. An adjustable, supportive desk chair is key, according to Rahul Shah, a board-certified orthopedic spine and neck surgeon in New Jersey.

6 Stretches To Do In The Morning If You Have Back Pain

June 15th, 2021

Did you know that the implied goal for a neck massager is to stimulate the muscles in order to improve circulation, which then helps to loosen stiff muscles in order to improve neck pain and stiffness?

The 7 Best Neck Massagers for Relieving Pain

June 10th, 2021

Lower back pain is no joke. Whether you have minor aches and pains from time to time, or deal with chronic pain on the reg, the bed you sleep on plays a big role in preventing and alleviating such discomfort.

7 Best Mattresses for People with Scoliosis

May 30th, 2021

Get expert tips for comfortable sitting as it relates to back and neck issues from Dr Rahul Shah

10 Best Ergonomic Office Chairs for Your Home

May 26th, 2021

"Oftentimes, it is an innocuous movement that follows a series of heavy movements, which tends to push the muscle past its limits."

7 Signs that You Have a Pulled Muscle in Your Neck

May 26th, 2021

Struggling with lower back pain, upper back pain, a muscle spasm or sciatica? This guide will be your new best friend.

Experts Reveal The Products They Swear By For Back Pain

May 6th, 2021

According to Dr. Rahul Shah, MD, a board-certified orthopedic spine and neck surgeon, you should pick chairs that keep your head in line with your pelvis.

10 Most Comfortable Dining Chairs on Amazon, According to Shoppers

May 3rd, 2021

When shopping for an anti-gravity chair, Dr Rahul V Shah recommends options that conform to the curves of your body, delivering excellent comfort.

The 8 Best Zero-Gravity Chairs That Deliver Weightless Comfort

April 28th, 2021

If you've noticed that working from home has been bad for your back, you're not alone. Millions have been experiencing aches and pains they never had while working at a proper desk.

Surgeon weighs in on how to avoid "pandemic posture"

April 24th, 2021

All doctors did was offer me painkillers—until one discovered the root of the problem.

My Diagnosis Changed Everything

March 30th, 2021

Now that cycling is a more common routine of many who work out at home, the relative share of working out injuries seems to have shifted from CrossFit to at-home cycling..

The “Peloton Pandemic” And What It’s Doing to Your Body

March 10th, 2021

"Whenever we get a massage, a person or instrument stimulates the muscles and fascia by increasing the pressure applied and stretching the muscles as they are manipulated."

The 8 Best Massage Chairs, According to Customer Reviews

March 4th, 2021

How do you minimize surgical pain before surgery and after surgery? Get an expert insight on tips for you.

Control Your Pain After Back Surgery With These Tips

March 3rd, 2021

If you've been working from home during the pandemic, your body's alignment has, like your social life, very likely been a casualty of the past year. Get 5 smart moves for straighter, less ache-y posture from the experts..

How (and Why) to Work On Your Laptop-Wrecked Posture

March 2nd, 2021

"Woods’ family, friends and fans need to be patient as the 15-time major champion starts his long recovery." Dr Shah said

Experts: Tiger Woods may need months to resume walking

March 1st, 2021

Back pain affects both sexes equally, women may be more prone to experience back pain related to hormonal changes throughout life, including menstruation and pregnancy..

What Causes Lower Back Pain in Women?

February 27th, 2021

Your risk for developing lower back or hip pain increases with advancing age, excess weight, smoking and more. Learn more from Dr Shah on The Healthy

What Causes Lower Back and Hip Pain?

February 23rd, 2021

Maintaining good posture has much to do with the position of your head in relation to the rest of your body..

Your Posture Affects Your Health In More Ways Than You Think

February 23rd, 2021

Learn how to properly shovel snow as well as how to avoid additional injuries when shoveling..

Protecting Your Back While Shoveling

January 7th, 2021

Improve children’s posture and alleviate pain in their neck, wrist and shoulders while study from home..

Learn tips from Dr Shah

December 28th, 2020

To avoid the issues associated with remote learning such as cramps and tingling in the hands, Dr Shah suggests increasing exercise and activity, taking breaks from the computer, and watching posture to alleviate pressure points..

How remote learning is taking a toll on kids

December 17th, 2020

With the recent uptick in screen time and schooling from home, Dr. Shah is seeing a concerning increase in carpal tunnel symptoms in young patients..

NJ doctor sees increase in students with carpal tunnel symptoms amid remote learning

December 16th, 2020

With the recent uptick in screen time and schooling from home, Dr. Shah is seeing a concerning increase in carpal tunnel symptoms in young patients..

To prevent back pain from shoveling snow, take these precautions

December 14th, 2020

We know we look better when we stand up straight. Shoulders back, chin up, chest out, core tight. This goes the same (if not more importantly) for sitting for long periods of time..

How to Manage Your Sleep Posture

November 20th, 2020

By age 60, 90 percent of Americans will show symptoms of degenerative disc disease, the wear and tear on the ligaments in our back and neck. Now, doctors are testing a new minimally invasive procedure for fusing discs and alleviating pain

November 18th, 2020

Waking up with a crick in your neck is a sign that your sleep posture is off..

“‘I’m an Orthopedic Spine Surgeon, and This Is *Exactly* What You Need for a Better Night’s Sleep.’”

November 14th, 2020

How it’s virtually impossible to control your posture while you sleep and to experiment with different pillows and mattresses for neck or back pain..

What You Should Know About Sleep Posture - and How to Get a Better Night's Sleep

November 12th, 2020

Read more on Becker’s Spine Review

Dr. Rahul Shah leading multilevel degenerative disc disease trial in New Jersey

November 11th, 2020

Listen to Dr. Shah discusses pain related to election stress on CBS News Weekend Roundup Podcast

Stress from the Election

November 16th, 2020

As the muscles work overtime, they will become fatigued, and this can result in back or neck pain..

Do Posture Corrector Devices Actually Help You Stand Straighter? Experts Weigh In

October 6th, 2020

“The most important way to improve your posture — is to exercise. The more that your muscles are primed, the easier it will be in everyday life to use them.”

Is Your Posture Wreaking Havoc on Your Body?

September 25th, 2020

ACDF and disc replacement surgery can both take your neck pain and radiculopathy away. Which one’s right for you? Learn about how they’re similar and different to help you choose.

Should You Get ACDF or Cervical Disc Replacement Surgery?

September 24th, 2020

There are no drawbacks of using a memory foam pillow, as they conform to one’s body to accommodate the natural resting position. Therefore they help to alleviate pressure points and aid to support the body’s posture.

The Best Memory Foam Pillows, According To Online Reviews

September 17th, 2020

Cervical degenerative disc disease occurs when the functional spinal unit breaks down. It can lead to disabling pain and neurological dysfunction, particularly when spinal nerves or the spinal cord is impinged.

Minimally invasive posterior cervical fusion augments three-level cervical fusion

September 15th, 2020

Board Certified Orthopedic Spine & Neck Surgeon Dr. Rahul Shah gives advice on how to deal with neck and back pain caused by working from make-shift offices at home.

How to Curb Work-from-Home Aches and Pains

September 10th, 2020

Altered posture predisposes the body to small irritations or injuries because the muscles quickly fatigue in a disproportionate way, Shah explained.

Shift to working from home prompted an increase in habits that lead to poor posture

August 19th, 2020

With many New Jerseyans working from home for months during the COVID-19 pandemic, there's a situation that's likely to continue: back and neck injuries from not sitting properly...

Working From Home Could be a Pain in the Neck – Literally

August 15th, 2020

You may be eligible to participate in a clinical study. This clinical study is evaluating whether the Posterior Cervical Stabilization System (“PCSS”) improves fusion rates for cervical fusion patients when used as part of Circumferential Cervical Fusion.

Have you been told you need fusion surgery for your neck?

August 7th, 2020

You’ve been hunched over a computer all day and your body seriously aches. When you finally get up from your chair, you give yourself a nice, long stretch—plus a couple of twists at the waist to crack your spine...

Is it Bad to Crack Your Back?

July 14th, 2020

” Work to bridge the gap so you’re able to mimic more of your work environment and day-to-day environment so they can be in harmony with each other,”

Has working from Home due to the pandemic affected your spine?

July 8th, 2020

That’s why Dr. Rahul Shah, a board-certified orthopedic spine and neck surgeon, wasn’t shocked when he heard the Yankees were taking it very slowly with starting pitcher Masahiro Tanaka’s rehab..

The ‘phenomenal’ sign that Yankees’ Masahiro Tanaka’s recovery is off to strong start

June 29th, 2020

What scoliosis is and how parents can check for signs of scoliosis in their adolescents - learn from Dr Shah, who went on to become a nationally renowned specialist in treating scoliosis.

In Battle Against Scoliosis, Awareness Is Essential

June 26th, 2020

Because poor posture (during the day or at night) forces the body's muscles to work overtime, your body will likely expel a significant amount of energy while your head is out of alignment with the rest of the body..

Can Bad Posture Take a Toll On Your Sleep?

June 16th, 2020

Congratulations to Dr Rahul Shah for honoring as NJ TopDocs 2020!

Congratulations to Dr Rahul Shah for honoring as NJ TopDocs 2020!

April 29th, 2020

Recently, while slouching over my phone and mindlessly scrolling through Instagram, I noticed several posts on my feed about road-testing "posture correctors."..

Skip the Posture Corrector and Try These Doctor-Approved Tips Instead

April 28th, 2020

Premier Orthopaedics is here to safely treat you and your family via telemedicine. Dr Rahul Shah, Premier’s nationally acclaimed Spine Surgeon has been using telemedicine for many years. You can also include family members to ensure you get a full understanding of your diagnosis and treatment without any gaps in care. You are always connected to Premier. We can bring the exam room right into your living room. We are alone together. Stay Safe and Be Well.

Stay connected to world class care via Telemedicine

April 25th, 2020

Dr. Shah discusses how individuals can adapt to their work from home environments, offering tips to avoid pain, and suggests tailoring specific to your own individual needs. He also provides tips for how to make sure you’re keeping a good posture while working from home.

Dr. Shah was featured on Spectrum News CNY

April 24th, 2020

Recently, while slouching over my phone and mindlessly scrolling through Instagram, I noticed several posts on my feed about road-testing "posture correctors."..

Dr. Shah - first responder COVID-19 Testing

April 18th, 2020

What is PPE? Personal protective equipment is essential in protecting healthcare workers in the fight against COVID 19. Dr Miki and Dr. Shah trained together at Yale. Dr Miki's innovative device is essential in the front lines in South Jersey's fight against COVID 19. Thank you Dr. Miki!

Innovative PPE from another Yale Orthopaedic Alum

March 31st, 2020

BOSTON (CBS) — As more people work from home during the coronavirus pandemic, more people are discovering that it is not always easy on their bodies...

Dr. Shah was featured on CBSN Boston Live News, on "How to prevent Back, Neck Pain while working from home"

March 23rd, 2020

Shah, a spine and neck specialist, has some suggestions for anyone who’d rather not be devoured by couch cushions every day...

Tips from a doctor on how to maintain good posture and prevent aches and pains while working from home

March 19th, 2020

Though working in pajamas may be a small perk, the lack of a “predefined” workspace may be affecting your posture, an orthopedic surgeon told Fox News...

Coronavirus prompts people to work from home: How is posture affected?

March 12th, 2020

As a board-certified, fellowship-trained orthopaedic surgeon, who specializes in complex spine conditions, minimally invasive surgeries..

Learn more about Dr Shah

October 21st, 2019

Dr. Rahul V. Shah has received a Top Doctor Badge!

Top Doctor Badge

March 14th, 2019

Dr. Rahul V. Shah pioneers trends in complex techniques and minimally invasive spinal surgery with orhopeadic surgeons & neurosurgeons across the globe!

Did you KNOW...

February 1st, 2019

Working Together to Serve Our Local Communities

As of February 1, 2019 Rahul V. Shah, MD is IN-NETWORK with Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey group health plans.

Working Together to Serve Our Local Communities

January 19th, 2019

As of February 1, 2019 Rahul V. Shah, MD is IN-NETWORK with Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey group health plans.

Talking About Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery

November 13th, 2018

As of February 1, 2019 Rahul V. Shah, MD is IN-NETWORK with Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey group health plans.

The Dangers of Spinal Cord Injuries in Football

August 16th, 2017

Because of recent advancements in cervical spinal surgery it is now possible, through incisions less than 1 centimeter, to perform multiple level cervical fusion..

Minimally Invasive Cervical Spine Surgery

August 10th, 2017

With kids going back to school back pain can sometimes pose a speed bump in getting back into the swing of things. Whether it's the heavy backpacks, getting back..

Back to school and back pain?

March 20th, 2017

Often times my patients ask what they can do to help them with their lower back pain. Typically I respond by asking "do you have access to a pool?"

Swimming as an antidote to back pain?

March 15th, 2017

Congratulations! Now that surgery is over, there are a few simple instructions to follow. This will ensure the optimal result from your surgery..

Now that I have had my surgery, how do I take care of it?