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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 31st, 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.

Best Office Chair for the Spine

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.

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July 22nd, 2021

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

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July 6th, 2021

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

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June 25th, 2021

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

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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.

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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?

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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.

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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.

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May 30th, 2021

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

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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."

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May 26th, 2021

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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April 24h, 2021

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

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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..

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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."

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March 4th, 2021

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

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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..

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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

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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..

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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

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February 23rd, 2021

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

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February 3rd, 2021

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

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January 7th, 2021

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

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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..

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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..

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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..

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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..

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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..

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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..

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November 12th, 2020

Read more on Becker’s Spine Review

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November 11th, 2020

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

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October 16th, 2020

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

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October 6th, 2020

Is Your Posture Wreaking Havoc on Your Body?

“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.”

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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September 10th, 2020

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

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August  27th, 2020

Dr Shah said: "In this scenario, it's the best a spinal injury to have. It hurts. Don't get me wrong, but it is something that you can recover from very well because the nerves are not at risk." Click on the image below to watch the segment.

Portland Trail Blazer’s Shooting Guard CJ McCollum’s injury

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.


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!

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  27th, 2020

PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) - A New Jersey doctor is changing how his practice is doing business, to help first responders who need to be tested for the Coronavirus...
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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. Read more

Working from home

April  24th, 2020

Dr. Rahul Shah, Board Certified Spine and Neck Surgeon in partnership with the PBA, have been able to deliver testing to first responders COVID-19 in South Jersey.
 - LIVE WDEL Delawer's News Radio

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...

How to maintain good posture  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...


March  12th, 2020

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

Dr Rahul Shah

October 21st, 2019

Top Doctor Badge

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

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February  14th, 2019

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

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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.

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January  19th, 2019

Dr Shah was recently asked to present at the “12th Annual New York City Minimally Invasive Spine, Spinal Endoscopy, Robotics, and 3D Navigation Symposium Conference” ..

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November 13th, 2018

Ryan Shazier is a linebacker for the Pittsburg Steelers. He was widely regarded as one of the best players in the NFL at his position..

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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..

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August 16th, 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.. 

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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?" 

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March 20th, 2017

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

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