Your spine is an integral and complex part of your body. It protects the spinal cord—the major part of your central nervous system responsible for carrying nerve impulses between your brain and your body that stimulate movement and feeling. It also is your body’s main structure for support and balance and it must allow for movement and flexibility.
So many conditions can affect your spine. Therefore, if you develop symptoms of what could be a spinal disorder, it is important to visit a spine specialist who will carefully diagnose your condition and determine the specific treatment plan that is right for you and your specific spine problem.
And that is what you can expect from the team of experts at our Spine Service. These spine specialists are dedicated to helping patients with specific conditions affecting the different regions of the spine: cervical (neck), thoracic (upper back), lumbar (lower back), and sacrum (behind the pelvis). Based on sophisticated diagnostic tools and their own expertise, they determine the best personal treatment plan for each patient who seeks relief from spinal conditions that include:
Sometimes a spinal condition may require a non-surgical treatment. However, when surgery is necessary, our world-renowned orthopaedic spine surgeons are highly experienced in repairing spinal disorders using innovative and proven techniques that 1) reduce operative time; 2) improve outcomes; and 3) enhance mobility.
And, if patients require surgery that calls for both anterior and posterior approaches in which the spine is operated on from both directions, two surgical teams will complete the operations at the same time when possible. This eliminates the need to perform each surgery on two different days or consecutively on the same day.
If you would like to learn more about the Orthopaedic Spine Service and our personalized approach to care, or if you would like to make an appointment, please call 212-305-4564 and speak to a member of our team.