Dr. Kumar G. Sinha, Dr. Arash Emami, Dr. Ki Soo Hwang, Dr. Pamela D’Amato, Dr. Michael Faloon
Whether you suffer from a herniated disc/ruptured disc, sciatica symptoms (pain from the sciatic nerve) or another spinal disorder, your goal is to reduce your pain and regain as much of your movement – and your life – as possible.
The highly skilled and caring spine surgeon team at University Spine Center can help with a unique, personalized team treatment approach blending minimally invasive surgery and medical management with pain management and nutritional support you won’t find in most other spine centers. Ultimately, you’ll receive the best possible diagnosis and treatment from four board-certified spine surgeons, a dual-board-certified pain management physician and a certified nutritionist – six providers focused on you – for the best possible results.
Treatment options range from conservative care to advanced minimally invasive surgery, spinal fusion, scoliosis surgery, cervical discectomy, laminectomy (lumbar laminectomy), microdiscectomy (treatment for sciatica) and laminotomy. At University Spine Center, we work together with patients and their loved ones to determine the best course of therapy. Our physicians are affiliated with major universities and medical centers such as New York University School of Medicine and Seton Hall University.
When you need solutions for your spinal problems, you must first get an accurate diagnosis to find the most appropriate course of treatment. For that reason, University Spine Center offers a library of articles on various spinal conditions designed to help inform you about:
- Medical names for many spinal conditions
- Plain-language descriptions of conditions
- Lists of commonly reported symptoms
- Typical treatment options
While this section provides general information about conditions, every person is unique. There may be factors that make your condition slightly different than “textbook” descriptions and considerations that may influence your treatment. For that reason, we urge you to use this information as a starting point to discuss with your University Spine Center team. Click here for a list of conditions from our library.
Pediatric spine conditions, scoliosis
When it comes to medicine, children are not just little versions of adults. This is particularly true of back problems. Spinal conditions in children are not necessarily like those in adults. We provide nonsurgical options that are easier on children and put parents at ease. This includes screenings for scoliosis, scoliosis surgery, bracing therapies, nonsurgical therapies, advanced DNA testing and surgical management of childhood spine conditions.
Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) is gaining increasing attention in medical circles. While University Spine Center does not endorse these practices, many patients do get pain relief from such therapies as acupuncture, biofeedback, yoga, aromatherapy and massage.
Goals of Non-Surgical Treatment
University Spine Center knows that some back problems require surgical interventions, but others do not. The goals of nonoperative care are to correct problems and relieve symptoms in a way that is most appropriate for your condition.
Advanced, effective spine procedures and treatments
Patients facing spinal conditions may be relieved to learn that there are now many safe, effective treatment options for back conditions. In fact, many University Spine Center patients will actually discover that there may be more than one way to treat their problem.
However, every patient is unique. There are many individual factors to be considered as you and your physician at University Spine Center determine the best course of treatment for you. For that reason, we urge you to learn what you can and use this as the starting point for a discussion with your physician. Here’s a list of treatment options/procedures from our library:
- Alternative to spinal fusion
- Artificial disc replacement
- The ABC’s of spinal fusion surgery
- Anterior cervical discectomy and fusion
- Complex revisions
- Laminectomy, lumbar laminectomy, laminotomy
- Minimally invasive spine surgery
- Scoliosis surgery
- Surgery with spinal instrumentation
- Nonsurgical treatments
- Interspinous spacers