Category Archives: Spine Surgery

What Previous Patients Would Tell You About Spine Surgery

Being told that you need spine surgery can be alarming, even if you’ve been living with chronic back or neck pain for some time. One of the most unsettling things about needing spine surgery is being unfamiliar with the process. It’s ok, though, because we are familiar with the best practices to achieve the best… Read More »

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What You Want to Know About Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery

Often, people who are struggling with chronic or recurring back or neck pain do not schedule a consultation with a spinal surgeon. The reason why is that they assume a surgeon will want to perform surgery. We understand why this misconception exists and continue to change it one patient at a time. If you have… Read More »


Might Spinal Surgery Need to be Repeated?

We understand that undergoing a spinal procedure is a big decision and one that is not made lightly. Patients who are considering surgery are typically experiencing chronic or debilitating pain. The decision to have surgery rides on the hope of resolving a substantial degree of that pain. So, the prospect of needing another surgery in… Read More »


Do I Need to See a Back Specialist?

Back pain is one of the most common complaints reported by adults today. It is the leading reason why people call off work and have difficulty performing daily tasks. It is a problem that, according to surveys, people experience more often than not in a six-month period. What is interesting about back pain is that,… Read More »


Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery Hamilton, NJ

Spine Surgery Can Do What Other Therapies May Not

Chronic back pain affects millions of Americans. It is reportedly the leading reason that people miss work. When a person has pain that continues for several months, or years even, they may have a nagging question in the back of their minds: “do I need to have back surgery?” We see patients face this dilemma… Read More »


Spine fusion | Princeton neurological surgery

The Basics of Spinal Fusion Recovery

Spinal fusion surgery is commonly performed to reduce compression on a group of nerve roots and prevent excessive motion between two or more vertebrae. The fusion is achieved by placing bone graft material between the affected vertebrae. Surgery may be necessary when pressure caused by a herniated disc or other abnormality is causing severe, debilitating… Read More »


Microsurgery, Hamilton, NJ

Microsurgery for Lower Back Pain

The low back consists of the spinal segment that begins at the pelvis and ends at the ribcage, or the thoracic cage. We refer to the low back as the lumbar spine, the area that consists of five vertebrae, or bones, which are separated by discs. Intervertebral discs have a fibrous outer shell that secures… Read More »



Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery Hamilton, NJ

What is Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery?

Historically, spinal surgeries were performed using “open” techniques. Open surgery describes a process that involves larger incisions that may be several centimeters long. The incisions provide access to the internal structures on which surgery is performed. Over time, this manner of surgical performance has evolved into protocols that are less invasive. Now, minimally invasive techniques… Read More »



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