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Back pain is one of the leading causes for people to seek medical treatment and is also one of the top reasons people cite for missing work. What exactly causes this debilitating and overwhelmingly common pain?

Doctor’s Corner – Presentations & Seminars The Center for Spinal Disorders Innovations in Spine Lecture Dr. Lewin spoke at an education seminar in Astoria, NY on May 9th discussing the latest innovations in spine surgery, particularly the minimally invasive approaches offered at the Center for Spinal Disorders. The...

We are pleased to announce that spine surgeon, Seth A. Grossman, MD has joined The Center for Spinal Disorders. In order to introduce Dr. Grossman to our patients, we have provided the following Q&A session with the doctor. How did you come to join The Center...

The Center for Spinal Disorders, Center for Pain Management, and Center for Hand Disorders collectively sponsored the annual Camp Romimu 10th Grade Reunion basketball tournament on Saturday, October 10th at City Sports in Englewood, NJ. Below are pictures of the event with Dr. Lewin and...

Spondylolysis is a known spinal condition affecting up to 15% of the population in which a vertebrae has a definable fracture or crack in a segment of bone known as the pars interarticularis. This is not a congenital condition, but rather acquired, appearing at the age ofxray-1[1] fiveand upwards. Athletes, in particular gymnasts, are susceptible because of the extreme stresses they place on their spine, particularly in hyperextension. Most spondylolysis can be detected via x-ray and in certain cases a CAT scan or MRI is necessary as an adjunct study, and most can be managed with conservative management in the way of anti-inflammatory medications, cessation of painful activities, brace treatment, and occasionally injections.

Xray of Spondylolysis from another angleSpondylolysis is a known spinal condition affecting up to 15 percent of the population in which a vertebrae has a definable fracture or crack in a segment of bone known as the pars interarticularis. This is not a congenital condition, but rather acquired, appearing at the age of five and upwards. Athletes, in particular gymnasts, are susceptible because of the extreme stresses they place on their spine, particularly in hyperextension. Most spondylolysis can be detected via X-ray, and in certain cases a CAT scan or MRI is necessary as an adjunct study. Most spondylolysis can be managed with conservative management with anti-inflammatory medications, cessation of painful activities, brace treatment, and occasionally injections.

  What brings you to the area and to the Center for Spinal Disorders (CSD)? I’m from Bombay, a big city, where I have lived most of my life. When I came to the U.S. to do my spine fellowship in New York in 2002, I could...

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