As the human body ages, wear and tear on the spine can cause discs to wear out, particularly in the cervical and lumbar spine. When pain from deteriorated discs intensifies and impedes a patient’s quality of life, the dedicated team at New Jersey Spine Specialists will step in with a clear goal of reducing painful symptoms. These treatments often include replacing or removing the damaged vertebrae through an artificial disc replacement or total disc replacement.
Identifying the precise source of pain and providing a correct diagnosis for spine-related pain can be challenging, even for seasoned experts. But within Bergen County, spine surgeons at NJSS routinely diagnose and provide unmatched care and precise treatment to patients seeking pain relief. Depending on the condition and associated symptoms, neck and back pain can debilitate and even limit a person’s function and mobility. However, disc replacement surgery, performed under the renowned surgical team at New Jersey Spine Specialists, works to maintain motion function in the neck and back, more so that other traditional surgeries.
Since the FDA’s approval of disc replacement surgery in 2004, the spine surgeons at New Jersey Spine Specialists are involved in the latest research and practice techniques regarding disc replacement surgery. The board-certified team of spine surgeons provides patients an accurate diagnosis of their degenerative disc condition through a series of preliminary testing including MRI scans, CT scans, Discography, and X-rays. Demonstrating compassion and empathy, Dr. Mitchell Reiter, Dr. Mark Drzala, and Dr. Heidi Hullinger oversee each patient’s case and care, determining the right disc design to reproduce the size and function of each problematic vertebra.
Neck and back pain can surface from work-related injuries, personal injury or trauma, degenerative spine conditions, to deformities. As a result, symptoms will usually vary in each individual from discomfort and pain in the cervical, thoracic, lumbar spine and sacrum. Patients often experience weakness or numbness in muscle, tingling in the arms and legs, muscle spasms, and difficulty with balance, coordination, and fine motor skills. Patients experiencing these debilitating symptoms should immediately consult a New Jersey Spine Specialist for a complete evaluation and subsequent treatment approaches.
When surgery becomes necessary, the seasoned specialists at NJSS use the most advanced, state-of-the-art, and minimally invasive surgical procedures with utmost precision to treat a wide range of conditions from disc herniation, bone spurs, and pinched nerves causing sciatica, spine fractures, spinal stenosis, Spondylolisthesis, spinal instability, and spinal deformities including scoliosis and Kyphosis.
The renowned team of spine specialists is affiliated with Mountainside Hospital in Montclair, Overlook Hospital in Summit, Morristown Medical Center, and Hackensack University Medical Center. NJSS remains committed to helping decrease pain across a broad spectrum of spine conditions ranging from minor back sprains to the most severe degenerative cases. Our elite team of spine surgeons performs minimally invasive procedures, microdiscectomy, total disc replacement, spinal fusion, and lumbar laminectomy, and major deformity corrective surgery. For Hackensack patients and surrounding areas including Teterboro, Rutherford, and Wyckoff, New Jersey Spine Specialists welcomes you to learn more about our practice. Call us at (908) 608-9619 today!
“I am pain free, walking and well on my way to recovery thanks to the help of New Jersey Spine Specialists” —Robert K
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