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At The Center for Musculoskeletal Disorders, we specialize in an individualized approach to health care. We take the time to listen to you, to view your studies, to diagnose accurately, and to come up with a personalized plan to ensure you get the best treatment...

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?

This letter was sent to Warren Geller, the President and CEO of Englewood Hospital and Medical Center My name is Caren Landis and I have a fabulous story to share with you. In September of 2014, I had a bad biking accident and hurt my back....

Center for Spinal Disorders (CSD) Seminar Registration Dr. Lewin will present the latest techniques and philosophy behind the diagnosis and treatment of neck and back pain, including advances in Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery. Bring your MRI and other relevant information such as X-rays, CTs, reports of...

jonathan-david-lewin[1]Over the last 25 years, cervical radiculopathy which had been unresponsive to conservative measures such as anti-inflammatory medications, rest, activity modification, physical therapy and pain management injections, have been treated with a cervical discectomy and fusion, when the etiology is that of a cervical disc herniation. The results have overall been extremely successful. Published literature reports results anywhere from 80 to 95 percent for a one level radiculopathy disc herniation, treated by discectomy and fusion. Typically, this has involved a discectomy procedure with complete removal of the disc, followed by replacement of that disc with an allograft, autograft or intravertebral PEEK cage device, combined with plate and screws. Despite the overall excellent results, significant issues continue to arise concerning the use of this technology.

red high heelsIf you’re of a certain age, you remember the world famous English model Twiggy, who looked exactly like her name. Later generations may recognize her as a judge on the reality TV program, America’s Next Top Model. No matter how she resonates, Twiggy is once again making headlines. This time, in a February 2016 article from her native England with an anti-stiletto declaration. At age 66, Twiggy has completely ditched her customary high heels in favor of flat shoes. Why? She’s tired of the years spent enduring back pain.

Forty-five percent of Americans say that poor or insufficient sleep affected their daily activities at least once in the past seven days, according to the National Sleep Foundation’s inaugural Sleep Health Index™. That coincides with the over 70 million Americans who suffer from disorders of...

There’s a relatively new alternative to the typical workstation. Instead of sitting for hours at a time, employees are standing while they work. Research shows that many workers who sit at a desk for long periods of time develop nagging back pain or neck pain. An increasing number of workers have begun using a stand-up or standing desk, at least for part of their workday, to break up the potential problems from prolonged sitting. But are they really worth it? Let’s take a look…