Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery Questions & Answers

What is Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery? Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery (MIS) is a general term used to describe a variety of surgical techniques which involve making smaller incisions and reducing the amount of tissue damage beneath the skin. In spinal surgery, minimally invasive surgery is accomplished with the aid of specially designed instruments which assist … Read more

A Letter from Caren Landis

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. I tried everything to improve without surgery. I am … Read more


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 previous spinal surgeries, and nerve diagnostic tests with you … Read more

High Heels: The Real Back Pain Culprit?

If 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.

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Getting Your Best Sleep

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 sleep and wakefulness. Jonathan Simhaee MD is board certified in … Read more

Five Common Causes of (and Remedies for) Headaches

Ouch! Your head is pounding! Alas, it must be another headache. But what brings it on and what can be done? Well, there are a myriad of triggers. Below are five of the most common… Stress Tension headaches (often called stress headaches) are the most common type of headaches. And as the synonym would suggest, … Read more

Standing Desks: Are They Worth It?

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…

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For Physicians

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 seminar was held at Cavo Astoria in … Read more

CSD Sponsors In 2nd Annual EHMC vs. North Shore LIJ Basketball Faceoff

In partnership with the Center for Hand Disorders and the Center for Pain Management, the Center for Spinal Disorders sponsored the 2nd Annual EHMC vs. North Shore LIJ Basketball Faceoff on Sunday, June 14th City Sports complex in Englewood, NJ. Community participation was welcome and the event soon became a family affair. CSD’s own Dr. Jonathan … Read more

New Name, New Office, Same Great Service!

We are proud to announce The Center for Musculoskeletal Disorders, a formalized joint practice including The Center for Spinal Disorders, The Center for Hand Disorders and The Center for Pain Management. In addition, the practice has celebrated the grand opening of their new state-of-the-art facility located at 177 N. Dean St., Suite 301, Englewood, NJ. … Read more