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Chronic pain, which is defined as pain that lasts for several months or, in some cases, years, can be debilitating. Chronic pain, whether from injury, osteoarthritis, fibromyalgia or medical treatments, affects an astounding 116 million Americans each year and can lead to further problems, including...

When to See a Doctor for Back Pain At The Center for Musculoskeletal Disorders, we diagnose conditions, provide treatments and counsel both patients and their families. As mirrored in the widespread incidence in the general population, we see a large percentage of those with back pain....

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...

A recent study regarding epidural steroid injections was published in the Annals of Internal Medicine in which the researchers, whose primary specialties were not immediately disclosed, performed a systematic review and meta-analysis of epidural corticosteroid injections for radiculopathy and spinal stenosis. The New York Times...

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...