What Your Knee Pain Means

Knee Pain Knee pain is one of the most common complaints that patients have when they visit the doctor’s office. As the largest joint in the body, knees are specifically involved with walking and running, and managing most motions including walking and running. When there is injury to the ligaments of cartilage, movement can result … Read more

Shoulder Pain Relief Through Exercise

The shoulder is made up of three bones. These include the upper arm bone, known as the humerus, the shoulder blade, known as the scapula, and the collarbone, known as the clavicle. This area of the body has multiple joints combining with tendons and muscles to enable the arm’s range of motion. The shoulder enables … Read more

When To Treat Lumbar Spine Instability

What is Spinal Instability? Spinal instability occurs when the vertebrae do not respond appropriately when faced with physiological loads. Instead of managing the load properly, the spine moves in patterned ways that cause pinching or irritation of nerve roots. It can also lead to excessive pressure on the facet joints, which are located between adjacent … Read more

Dr. Michael Horowitz Initiated Into American College Of Surgeons

Dr. Michael Horowitz was among 1,640 Initiates from around the world who became Fellows of the American College of Surgeons (FACS) during the Convocation ceremony at the College’s 2014 annual Clinical Congress in San Francisco, Calif., last month. This year’s class of Initiates was among one of the largest ever admitted into the College. Dr. … Read more

Dr. Jonathan Lewin Designated as a Top Expert in the Pegasus™ Anchored Cervical Interbody System

Dr. Jonathan Lewin has the honor of being the top surgeon in New Jersey for his use of the Pegasus™ Anchored Cervical Interbody System. The Pegasus™ Anchored Cervical Interbody System provides surgeons a simplified approach to anterior cervical fusion. With an integrated anchor and spacer system, the implant is designed to provide superior solutions to … Read more

Drs. Steven Horowitz and Jonathan Simhaee to Discuss Pain Specialist Referrals at Pre-Thanksgiving Lecture Dinner

Drs. Steven Horowitz and Jonathan Simhaee of The Center for Pain Management will be a guest speakers at a pre-Thanksgiving Lecture Dinner alongside community physicians hosted by The Center for Spinal Disorders on Thursday, November 20th at the Palisadium in Cliffside Park, NJ. The host Dr. Jonathan Lewin, Director of Spine Surgery at LIJ and … Read more

Trigger Point Injections to Help Relieve Muscle Pain

Trigger Point Injections, also called TPI’s, are intra-muscular injections of a local anesthetic (like Novocain), and often an anti-inflammatory steroid, not muscle-building, into the muscle sites that are contributing to your pain. Trigger point injections are used to treat specific areas of muscle that are in pain. These areas, known as trigger points, develop when … Read more

Spinal Stenosis – Do I Have to Live with it for the Rest of my Life?

The answer is yes, you do have to live with it for the rest of your life. However, many patients with spinal stenosis live in the absence of pain or with minimal symptoms. By making simple lifestyle modifications and pursuing conservative treatment options, such as oral medications, neuropathic agents, physical therapy, and epidural steroid injections, … Read more

Discogenic Back Pain: What It Is and How to Manage It

Discogenic back pain, or lumbar disc pain, is the result of degeneration of lumbar intervertebral discs in the lower back. This degeneration is a normal part of the aging process, and it is unknown as to why certain degenerative disks cause so much pain. Of the patients with chronic lower back pain, 26%-42% suffer from … Read more