Relieving Back Pain with Weight Loss

Losing Weight To Reduce Back Pain Do you suffer from back pain? You are not alone! Americans spend at least $50 billion each year on low back pain, the most common cause of job-related disability and a leading contributor to missed work, not to mention general life disruption. Back pain, the second most common neurological … Read more

Jonathan Lewin, MD, Pays a Visit to Mazor Robotics Headquarters in Israel

Dr. Jonathan Lewin was invited to the global headquarters of Mazor Robotics, Ltd. in Caesarea Park, Israel on October 19, 2016. The headquarters are home of the Renaissance® Guidance System and the new MazorXTM Surgical Assurance Platform. The purpose of Dr. Lewin’s visit was to enhance his relationship with Mazor’s senior executive leadership team. While … Read more

CMD Performs In-Office Kyphoplasty with Robot

The Center for Musculoskeletal Disorders Performs First-of-Its-Kind Surgery in the U.S. There’s nothing more painful than a spine fracture. At The Center for Musculoskeletal Disorders (CMD), we know that from experience, treating our patients. Recently, our practice used the latest and best in modern technology to provide relief to a 52-year-old woman who came to … Read more

World Spine Day

Each year on October 16th, people celebrate World Spine Day in countries around the world. The event takes place during The Bone and Joint Decade’s annual Action Week. The Bone and Joint Decade is a global alliance for musculoskeletal health that aims to improve quality of life by implementing effective prevention and treatment for spinal conditions through its unified voice and global reach.

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The Center for Musculoskeletal Disorders Becomes First Independent Private Practice in the NY/NJ Metro Area to Acquire Specialized Robotic Surgery System

Patients Now Offered Major Advancement in Spine Surgery ENGLEWOOD, NEW JERSEY (September 27, 2016) – The Center for Musculoskeletal Disorders (CMD) is proud to announce it has acquired a robotic surgery system from Mazor Robotics, making CMD the first independent private practice in the northeast to do so. The “robot” is used to assist surgeons … Read more

Robotic Spine Surgery — Now in New Jersey

The use of robotics in the medical field has been gaining ground over the last 10 years. Presently, in particular in spine surgery, its greatest use appears to be in the application of screws. Traditionally, this has been done using an open-handed technique, in which a surgeon will rely on his knowledge of anatomy and … Read more

Robotics Will Make Better Doctors, Not Lesser Surgeons

Dear Readers, Recently, we wrote an article concerning the advancement of robotics in the State of New Jersey. Within this article we gave a broad overview in terms of its application towards spine surgery. This has generated significant interest both within our community, and beyond. It was brought to my attention that this article appearing … Read more

Why Do We Shrink When We Age, and How to Combat it

Why Do We Shrink? After we’re born, we get taller. However, as we age, we get shorter. That’s the reality of the human condition, and of the nature of our spine. The spine is the pillar, which supports the body and gives us height. Over time, however, several factors can impact the spine, causing us … Read more

The Patient’s Guide to Spinal Stenosis

Spinal stenosis is a condition that causes a narrowing of the spinal canal. Back pain may occur as the spinal cord is impinged upon by the surrounding bone. A variety of effective treatments ranging from physical therapy to spinal surgery are available to lessen back pain and restore quality of life. Causes of Spinal Stenosis … Read more

Dr. Lewin Presents at “Call to Action” Lecture Series

CSD’s Dr. Jonathan Lewin was invited as a guest lecturer to the Touro Synagogue in Newport, Rhode Island last week on Friday, July 10th as part of the, “Call to Action,” lecture series. Dr. Lewin was in town for the Thomas Jefferson Fellows’ Conference, discussing the latest techniques to treat chronic scoliosis in adolescents and was truly … Read more