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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...

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...

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...

police-ad-web[1] Law enforcement officers have arguably the most taxing job of all of our civil servants. Because of the nature of their profession, things such as extended sitting, extended standing, late night hours, duty belts, apprehension of criminal suspects, and the overall stress of the heroic work they do can lead to significant strains on the back.

Check out our ad in New Jersey Cops magazine: teacher-ad-web[1] Teachers have one of the most important, albeit demanding, jobs. They have to manage educating young people, while simultaneously managing a variety of classroom stressors and distractions. This chronic stress, especially when associated with overpopulated classrooms and high student-to-teacher ratios, can cause neck and back pain.

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...