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About the Spine Center
The Spine Center at NewYork-Presbyterian is comprised of physicians and surgeons from the Spine Centers at the Hospital's two main campuses: NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center and NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center. The Center staff includes neurosurgeons, physiatrists, physical therapists, pain management physicians, nurse practitioners, and neurologists. Together, these clinicians collaborate to tailor a personalized plan of care for each patient.
Millions of people suffer from neck or back pain at some point in their lives. Sometimes this pain is related to trauma, spinal tumors, or infection. More often, the pain is chronic, progressive, and unrelenting, and requires multiple layers of care. Our surgeons, for example, may work with our physicians in pain management, and our physical therapists to successfully treat patients and lead them to a full recovery.
Surgical and Non-Surgical
At NewYork-Presbyterian's Spine Center, our clinicians employ a cautious approach. Surgery may not always be the best treatment for all spinal problems. In many cases, non-surgical options are the preferred first line of treatment. Surgery is most often utilized for persistent back or neck pain; to address conditions in which a nerve or the spinal cord is compressed and neurological function is compromised; if the spine has become unstable due to disease; or with other conditions were non-surgical treatments have not delivered adequate pain relief.
Minimally Invasive Techniques
When surgery is determined to be the preferred course of care, our surgeons can frequently operate using minimally invasive techniques – some which have been developed in research and clinical trials here.
Minimally invasive techniques offer several significant advantages over traditional, open surgery. They require smaller incisions which reduce the risks associated with surgery, the pain from the operation, and the amount of time required for patients to recover.
Our team offers treatment for the following conditions:
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