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Spine Care2022-11-05T04:41:12-04:00

You know how debilitating back pain is—we do too. That’s why CentraState offers the latest nonsurgical and surgical treatments for back pain, neck pain and spine problems—from simple to complex. Our expert team will provide you with an individualized plan to relieve pain and restore physical function. So, no matter where your back or neck hurts, CentraState can help it stop.

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Reduce Pain and Regain Your Quality of Life

At CentraState, we diagnose and treat all types of spine conditions, including:

  • Back pain and lower back pain
  • Complex cervical spine disorders
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Disc injury
  • Herniated disc and pinched nerves
  • Metastatic spine cancer
  • Myelopathy (compression of the spinal cord in the neck or upper back)
  • Neck pain
  • Neck and back injuries after a car accident
  • Osteoporosis and compression fractures
  • Radiculopathy and radiating arm and leg pain
  • Sacroiliac dysfunction
  • Spinal bone spurs
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Spinal deformities (flatback, kyphosis, scoliosis)
  • Spine infections
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Spinal trauma
  • Spine tumors and cancers, such as chordomas
  • Spine-related sports or work injuries
  • Spondylosis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Whiplash

Back and Neck Pain Treatment Options

Nonsurgical treatments for back and neck pain may include:

  • Physical therapy utilizing the McKenzie Method, the gold standard system of assessment and management for spinal and extremity musculoskeletal disorders.
  • Epidural injections
  • Nerve blocks (celiac plexus, intercostals nerve)
  • Intrathecal therapy (implantable therapy)
  • Nucleoplasty, a minimally invasive outpatient procedure, used to decompress herniated discs
  • Spinal cord stimulation
  • Joint injections
  • Facet block injections
  • Radio frequency ablation / Rhizotomy
  • Kyphoplasty/Vertebroplasty

Surgical procedures offered include:

  • Anterior cervical discectomy and fusion
  • Anterior, lateral (XLIF, DLIF, LIF, PLIF) and posterior spinal fusions
  • Anterior lumbar interbody fusion (ALIF) surgery for spondylolisthesis
  • Artificial disc replacement (cervical disc arthroplasty)
  • Complex and revision spinal surgery
  • Corpectomy and vertebrectomy
  • CGT-guided spine surgery
  • Decompression and stabilization of spinal tumors
  • Endoscopic spine surgery
  • Foraminotomy (cervical and lumbar)
  • Microdiscectomy
  • Minimally invasive spinal fusion
  • Minimally invasive spine surgery
  • Motion preservation and non-fusion surgical options
  • Pre- and post-surgical rehabilitation
  • Spinal deformity (scoliosis, kyphosis) correction and instrumentation
  • Spinal stenosis operations (laminectomy, laminoplasty, minimally invasive decompressions)
  • Stabilization of spinal trauma using minimally invasive techniques
  • Thoracoscopic spinal canal decompression

Living with Neck Pain? Here’s Advice from a Spine Expert.

When conservative treatments don’t send neck pain packing, surgery may be the best option for relief. Below is some insight on common surgical procedures from orthopedic surgeon Justin Elkrief, DO, who recently joined CentraState’s medical and dental staff and specializes in diagnosing and treating various spinal conditions. What causes neck...Read More>

A Blueprint for Better Quality of Life: Disc Replacement Surgery Relieves Architect’s Pain

Laura Mulroy is a hands-on architect, often rolling up her sleeves to help complete home renovation projects for her clients. When the active Freehold resident’s chronic neck pain began to impact her livelihood, Laura sought a long-term solution. Laura, 51, had neck pain, migraines, and tension headaches for decades. Five...Read More>

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Andrew Ferrara was a three-sport high school athlete when he suffered a football injury that permanently sidelined his athletic career. He herniated two discs in his back as a teen. At the time, the surgery to repair it was risky. So instead, he wore a brace to stabilize his back...Read More>

Living with Neck Pain? Here’s Advice from a Spine Expert.

When conservative treatments don’t send neck pain packing, surgery may be the best option for relief. Below is some insight on common surgical procedures from orthopedic surgeon Justin Elkrief, DO, who recently joined CentraState’s medical and dental staff and specializes in diagnosing and treating various spinal conditions. What causes neck...Read More>

A Blueprint for Better Quality of Life: Disc Replacement Surgery Relieves Architect’s Pain

Laura Mulroy is a hands-on architect, often rolling up her sleeves to help complete home renovation projects for her clients. When the active Freehold resident’s chronic neck pain began to impact her livelihood, Laura sought a long-term solution. Laura, 51, had neck pain, migraines, and tension headaches for decades. Five...Read More>

Back to the Slopes: Spine Surgery Ends Decades of Pain for Sports Enthusiast

Andrew Ferrara was a three-sport high school athlete when he suffered a football injury that permanently sidelined his athletic career. He herniated two discs in his back as a teen. At the time, the surgery to repair it was risky. So instead, he wore a brace to stabilize his back...Read More>

PHYSICIANS

Pinakin Jethwa, MD

Pinakin Jethwa, MD

Neurosurgery

Adam Sackstein, MD

Adam Sackstein, MD

Anesthesiology, Pain Management

Raymond Esquieres, MD RE

Raymond Esquieres, MD

Pain Management, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Kyle Chapple, MD

Kyle Chapple, MD

Neurosurgery

Ronald Benitez, MD

Ronald Benitez, MD

Neurosurgery

Maged Ghattas, MD MG

Maged Ghattas, MD

Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Pain Management

Sergey Bogdan, MD SB

Sergey Bogdan, MD

Pain Management, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

John Georgy, MD

John Georgy, MD

Pain Management

Scott Metzger, MD SM

Scott Metzger, MD

Pain Management

John Mak, MD JM

John Mak, MD

Pain Management

Nirav K. Shah, M D

Nirav K. Shah, M D

Neurosurgery

Jagjeet Singh, MD

Jagjeet Singh, MD

Pain Management

Richard Meagher, MD

Richard Meagher, MD

Neurosurgery

Matthew Tormenti, M D

Matthew Tormenti, M D

Neurosurgery

David Wells Roth, MD

David Wells Roth, MD

Neurosurgery

Harris Bram, MD HB

Harris Bram, MD

Pain Management

Seth Joseffer, MD

Seth Joseffer, MD

Neurosurgery

Dan-Thuy Tran, MD

Dan-Thuy Tran, MD

Pain Management

Francisco Del Valle, MD FD

Francisco Del Valle, MD

Pain Management, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Rachid Assina, MD RA

Rachid Assina, MD

Neurosurgery

Neeraj Nanavati, MD

Neeraj Nanavati, MD

Anesthesiology, Pain Management

Charles Daknis, MD CD

Charles Daknis, MD

Pain Management

Mark McLaughlin, MD

Mark McLaughlin, MD

Neurosurgery

David Estin, MD

David Estin, MD

Neurosurgery

Jonathan Lustgarten, MD

Jonathan Lustgarten, MD

Neurosurgery

James Barrese, MD

James Barrese, MD

Neurosurgery

Gary Yen, MD

Gary Yen, MD

Pain Management, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Yaron Moshel, MD YM

Yaron Moshel, MD

Neurosurgery

Shamik Chakraborty, MD

Shamik Chakraborty, MD

Neurosurgery, Spine Surgery

Scott Woska, MD SW

Scott Woska, MD

Pain Management, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

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