At Lenox Health, we treat back and neck pain seriously, because they often lead to a wide variety of physical ailments and discomfort. Our multidisciplinary team creates an individualized treatment plan for every patient, using advanced diagnostic tools and a full range of surgical and nonsurgical approaches to ensure the right care.
Our neurosurgeons work with specialists in orthopedics, rehabilitation and physiatry, and meet weekly to review cases and devise a coordinated strategy customized for each patient’s condition and symptoms. Treatments may include physical and occupational therapy, pain management and medication, and, if needed, minimally invasive or traditional open surgery.
Research & clinical trials
At the Bioengineering Biomechanics Laboratory at Northwell Health's Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research, our specialists are helping make advancements in the area of spine disease through research. A current focus is the role of inflammation and mechanical stress in disc degeneration, as well as stem cell behavior in both healthy and diseased discs. Our scientists also use disc tissue obtained from surgery to understand the process of degeneration on a molecular level.
Our research also includes clinical trials. Recent examples include a study comparing Kypho-IORT (a type of radiation therapy delivered during surgery) to conventional image-guided surgery for spinal tumors; another investigated Oxiplex, a collagen-based gel that may prevent scarring and improve postoperative pain. For more information on our clinical trials, speak with one of our spine specialists.
Conditions we treat
- Back and neck pain
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Cubital tunnel syndrome
- Disc disorders (bulging, herniated or slipped disc)
- Osteoarthritis of the spine
- Osteoporosis of the spine
- Peripheral nerve tumors
- Pinched nerve
- Spinal arteriovenous malformation
- Spinal injury and trauma
- Spinal stenosis
- Spinal tumors
- 3D image-guided surgery
- Anterior cervical discectomy and fusion
- Carpal tunnel release
- Disc replacement
- Endoscopic surgery
- Lumbar/cervical discectomy and microdiscectomy
- Minimally invasive spine surgery
- Removal of peripheral nerve tumors
- Removal of spinal tumors
- Spinal cord stimulation
- Spinal decompression surgery (laminectomy)
- Spinal fusion and reconstruction
- Stereotactic radiosurgery
- Ulnar nerve transposition
- Vertebral augmentation