Our New Jersey Spine Surgery Practice
Comprehensive Spinal Treatment Beyond Surgery
At Progressive Spine & Orthopaedics in Englewood, New Jersey, our spine surgery team knows the first step to treating your pain is to understand your condition. Dr. Joshua Rovner, is a fellowship-trained and board-certified spine surgeon wo licensed to practice in New Jersey and New York.
Dr. Rovner specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of all spinal conditions, both common and uncommon. So, if you’re having arm, neck, leg, or back pain caused by a spinal condition, we’ll be able to uncover its root cause and treat it effectively. At the same time, our New Jersey spine surgery practice will educate you on the spinal condition itself so you’re in an informed position when choosing your treatment plan.
Understand Your Spinal Condition
Dr. Rovner will evaluate and determine the root cause of your pain during your first consultation. Once he diagnoses your condition, make sure to ask any questions you have. We want you to understand your condition and the full diagnosis so that, together with Dr. Rovner, you can choose the best treatment plan for your unique situation. At our New Jersey spine surgery practice, we also suggests you do some research on your own to understand the proposed treatment options.
GENERAL BACK PAIN
How do you know if your back pain is “common every-day pain” or if it requires medical attention? Click here for some common symptoms of serious spinal conditions that you can keep an eye out for.
SCIATIC NERVE PAIN
If you’re feeling pain or numbness from your lower back down to your feet, it may be originating from sciatic nerve pain.
LUMBAR DISC HERNIATION
If you’re feeling pain or numbness in your lower back or legs, it could be due to a herniated disc in the spine of your lower back. Lumbar disc herniation is a common spinal condition, and one that spine surgeon Dr. Joshua Rovner has great experience treating.
CERVICAL DISC HERNIATION
If you’re feeling pain or numbness in your neck or arms, it could be due to a herniated disc in the spine of your neck. Your New Jersey spine surgeon, Dr. Joshua Rovner, specializes in the treatment of Cervical disc herniation.
Over the years, the spinal canal can become narrower in your lower back. When this happens, it puts pressure on spinal nerves, and causes lower back, buttock, and leg pain. Lumbar stenosiss is most commonly seen in patients over 50 years old.
Spinal fractures are very serious. When a vertebra is fractured, it’s common that the spinal cord or nerves can be affected as well. If you suspect that you have a spinal fracture, you should seek immediate medical attention.
Spinal tumors might not actually cause back pain, nerve pain, and many other symptoms. Spinal tumors are a serious spinal condition that need to be diagnosed and treated quickly for the best chance of successful recovery. Dr. Rovner, your trusted spine surgeon in New Jersey, will provide the consultation you need.
Spondylosis, in simple terms, is a form of spinal degeneration or arthritis. As an individual ages and puts their body through the strain of daily physical activity, the spine will inevitably begin to degenerate. Spinal degeneration can also happen at an accelerated rate due to repetitive stress injuries or trauma. As a result, spondylosis can develop, causing both pain and restricted mobility.
Spondylolisthesis occurs when a vertebra slips forward and becomes misaligned with the vertebrae below it. Spondylolisthesis happens most frequently in the lower back but is also known to happen near the neck, in the cervical spine. Dr. Rovner is one of the most proficient spine surgeons in New Jersey when it comes to spinal conditions that involve Spondylolisthesis.
ADOLESCENT IDIOPATHIC SCOLIOSIS
Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis is prevalent in 2%-3% percent of teenagers ages 10-16. While there is no known cause, what is known is that Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis worsens during growth spurts and it is slightly more prevalent in girls. It can range in severity from being almost asymptomatic to causing disabling pain.
ADULT DEGENERATIVE SCOLIOSIS
Adult Degenerative Scoliosis (ADS), like all scoliosis, is a side-to-side curvature of the spine. However, while most scoliosis develops through adolescence, Adult Degenerative Scoliosis is caused by the onset of a degenerative illness later in life. Whether through surgical intervention or more holistic forms of treatment, Dr. Rovner is New Jersey spinal surgeon who handles ADS individually on a per-patient basis.
Ankylosing Spondylitis is an autoimmune disease much like some other types of arthritis. It causes stiffness, inflammation and pain that becomes progressively worse over time. Ankylosing Spondylitis is quite common, affecting 2.4 million people, and is one spinal condition in which Dr. Rovner of New Jersey treats at his practice.
Kyphosis is a front to back curving of the upper spine that can give the back a slouched or even rounded look. There are several different types of Kyphosis and they can occur at any age. Adults are at an elevated risk for Kyphosis if they have a preexisting condition such as osteoporosis or Marfan Syndrome.
Myelopathy is not one single disease or spinal condition but a general term for many spinal cord issues. Due to its nature as a broad term, Myelopathy can occur because of accidents or trauma and because of disease, inflammation and other health issues. Over time myelopathy may slowly increase in severity.
Neck pain is a comprehensive term to describe discomfort in the neck and surrounding region. It can be caused by the muscles, nerves, vertebrae, and cushioning discs between the vertebrae or any combination of the above. The term neck pain may also be used to describe pain in the areas surrounding the neck such as the shoulders, jaw or head.
Approximately 1% of the world’s population suffers from Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA), an autoimmune disease that affects the body’s joints. Autoimmune diseases cause the body’s immune system to become confused and attack the body’s healthy tissue. In the case of Rheumatoid Arthritis, the immune system attacks the joints causing inflammation and pain.
SACROILIAC JOINT SYNDROME
Sacroiliac Joint Syndrome happens when the two parts of the joint are no longer working in unison. When this happens, pain in the back, legs, and groin manifests. It is most often a mild dull pain. However, when a person suffering from Sacroiliac Joint Syndrome changes from a sitting to a standing position the pain may become worse.
SPINAL CONDITIONS IN CHILDREN
Unlike adults, prepubescent children rarely suffer from neck or back pain. However, like adults, when they do suffer from pain in their spine it can be the symptom of an underlying spinal condition and the appropriate medical attention should be given to their pain.
This is even more true when it comes to preschool aged children. If a young child is suffering from back pain accompanied by fever, weakness, shooting pain, trouble walking, or any other symptoms, they need to seek medical attention immediately. Learn more about spinal condition in children.