There are many kinds of medical specialists.
Sometimes, finding the right one can be confusing for patients. For example, which doctor should I go to if I have a herniated disc in my back?
Dr. Seth Grossman MD, MS, FAAOS
An orthopedic spine surgeon, or a neurosurgeon?
Well, the short answer is that there are excellent specially trained doctors in both fields who would provide top notch care, but let’s dive a little deeper to understand the difference in the specialties.
Your spine also contains your spinal cord and other nerves. The main nerve in your body is called the spinal cord.
It comes out of your brain, and runs down a channel in your spine. Nerves exit your spine and branch out like a tree into your body.
Thousands of signals are sent back and forth between your brain and body every second in order for you to move your limbs, and feel objects that you touch. These signals travel through your spinal cord and nerves.
Today, there is a lot of crossover in training and most orthopedic spine surgeons and neurosurgeons will do additional fellowship training after their residencies to focus on treating all aspects of the spine.
Neurosurgeons of New Jersey provides the best of both worlds with Orthopedic Spine Surgeons and Neurosurgeons working collaboratively to bring expertise from both specialties for patients with spinal conditions. You will receive outstanding care by top surgeons to help you achieve the quality of life you deserve.