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Minimally Invasive Spine

Don’t let your back suffer.

If you find yourself suffering from back or neck pain, numbness or weakness, especially if it is shooting down your leg or arm, you could be a great candidate for spine surgery in New Jersey.

However, surgery is not the right fit for everyone and understanding why you’re feeling pain, what your options are for pain relief and how to find a great doctor are the questions you should be addressing.

Is spine surgery the right decision for me?

Surgery is not recommended for all spinal conditions; it is only recommended when noninvasive measures have been tried and have failed. For example, surgery may be recommended for persistent back or neck pain. Surgery may also address conditions in which a nerve or the spinal cord is compressed and neurological function is compromised, or if the spine has become unstable due to disease.

Spine surgery is most successful when it addresses pain or other symptoms that are caused by compression of nerves in your spine. This compression may be caused by various problems affecting different anatomical structures. There are many words that are used to describe these conditions and some of them are very technical, painting a confusing picture.

Some of the more common terms include:

  • Herniated or bulging discs.
  • Degenerated discs.
  • Spinal stenosis.
  • Pinched nerve.
  • Spinal cord compression.
  • Spinal tumor (although rare).

Deciding to undergo spine surgery in NJ is a serious consideration, that’s why it’s important to find out if surgery is your best option for pain relief.

I have some concerns about spine surgery?

Whether you’re considering having spine surgery here in New Jersey, or elsewhere, it’s normal to have some concerns. Let’s work through them together.

Many people with pain from a back or neck condition in New Jersey benefit from conservative treatments like physical therapy or injections. Unfortunately, these treatments sometimes fail to offer you significant relief of your symptoms, and your doctor may recommend a surgical procedure to address your problem.

Spine surgery has evolved tremendously over the past 10-15 years. The most common spinal surgeries can be performed minimally invasively. Minimally invasive spine surgery is usually performed using small incisions and specialized instruments to decompress nerves that are being pinched back and causing your pain.

I need to find the right spine surgeon.

Our surgeons offer the highest level of expertise in an array of sophisticated spinal procedures for the treatment of disk problems, stenosis, tumors, fractures, deformity and instability. For example, our surgeons are highly trained in minimally invasive techniques including microsurgical and endovascular options, such as decompression lumbar laminectomy, microdiscectomy, embolization of spinal arteriovenous malformations or hypervascular tumors, vertebroplasty and kyphoplasty.

Finding the right surgeon is almost as important as the decision to have surgery. We’ll help you find the right surgeon for your needs, even if it’s not us. Your surgeon should explain the ins and outs of contemporary spine surgery and explain why it may benefit an active, healthy person who is dealing with back conditions.

A great surgeon listens actively and is available to answer all of your questions about your procedure. Your surgeon should also understand the importance of making the right decision for you and your family, and they should be a guide during that decision making process. Here at Neurosurgeons of New Jersey we offer innovative non-operative and operative treatments, some of which have been developed and tested as part of our participation in ongoing clinical research. Our surgical team works closely with diverse Spine Center professionals, including physical therapists and nursing staff, to provide comprehensive care for patients suffering from spinal disorders. Our primary goal is to improve each patient’s function and quality of life.

Our spine specialists


Ready to get back out there? We’ve seen hundreds of our patients quickly return to their active lifestyles after trying these minimally invasive spinal procedures.


The spine is an intricate and complex part of the human body. Treating each of these conditions requires a unique approach to get you back on your feet.