Experts at NYU Langone’s Spine Center understand that neck pain and back pain can disrupt your entire life. It’s why more than 18,000 adults and children come to us each year for nonsurgical and surgical treatment of degenerative spine conditions such as herniated disc and spinal stenosis, and spinal deformities including scoliosis and kyphosis.
Our internationally known surgeons perform more than 2,700 procedures each year, but our team takes a conservative approach to every person’s care.
During your first visit or phone call, you speak with one of our nurses, who determines what kind of doctor can best help you. Many people first meet with one of our rehabilitation medicine doctors, or physiatrists, to discuss nonsurgical spine treatment options such as physical therapy.
If spine surgery is recommended, our experienced orthopedic surgeons and neurosurgeons collaborate to create the best treatment plan for you. They often work together during the surgery itself, which gives you the expertise of both specialties.
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Our Spine Center team also works closely with neurologists and rehabilitation medicine specialists who use nonsurgical approaches, including strengthening exercises, stretching, manual tissue manipulation, and pain medication, to treat spine conditions.
If you have been diagnosed with metastatic tumors of the spine, we work with medical oncologists and radiation oncologists to manage the tumor based on its location on the spine. This may involve surgery or, after initial treatment, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, or both.
Spine Center experts work closely with radiologists at our many convenient imaging services locations to make sure you receive the most accurate diagnosis. Our imaging technology is the most advanced available and includes digital X-rays, CT scans, myelography, MRI, and EOS® imaging, which produces highly detailed three-dimensional images while delivering a significantly lower dose of radiation. We can often provide same-day diagnostic imaging.
Our neurosurgeons and orthopedic surgeons have also developed some of the most advanced technologies to increase accuracy and safety. During all spinal procedures, our teams use technology such as spinal navigation, three-dimensional fluoroscopy, diffusion tensor imaging, intraoperative CT scanning with BrainLab three-dimensional navigation, and intraoperative MRI. We also use Surgical Theater virtual reality machines—a three-dimensional platform for planning and performing surgery. These advanced devices and techniques provide surgeons with real-time or three-dimensional images that enable the highest degree of precision.
Our operating rooms are equipped with ExcelsiusGPS®, a robotic system that provides highly accurate guidance and navigation during surgery, reducing muscle damage and recovery time.