PROGRESSIVE SPINE & ORTHOPAEDICS
My name is Dr. Joshua Rovner and I became a spine surgeon to give people with back pain their lives back. Virtually every adult will have back pain at some point. Most times, this pain is fleeting; but for some, spinal problems become an all-consuming issue that takes the joy out of life. Spinal pain can limit your ability to work, rob you of time with friends and family, and prevent you from living the life you always imagined.
When it comes to back pain, conservative treatments are usually the best place to start; however, if conservative treatments fail, spine surgery can often deliver a cure. One of the newest, most effective breakthroughs in spinal surgery is Robotic Spine Surgery, which makes spinal surgery more precise and, therefore, less invasive and safer. I am board-certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgeons to practice in New York and New Jersey and am one of a small number of doctors in the northeast with the training and ability to perform Robotic Spine Surgery.
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Winter is no more dangerous than any other time of the year. If you approach the season mindfully, you’ll be just fine! In the spirit of encouraging you to get out there, we’d like to give you a few tips about how to safely engage in winter 2017 activities if you have back issues. Sports.… Continue ReadingREAD MORE
Any surgery represents a traumatic event, where your body is concerned. The same is true of back surgery. For healing to occur as quickly as possible, you should be taking the best possible care of yourself. Quitting smoking, doctor-directed, mild exercise and nutrition are all part of the recovery effort that you can help with.… Continue ReadingREAD MORE
There’s no doubt that sitting for long periods of time can contribute to existing back problems and even provoke back pain, on its own. But do standing desks help with back pain? Yes and no. There are several variables which must be considered and most of them start with you. The first of these is… Continue ReadingREAD MORE