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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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Lower Back Pain and Sleep – Finding a Solution

Sleep is one of the three pillars of good health. Experts say that we need between seven and nine hours a day to get the most benefit, but if you’ve tried to get that much sleep while suffering from lower back pain, you know that it’s more easily said than done. Even if your back… Continue Reading

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Study Shows Reduced Risk of Opioid Use After Spine Surgery

With opioid dependency reaching epidemic proportions in the United States, it’s no wonder that spine surgeons and patients alike are concerned. Patients suffering from back pain are often prescribed the powerful painkillers by well-meaning physicians long before they ever consult with a specialist, and physicians need to weigh the best approach to pain management after… Continue Reading

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Famous Duo Cancels Magic Shows to Make Way for Spinal Fusion Surgery

You may think you’ve never heard of Raymond Teller, but if you combine his last name with the name of his partner, Penn Jillette, you will probably smile in recognition. The two have been doing comedy magic productions together for forty years, and in that time they have missed a total of 4 shows. But… Continue Reading