A fellowship-trained orthopedic spine surgeon, Dr. Steven Fineberg is the newest surgeon to join The Spine Center team. An accomplished physician and researcher, he brings a depth of both practical and academic knowledge to the practice. Read More »
Archives for 2019
Causes of Cervical Disc Disease
Cervical disc damage has many different causes. It can be caused by an injury or due to the natural processes of aging and daily wear and tear. In this article, we will discuss the main causes of cervical disc damage: spinal degeneration and herniated discs. Read More »
Important Questions about Discectomy Procedures
Surgery can make anyone feel apprehensive, and if a doctor from The Spine Center or another physician from elsewhere has recommended a discectomy, you probably have a lot of questions. Why do I need a discectomy? What does the procedure entail? Is it a major surgery? How much downtime will I need afterward? Read More »
Team Rehabilitation Invites you to an Educational Dinner Event
Team Rehabilitation Physical Therapy will be hosting a Work Comp educational dinner event on Cervical Lumbar Spine. The Spine Center’s Chris Bergin, MD and Steven Fineberg, MD will be in attendance. Read More »
How to Prevent Back Pain
You don’t have to “just live with” back pain, especially if your pain is at a level that prevents you from taking part in the activities of daily living. Unfortunately, many people decide to “manage” their pain only by treating the symptoms with occasional, over-the-counter medication. When they choose this path, they may be limiting their activity unnecessarily. Read More »
The Spine Center welcomes Dr. Steven Fineberg
Please help us welcome our newest physician for the Spine Center, S.C. Dr. Steven Fineberg. Dr. Fineberg is a fellowship-trained orthopedic spine surgeon specializing in complex and minimally invasive surgery of the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine. His focus is on the treatment of patients with both non-operative and operative approaches when indicated. Read More »
My Child Was Diagnosed with Scoliosis. What Should I Do Next?
Before you get into the details of non-operative treatment for scoliosis and the surgical options for this condition, it’s best to touch briefly on just what it is. The dictionary definition: abnormal lateral curvature of the spine. This sideways curvature often occurs during a child’s growth spurt before they reach puberty. The condition may have specific causes, such as muscular dystrophy and cerebral palsy, but the cause of most scoliosis remains unknown. Read More »
What are alternatives to Spinal Fusion?
In order to work with your experienced spine surgeon and make an informed decision about alternatives to spinal fusion, it’s essential to have a basic understanding of why you might need this treatment or the alternatives to it. 80% of adults will experience back pain at some point during their lifetimes. When you experience back pain, you and your medical professional will probably try medication, physical therapy, and other techniques before choosing surgery. Read More »
What Is Spinal Stenosis?
People may experience a number of health issues with their back, some more specific than others. Each condition should be carefully diagnosed and treated just as specifically. For example, spinal stenosis occurs when “the spine is narrowed in one or more areas,” according to the National Institutes of Health, and the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIH/NIAMS) Read More »
What to do When Your Neck or Back Hurt
Back or neck pain may result from activity you normally don’t engage in (lifting, carrying). But, it doesn’t always take such an activity to cause problems. Sources for information on back pain and neck pain generally list at least a dozen or so reasons for the issue. The list may include degenerative-disc disease, herniated disc, bulging disc, spinal stenosis, and other serious conditions. But, that same source may tell you it doesn’t take an unusual action or heavy lifting to bring on this pain. Read More »