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Wondering if You’re Suffering From a Degenerative Disc Disease?

As we age, it’s not uncommon to experience degenerative disc disease – a condition caused by the breakdown of spinal discs. This wear and tear often leads to back pain, and affects millions of Americans annually. But with minimally invasive treatment options available, there’s no need to suffer. Our procedures can improve symptoms and help you get your life back.

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Why Choose NJ Spine & Orthopedic?

Reduced Pain

Decreased Trauma​

Faster Recovery Times

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Thank you for giving me my life back. It is an amazing gift to be an active participant in your own life in every facet of it.

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Over 4000 Successful Surgeries

How Do We Diagnose a Degenerative Disc Disease?

If you have degenerative disc disease, you may experience pain in your back or neck. This happens when the discs in your spine break down and put pressure on the nerves nearby. The pain can radiate to other parts of your body, depending on which nerves are affected.

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Treatment Options for a Degenerative Disc Disease

There are a number of different ways to treat degenerative disc disease, depending on the severity of the condition. In some cases, simple lifestyle changes such as increasing movement or stretching exercises may be enough to ease symptoms. If pain is more severe, medication or physical therapy may be recommended. In some cases, surgery may be necessary to alleviate pain and improve quality of life.

What Makes Us Different?

We understand the significant negative impact back or neck pain could have on quality of life. At NJ Spine and Ortho, our goal is to get our patients back to enjoying life using minimally invasive techniques that involve the use of tiny incisions and muscle sparing methods to treat the spinal problem. There is a big difference between operating through a 1/2 inch incision and operating through a 5 inch incision. The major differences include:

Minimally Invasive Surgery

Open Spine Surgery

Doctors You Can Count On

Our experienced and board-certified neurologists, neurosurgeons, orthopedic specialists, and physicians work together to treat specific spine and back disorders using minimally invasive techniques. We combine advanced technology with a patient-centered approach to ensure our patients get the best possible outcomes.

Our Board-Certified Surgeons

Dr. Scott Katzman, MD
Dr. Howard Sharf, MD
Dr. Douglas Slaughter, orthopedic spine surgeon
Dr. Douglas Slaughter, MD
Dr. Steven Schiebert, DO
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Serving Patients Throughout New Jersey

NJ Spine and Orthopedics operates in the most efficient way to provide a safe environment and deliver the most effective surgical services to patients in New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. When it comes to spine-related issues, NJ Spine & Orthopedics offers the treatment and care you deserve and expect. Regardless of the cause, our experienced team is ready to help.

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