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United Health Care has named the Beth Israel Medical Center Spine Institute a Premium Specialty Center for Spine Surgery, recognizing our leadership in quality spine care.
In addition, Beth Israel has received Joint Commission certification for spinal fusion for 2012.
These designations mean the Beth
Israel Spine Institute meets or exceeds the recognized standards of care
for spine surgery---an acknowledgment that we’re a hospital you
can choose with confidence.
Made of 33 vertebrae in three distinct sections (cervical, thoracic, lumbar), the spine must be mobile (to bend and twist) yet stable (to remain upright). Either through age, improper lifting techniques or through trauma, millions of Americans develop spine disorders in their lifetime, some of them very debilitating. If you need a spine surgeon in Manhattan or the New York City area, The Spine Institute of New York at Beth Israel Medical Center specializes in the treatment of congenital, chronic or acute spinal disorders in adults and children.
Some examples of conditions we treat at the Spine Institute are: back pain from strains and sprains, herniated discs and other disc problems, scoliosis, kyphosis, traumatic injuries, spinal stenosis, osteoarthritis, spinal deformities, and spinal tumors. To pinpoint the exact cause and location of back and spine pain, our experts use the most technologically advanced equipment for accurate diagnosis.
When surgery is necessary
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These physical medicine specialists perform much of the non-operative and pain management treatments for conditions such as acute herniated discs or degenerative spinal arthritis. Simpler interventions include intermuscular or ligament trigger injections to relieve pain. Traditional epidural injections target generalized areas to treat pain due to sciatica, pinched nerves or spinal stenosis.
Using state-of-the-art diagnostic techniques, physiatrists can determine which joints, nerves or discs are causing pain, and can more specifically locate the site and level of pain.
For a referral to the Spine Institute at Beth Israel, call our Physician Referral Service at 1-888-244-3257.
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