Progressive Spine in Englewood Offers Help with Spine Injuries

Joshua S. Rovner, MD of Progressive Spine and Orthopaedics - Englewood, NJ, has announced that they may offer help with spine injuries in Englewood and neighboring areas. Dr. Rovner is an expert in robotic spine surgery for treating back and neck pain through a safer, more accurate, and less invasive method for spinal surgery. He is board-certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgeons to practice in the states of New Jersey and New York.

For robotic spinal surgery, Dr. Rover utilizes the Mazor Renaissance Robot to help provide precision and safety when performing spinal surgery. In conventional spinal surgery, the surgeon has to rely on his own feel and judgment with regards to the correct placement of the screws, using only x-rays that were taken before the procedure as basis. The problem is that x-rays do not provide the total picture and there is significant risk that the screws may not be properly positioned. Unfortunately, even a minor error in this can have serious effects, such as pain, decreased mobility, and paralysis.

In contrast, robotic spinal surgery methods can boost the accuracy of screw placement to within 1 mm, thus decreasing the risk of screw misplacement ad the patient’s pain and time required for recovery. This increased accuracy in screw placement also results in reduced risk for post-operative complications. In summary, the benefits of robotic spinal surgery include: increased accuracy in screw placement; decreased rate of permanent nerve damage; less complications and faster recovery time; and decreased exposure to radiation for repeat x-rays. Those who want to know more about the treatment options at Progressive Spine and Orthopaedics may want to follow their Facebook page.

Aside from spine surgery, they can provide physical therapy and pain management. While physical therapy is commonly used for restoring function and promoting movement, it has also been found to be an effective modality for the treatment of chronic pain, especially the kind of pain that originates from the spine. Physical therapists may often provide the first clinical treatment for pain the neck and back.

Research has proven that physical therapy can offer greater relief for pain due to musculoskeletal conditions compared to opioid medication. Furthermore, it has been observed that the more frequent and longer movement-based therapy is used, the more effective it becomes. And while pain relief from physical therapy is not as fast as the one provided by pain-killing meds, it offers significant benefits, such as not having any harmful side effects and offering more long-lasting results.

A team of physical medicine professionals headed by Dr. Fergie-Ross Montero-Cruz at Progressive Spine and Orthopaedics provide physical therapy for neck and low back pain, including other musculoskeletal issues, such as elbow, shoulder, knee, and hip pain. Dr. Montero and her team provide alternative care to patients, using EMGs to diagnose disorders like peripheral neuropathy and nerve entrapments at the carpal tunnel, cubital tunnel or tarsal tunnel, and cervical and lumbar radiculopathy.

Meanwhile, at Progressive Spine and Orthopaedics, they believe that laser spine surgery may be effective and safe but only in very limited cases. Laser spine surgery cannot be used for major spinal issues, such as large disc herniations or when a nerve is severely pinched. This is because there are a number of advantages offered by conventional instruments over lasers. These include the fact that: they can navigate corners and angles while lasers are straight; they don’t produce heat that may damage nearby nerves; and they have a fixed length while lasers may damage anatomical structures below the area of concern.

Those who are interested in learning more about the treatment options for back pain or neck pain that are available at Progressive Spine and Orthopaedics may want to check out their website, or contact then through the telephone or via email, or go to their GMB listing. The practice is open from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, from Monday to Friday, and from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm on Saturdays.


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Joshua S. Rovner, MD
Joshua S. Rovner
+1 201-227-1299
440 Curry Ave,
Englewood, NJ 07631,