New York City Spine

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Manhattan Office

New York City Spine Surgery, PLLC
343 West 58th Street
New York, NY 10019
Call: 212-506-0240
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NJ Office

New York City Spine Surgery, PLLC
261 James Street, Suite 2G
Morristown,
NJ 07960
Call: 973-998-9651
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With age, the spine can begin to show signs of deterioration. Over time, the joints, ligaments and intervertebral discs undergo changes that may disrupt normal spinal structure and function.

Spondylosis is a general term for a degenerative process that can strike any region of the spine. The degenerative process usually begins in a disc. Damage to the disc reduces the space between vertebrae, which in turn leads to excessive wear and tear on adjacent spinal structures. Spondylosis mainly affects the intervertebral discs and facet joints, causing spinal instability and nerve damage. Advanced spondylosis may cause thickening of the spinal ligaments, contributing to nerve compression and pain. Sometimes degenerative disc disease and spondylosis are used interchangeably; both terms describe age-related changes in the spine. Factors that contribute to the development of spondylosis include:

  • Advancing age, especially over age 60
  • Arthritis (spondylosis is sometimes described as arthritis of the spine)
  • Prior injury to the spine

Symptoms of spondylosis are in keeping with the spinal disorder (e.g. herniated disc, spinal stenosis) and the spinal region affected. Common symptoms include:

  • Pain in cervical, thoracic and /or lumbar regions; may develop slowly over time
  • Abnormal sensation, loss of sensation in extremities
  • Muscle weakness
  • Headaches
  • Loss of bowel and/or bladder control* (uncommon)
    *Loss of bowel and/or bladder control may be a symptom of cauda equina syndrome, a serious medical condition. If control is lost, seek medical care immediately

 

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Hospital Affiliations

Outpatient Surgery Centers

Malo Surgery Center 201 Route 17 North 12th floor
Rutherford, NJ 07070
Phone: 201-549-8890
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Midtown Surgery Center 305 East 47th St.
New York, NY 10017
Phone: 212-751-2100
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Advanced Spine Surgery Center 855 Lehigh Ave,
Union, NJ 07083
Phone: 908-557-9420
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Denville Surgery Center LLC3130 Route 10 West
Denville, NJ 07834
Phone: 973-328-3475
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Daveed D. Frazier, MD is the medical director of New York City Spine Surgery PLLC and specializes in non-surgical and minimally invasive surgical treatments for back/neck pain and spine-related disorders. New York City Spine Surgery PLLC has 2 main locations in New York City and New Jersey with the main office located at 343 West 58th Street, New York, NY 10019. Call 212-506-0240 for an appointment at either location. Fax 212-265-0739.