Spine Surgery

Our surgeons excel in various surgical methods, spanning from minimally invasive procedures to intricate spinal reconstructions.

Welcome to Premier Orthopedics, your trusted destination for advanced spine surgery and comprehensive orthopedic care. In this informative blog, we’ll explore the world of spine surgery, highlighting how Premier Orthopedics is dedicated to restoring spinal health, relieving pain, and improving mobility for patients with spine-related conditions. With a team of highly skilled spine surgeons and state-of-the-art facilities, Premier Orthopedics is committed to delivering personalized care and exceptional outcomes for every patient.

Understanding Spine Surgery

Spine surgery is a specialized field within orthopedics that focuses on diagnosing and treating conditions affecting the spine, including degenerative disc disease, spinal stenosis, herniated discs, spinal deformities, and spinal trauma. At Premier Orthopedics, our spine surgeons are experts in a wide range of surgical techniques, from minimally invasive procedures to complex spinal reconstructions, aimed at addressing the underlying cause of spinal disorders and restoring function and stability to the spine.

When is Spine Surgery Needed?

Spine surgery may be recommended when conservative treatments such as medication, physical therapy, or injections fail to provide adequate relief, or when the condition significantly impairs daily activities or quality of life. Common scenarios where spine surgery may be necessary include:

Herniated Disc

When the soft inner core of a spinal disc bulges out through a tear in the outer layer, causing pressure on nearby nerves and resulting in pain, weakness, or numbness in the arms or legs.

Spinal Stenosis

A narrowing of the spinal canal or neural foramina, which can compress the spinal cord or nerve roots and lead to symptoms such as back pain, leg pain, and difficulty walking.

Degenerative Disc Disease

Wear and tear on the spinal discs over time, resulting in disc degeneration, loss of disc height, and potential instability of the spine, leading to pain and decreased mobility.


When a vertebra slips out of place and onto the vertebra below it, causing compression of the spinal nerves and resulting in back pain, leg pain, and difficulty with walking or standing.

Spinal Deformities

Conditions such as scoliosis, kyphosis, or lordosis, which involve abnormal curvature of the spine and may require surgical correction to alleviate pain and prevent further progression.

Benefits of Spine Surgery

Spine surgery offers numerous benefits for patients suffering from debilitating spinal conditions, including:

Pain Relief

Surgery can effectively alleviate chronic back or neck pain, radiculopathy, and other symptoms caused by spinal nerve compression or irritation, allowing patients to resume their normal activities with reduced discomfort.

Improved Mobility

By addressing structural abnormalities and restoring stability to the spine, surgery can improve overall spinal function and mobility, enabling patients to move more freely and comfortably.

Preventing Neurological Complications

Surgery can help prevent serious neurological complications such as permanent nerve damage, paralysis, or loss of bowel or bladder control, which may occur if spinal conditions are left untreated.

Enhanced Quality of Life

Relief from pain and improved mobility can significantly enhance patients’ quality of life, enabling them to engage in activities they enjoy and participate more fully in daily life.

Types of Spine Surgery Offered at Premier Orthopedics

Premier Orthopedics offers a comprehensive range of spine surgery procedures, including:

Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery

Minimally invasive techniques involve smaller incisions, reduced muscle disruption, and faster recovery times compared to traditional open surgery. Procedures may include discectomy, laminectomy, spinal fusion, and spinal decompression.


A minimally invasive procedure to remove herniated disc material that is pressing on a nerve root, relieving pain and restoring nerve function.

Spinal Fusion

A surgical procedure to join two or more vertebrae together using bone grafts or implants, stabilizing the spine and reducing pain and deformity.

Artificial Disc Replacement

An alternative to spinal fusion, artificial disc replacement involves removing a damaged disc and replacing it with an artificial implant to maintain motion and flexibility in the spine.

Complex Spinal Reconstruction

For patients with complex spinal deformities or traumatic injuries, our spine surgeons are experienced in performing intricate reconstructive procedures to restore spinal alignment and stability.

Recovery Process after Spine Surgery

The recovery process following spine surgery varies depending on the type of procedure performed, the patient’s overall health, and other individual factors. However, there are some general guidelines that apply to most patients:

Hospital Stay

Some spine surgeries may require a short hospital stay for monitoring and post-operative care, while others may be performed on an outpatient basis, allowing patients to return home the same day.

Pain Management

Our team will provide pain management strategies to help alleviate discomfort during the recovery period, including medication, ice therapy, and activity modification.

Physical Therapy

Physical therapy plays a crucial role in the rehabilitation process, helping patients regain strength, flexibility, and mobility in the spine and surrounding muscles. Our skilled therapists will develop a personalized exercise program tailored to each patient’s specific needs and goals.

Follow-Up Care

Regular follow-up appointments with your spine surgeon are essential for monitoring your progress, assessing healing, and addressing any concerns or complications that may arise during the recovery process.


Premier Orthopedics is a leader in spine surgery excellence, dedicated to restoring spinal health, relieving pain, and improving mobility for patients with spine-related conditions. With multiple locations in Englewood, Kearny, Union City, and Bloomfield, we’re proud to serve the orthopedic needs of our communities. If you’re experiencing chronic back or neck pain, or if you’ve been diagnosed with a spine-related condition, don’t wait—call 201-833-9500 to schedule a consultation with Premier Orthopedics today and take the first step toward a pain-free, active lifestyle.

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