The Institute for Comprehensive Spine Care
Dr. Okubadejo and The Institute for Comprehensive Spine Care are committed to excellence by providing the highest quality of spinal care in New Jersey and New York.

Advanced Spinal Surgery in New Jersey

Suffering from back pain on a daily basis can severely harm a person's quality of life. If your back pain refuses to go away, spinal surgery may be the answer. Dr. Gbolahan Okubadejo, MD, FAAOS, is a board-certified spine surgeon in New Jersey with an extensive range of experience in treating cervical, lumbar, and thoracic conditions. If you would like to learn more about spinal surgery and what it entails, contact The Institute for Comprehensive Spine Care today.

About Spinal Surgery

Whenever possible, a spine surgeon will recommend a conservative, non-invasive treatment for back pain. When a patient's lower back pain cannot be resolved using non-surgical methods such as physical therapy and steroid injections, however, spinal surgery may be the answer. Spinal surgery may be used to treat a wide range of spinal conditions, including fractured discs, degenerative disc disease, and spinal stenosis. Some of the potential benefits of undergoing spinal surgery include:

  • Improved mobility and overall physical fitness.
  • No longer having to rely on medications to control back pain.
  • Being able to return to work without being slowed or demobilized by back pain.
  • Better mood and enhanced quality of life.

Spinal surgery is a safe procedure that can generally be performed in as minimally invasive a way as possible, which means that most patients will have a relatively short recovery period following the procedure. To minimize post-operative pain after surgery, patients should avoid heavy lifting and bending over. Rehabilitation exercises, physical therapy, and anti-inflammatory drugs may also be prescribed by your surgeon to assist with the recover process. If you notice any unexpected complications, contact your surgeon right away.

Is Spinal Surgery Right for You?

Spinal surgery is generally recommended only when other treatments have failed. To determine whether surgery is the right course, the first step will be to evaluate your spine. Your surgeon will use X-rays, MRIs, or electrodiagnostic tests to examine your spine's current condition and decide what the best course of action will be. To be a candidate for spinal surgery, you should be in overall good health, should be a non-smoker, and should not have advanced osteoporosis.

If you suffer from constant back pain, The Institute for Comprehensive Spine Care can provide you with the advice and care you need to enjoy your life again. We strive to make all of our patients as comfortable as possible during their time with us, and we emphasize the use of minimally invasive procedures whenever possible.

Hours of Operation:

  • Monday – Friday 8:00am – 5:00 pm

Spine Surgery FAQs

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