Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center

Centers of Excellence

NEUROSCIENCES INSTITUTES

KINGSBROOK NECK & BACK PAIN CENTER

Because if your life has been interrupted and diminished by neck and back pain, we can help.

Because our team of top-trained, board-certified physicians and rehabilitation specialists will create the most effective and least-invasive treatment plan possible.

Because the vast majority of our patients get relief from their pain and immobility without opioid medications and without surgery.

Because when surgery offers the best solution for your condition, our neurosurgeons use advanced, minimally-invasive techniques to minimize discomfort and speed recovery time.

Because this excellent care is conveniently located in the heart of Brooklyn.

WHO WE ARE

The Neck and Back Pain Center is a collaboration of specialists -- from across the Kingsbrook Centers of Excellence -- who work together to restore mobility, reduce pain, and improve quality of life for their patients.

The Center is led by physicians who specialize in rehabilitation medicine and pain management. Their team colleagues include physical and occupational therapists, neurologists, neuro-psychologists, physician assistants, diagnostic radiologists, as well as board-certified neurosurgeons with specialized fellowship training in the most advanced surgical techniques.

TREATMENTS WE OFFER

Rehabilitation and Integrative Medicine approaches alleviate neck and back pain with a variety of conservative and complementary treatments, including:

•physical and occupational therapy that include modalities such as heat, cold, massage, ultrasound, and transcutaneous electrical stimulation.

•integrative medicine approaches that include acupuncture, guasha, yoga, and hypnotherapy.

Interventional Pain Procedures are often performed using ultrasound or x-ray to deliver the therapy to the exact source of pain. These techniques are safe, take just a few minutes to perform, and typically involve a local anesthetic, a low dose of injectable steroid, or comfortable sedation. Pain procedures include:

•Epidural Steroid Injections

•Medial Branch Blocks

•Facet Joint Injections

•Radiofrequency Nerve Ablations

•Peripheral Nerve Blocks

•Muscle and Joint Injections

•Botox Injections for management of neck or limb spasticity, and for prevention of headaches in adult migraine patients

Neurosurgery. Our board-certified neurosurgeons use advanced, proven, minimally-invasive techniques, including computer-guided surgical neuro-navigation, endoscopy, and microsurgery. These techniques significantly reduce post-operative discomfort and recovery time.

CONDITIONS WE TREAT

•Arthritis of the Spine

•Cervical Myelopathy

•Cervicogenic & Occipital Headache

•Degenerative Disc Disease

•Fractures

•Herniated Disc

•Ligament or Muscle Injury

•Myofascial Pain Syndrome

•Pinched Nerves

•Post Laminectomy Syndrome (Failed Back Syndrome)

•Sacroiliac Joint Pain

•Spinal Stenosis.

•Spondylolysis & Vertebral Fracture

•Spondylolisthesis

•Tension Headache

•Torticollis

•Tumors

For more information please call us 718-604-5700

OUR TEAM LEADERS

LAURENTIU DINESCU, MD

Attending Physiatrist

Specialty: Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Subspecialty: Pain Medicine

SAMUEL THAMPI, MD, FAAPMR

Attending Physiatrist

Specialty: Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Subspecialty: Pain Medicine

JOHN MILLER, MD, FAANS, FACS

Director, Neurosurgical Specialty Center

Chief, Division of Neurosurgery

Specialty: Neurosurgery

NICHOLAS POST, MD, FAANS

Director of Neurological, Spine.

Specialty: Neurosurgery

DAVID CHEN, DO

Attending Surgeon

Specialty: Neurosurgery

TODD LEFTKOWITZ, MD,

Attending Physiatrist

Specialty: Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Subspecialty: Pain Medicine

Specialty: Neurological Surgery