Comprehensive Spine Care, P.A. Comprehensive Spine Care, P.A. was established in 1996 and is one of the most skilled spine practices in Bergen County and the greater New York area.
Suite 400 Westwood
New Jersey , New Jersey, NJ 07675 New Jersey
Comprehensive Spine Care, P.A.
He is a wonderful surgeon I recommend him to anyone I know for surgery. His bedside manor is the best I have come across. Dr. Ashraf and staff exceeded our expectations. The staff was courteous, efficient and very helpful. Dr. Ashraf’s explanations were informative and easy to understand. His recommendations were exactly the approach we were hoping for. Great bedside manner! He is the best doc, i had 2 back surgery before i meet him, he gave me my life back, from not moving at all to 100 puch up every morning, 10 miles bike ride up and down stairs on the 10 th floor. recommend him and the staff is the best too. love them all. thank you so much. The most wonderful experience anyone in pain can have! This doctor is patient and understanding and above all very careful with his patients. I would trust him with my family and friends! I feel Dr. Ashraf displayed a genuine and heartfelt concern for my health. His diagnosis of my injury, and explanation of necessary corective procedures were presented in a manner that was easy to comprehend. Dr. Ashraf answered any and any questions I, or my loved ones had. He also asked many questions before and after surgery to help him help me in my recovery. In retrospect, I was at ease thinking my health was in very capable hands. Thankfully I was able to get an appointment on short notice as a result of a cancellation. I was seen promptly, no wait. Dr. Levin quickly diagnosed the problem, treated me and prescribed action I should take re:rehab. I highly recommend Dr. Levin! Dr. Ashraf is an amazing doctor and spine surgeon. He listens attentively, and takes time to understand your concerns and complaints very professional with sincere empathy. confident in his diagnosis and treatment. staff always courteous and professional as well. Dr. Ashraf is a very caring Dr. who did a very good job with my neck surgery I would highly recommend him. He is a wonderful doctor. Dr. Ashraf was very reassuring. He went through the MRI and explained the areas that were problematic. He took his time, answered all my questions, addressed any concerns I had, and reassured me that my situation was not an emergency. He suggested alternatives to surgery, and see how that goes for a month. Dr. Ashraf has showed to have an excellent fund of knowledge and willingness to make sure that, I understand everything with precise details. Excellent Dr. he has great bed side manners knows how to speak to his patient ,makes you feel very secure and overall he is the best. Dr. levin and the whole practice are professional and friendly. Wait time was very short. All my questions have been answered in a clear manner. i highly recommend Dr. Levin!! Outstanding. I had leg pain going down both legs for years. The surgery worked out great. Looking forward to recovery as the pain in both hamstrings are now gone. Same day procedure. I could not be more happy to have dr. levin. Your care would be in great hands no worries. Thanks . I am a registered nurse Dr. Ashraf and his staff are courteous and gracious. They treat you with respect. They care about you and most importantly return your phone calls! I went to several doctors. No one provided a good treatment plan and I could not find relief. The pain was affecting my life and my work. I was miserable. Then I was lucky to find Dr. Ashraf. He absolutely saved my life. First impressions are made on theat first phone call to the office and the reception staff could not be more courteous and helpful. Visits were quick and productive without a 30 minute wait in the waiting room. Dr. Levin and his nurse are compassionate and understanding and i was able to set my own timeline for returning for to within the time allowed for my particular procedure. Thank god for Dr. Ashraf! He turned a bad situation into something good. He explained everything well and showed us things like our MRI which is something our other doctor didnt do. Him and his team are highly recommended by us!!! He is an outstanding doctor with good side manners. I have enjoyed the experience with the office staff as well, the staff has been kind and curtious. He explained everything in detail, I was able to comprehend everything the doctor said in such an easy manner. The doctor was very helpful. explained every step of the way also answered all of my questions. Very friendly and showed that he cared about my health. i was very comfortable knowing i was in great hands. I think dr. Ashraf is amazing and has such a caring and warm bedside manner. He takes the time to explain the problem and the remedy. He takes the time to listen to the patient and makes the patient feel important. Excellent experience. Answered all my questions. And I am able to walk again. Gave me back my life. I was fortunate to have Dr. Levin treat my low back injury, first conservatively, and ultimately with successful minimally invasive spine surgery. I am significantly improved functionally, and my pain level is dramatically reduced thanks to Dr. Levin. I cannot recommend him highly enough. to any one who is considering back surgery,you should be very careful who you choose , you future depend on selecting the right doctor. an I am thank God that I came across Dr.Nomaan Ashraf. one day after surgery I was already feeling 90 percent better, Now I know and confirms that Dr. Ashraf is the best on spine surgery, and easy to get to his clifton office which makes it convinient to get to. always do your homework, I did mine and I do not regret it. Thank you Dr. Ashraf.
Rating: 5 / 5 stars


How to Treat Lumbar Spine Issues?

Across the United States, one of the most common pain issues amongst men, women, and even teens is lower back pain within the lumbar spine. This condition is often known as lumbar spinal stenosis, a condition in which patients will suffer from chronic lower back pain, due to the compression of the spinal nerve roots within the lower back otherwise known as the lumbar spine area. According to Dr. Evan Baird, of Comprehensive Spine Care, considered to be the best orthopedic spine surgeon New Jersey has to offer, if you think back to different points in your life, no matter how young or old you might be, chances are you have suffered from lower back pain in one way or another – whether it be moderate or severe, the lower back is one of the areas that is most susceptible to suffering such problems. As mentioned, this issue is a product of compression of the spinal nerve roots – in order to treat such issues, and help patients to reduce the presence of pain and other symptoms, some form of decompression is vital – which in most cases, leads to the need for some form of decompression surgery. According to most spine doctors NJ patients who experience symptomatic stenosis in specific areas, localized to a few spots, modern minimally invasive spinal surgery techniques can be used to perform a focused decompression of the specific areas of stenosis.Learn more about the processes involved with providing patients with the decompression they need.

Fairly similar to the process of a lumbar discectomy, fluoroscopic guidance can be used to localize the area of stenosis. According to Dr. Baird,the best orthopedic spine surgeon New Jersey has in practice, the minimally invasive method begins by the use of small retractors, tubular retractors, and magnification, the surgeon can precisely remove the bone spurs and hypertrophic, or enlarged, ligaments causing the stenosis with minimal disruption of other spine structures. The point of such surgical maneuvers is to help prevent the remove or disruption of too much soft tissue. While the long-term effects of reducing the dissection of soft tissue may not be completely understood, for the most part, surgeons are hopeful that this will reduce the chances of developing spinal instability problems that commonly occur as a result of laminectomy surgery. The fact of the matter is, just as most spine doctors NJ surgeon Evan Baird recommend outpatient lumbar decompression techniques over traditional techniques, as it reduces patient’ surgical exposure quite a bit. This outpatient method of removing the structure causing spinal stenosis is known to provide patients with highest level of satisfaction, with minimal amount of risk involved.

Just as many other spine doctors NJ surgeon Dr. Evan Baird will generally offer lumbar interspinous/intralaminar spacer devices to indirectly decompress and relieve foraminal and central canal stenosis or to augment a decompression procedure for stability. Using similar targeting and dissection techniques as lumbar discectomy, the goal is to minimize trauma to the other tissues in the area. However, according to Dr. Baird, the best orthopedic spine surgeon New Jersey has to offer, on thing patients need to understand is that there are a number of different factors that allow a surgical procedure to be done in an outpatient, minimally invasive manner. For instance, in order to have this procedure as an outpatient, the surgery should be limited to one or two levels of the spine. Appropriate use of local anesthetic agents minimize the initial incisional pain, and the patient can go home aftersurgery. In addition to the size of the area in question, there are certain other factors that must also be adhered to – as well as certain other risk factors that can drastically increase the likelihood of complications developing during or after a lumbar laminectomy surgery. Some of these risk factors include:

· Smoking – Smoking is discouraged for most surgical procedures. If you are a smoker, its important that you try to abstain for atleast a few weeks to months before your surgical procedure occurs. Smoking can increase the chances of post-surgical infections, decrease your ability to heal quickly, would cause issues with fusion (if fusion is needed within the procedure), and more.

· Osteoporosis – Osteoporosis is a bone condition that causes weak and brittle bones. This condition may cause easy fractures and breakage of bony tissue and may be a risk for laminectomy patients.

· Other Physical Systemic Issues – Those with heart disease or diabetes will likely experience a far longer, and less efficient recovery period. In addition, for someone with arthritis, the back-pain issues may persist long after surgery.

· Mental Health Issues – Things like anxiety or depression can lower a patient’s pain tolerance, or cause them to experience poor surgical results, as they may not be willing to adhere to certain pre or post-surgical measures.

Such surgical procedures are vital to helping patients with spinal issues or spinal instability, and therefore in order for patients to experience the best overall results it is vital that educate ourselves as much as possible on such procedures. For more information on such procedures, or to schedule your own consult, be sure to contact Comprehensive Spine Care today.

Westwood Office
260 Old Hook Road
Suite 400 Westwood, NJ 07675
Mon-Fri: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Clifton Office
925 Clifton Ave., Suite 200
Clifton, NJ 07013
Mon-Fri: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Bridgewater Office
11 Monroe Street
Bridgewater, NJ 08807
Mon-Fri: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Brunswick Office 192 Summerhill Road
East Brunswick, NJ 08816
Mon-Fri: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 631, Westwood, NJ 07675