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


What is Lumbar Degenerative Disc Disease?

One of the most common conditions affecting the lower back area, this form of degenerative spine disease occurs as a result of the overall wear and tear of the back and lower spine bones and joints, as well as the intervertebral discs that separate each one. According to Dr. Evan Baird, considered to be the best spine surgeon Bergen County NJ has in practice, and his team at Comprehensive Spine, while this is an all too common condition, it can often be mistaken for another type of back issue – for instance, a bulging disc, or a herniated disc. Learn more about this common form of spinal breakdown by reading on below.

What is Lumbar Degenerative Disc Disease?

DDD as it is often called, is degenerative disc disease, and when it has the word lumbar in front of it and within any other spinal conditions, it means its affecting the lower area of the spine, as opposed to the upper part known as the cervical. As the Best Spine Surgeon NJ has to offer, Dr. Baird has helped a number of patients with such issues, of all walks of life. However, despite that the vast majority of DDD patients are those who are older and have possibly even suffered from some form of a back injury beforehand.

The truth is that lumbar degenerative disc disease is fairly straightforward, as it occurs over time, due to the normal wear and tear of the intervertebral discs, which are meant to act like shock absorbers for the back, spine and neck area. in some, more rare cases DDD can also occur as a result of some one-time shock or trauma issue – again most likely in older individuals as their spinal discs have more than likely begun to wear out due to aging. It involves small tears in the annulus of the disc (elastic outer ring of collagen fibers) and lack of water content of the nucleus of the disc (soft gel center). The degenerative cascade can lead to disc bulging, development of bone spurs (or osteophytes), and loss of disc space height and/or alignment, which can cause nerve impingement.

Common Symptoms of DDD

The main method by which we are able to diagnose lumbar DDD is through the symptoms, which while they can in some ways mimic other issues, there are generally one or two items that make the specific issue stand out – as well as its placement near the cervical or lumbar spine area. some of the most common symptoms include:

· Pain at the site of the injury.

· Pain, numbness, or tingling in the legs.

· Strong pain that tends to come and go.

· Pain is worse when bending, twisting, and/or sitting.

· Lying down relieves pressure on the spine.

How Can You Treat DDD?

According to Dr. Baird, the best spine surgeon NJ has practicing, treatment methods can be both surgical and non-surgical and it will often depend on your specific condition, and its severity. Once a doctor has been able to diagnose the issue as degenerative disc disease, they will often provide you with an overview of standard non-surgical and surgical treatments for lumbar degenerative disc disease. When it comes to non-surgical treatment options, Dr. Baird may often recommend a treatment including:

· Physical therapy and strengthening exercises.

· Rest and a restriction of physical activity.

· Injections (corticosteroids) to help reduce the pain and swelling.

· Medications and analgesics to reduce pain and swelling; typical medications include non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs).

When it comes to surgical means of treatment however, you might require some type of a fusion procedure like a PLIF (posterior lumbar interbody fusion). However, surgery is dependent on a variety of factors. For more information on degenerative disc disease, be sure to contact us 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
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Bridgewater Office
11 Monroe Street
Bridgewater, NJ 08807
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Brunswick Office 192 Summerhill Road
East Brunswick, NJ 08816
Mon-Fri: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 631, Westwood, NJ 07675