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


The spinal cord is one of the most delicate areas of the body, in addition to being one of the most important. Our spinal cord is considered to be almost the centerpiece of our central nervous system or CNS, and is responsible for relaying messages from the brain through to other areas of the body, using an intricate network of nerves. The spine essentially translates messages and impulses into movements, feelings and more. Considering this vital aspect that is essential to our body’s proper function, you can understand why the spine is so important. Surrounding the spinal cord, are a collection of bones, known as vertebra, and intervertebral discs. These act as both a protective are for the spinal cord and provide our body with its stability, structure, and upright posture. At Comprehensive Spine Care, the top spine surgeon North Jersey has to offer, Dr. Evan Baird, and his colleagues have treated a variety of spine and spinal cord injuries, also known as SCI. From common issues such as herniated discs, to more complex ones like spinal tumors and spinal cord damage. Considered to be the top spine surgeon North Jersey has in practice, Dr. Baird has performed a number of different surgical procedures in order to treat damage to the vertebrae or the discs of the spine, however, when it comes to the actual spinal cord, things are far different. Considering that it is mainly composed of nerve tissue, and its highly delicate nature, spinal cord injuries can have far more drastic effects and may not respond to any types of surgical procedures. Once the spinal cord is severed or damaged, patients can often be left with partial or total paralysis, and in some instances, they may lose feeling, movement, or normal function in certain areas of the body. To better help you to understand some of the possible effects of a spinal cord injury, here are a few of the most common outcomes.

· Loss of Movement &Inadvertent Reflexes

As we previously stated, the spinal cord is responsible for relaying messages from the brain to other parts of the body – leading to movements and actions. In the event the spinal cord has become damaged, these messages can no longer get through and make it past the site of the injury. While normal movement is not possible any longer, one thing that will often occur is the body continuing to exhibit reflexive movements as a response to certain stimuli – as these movements aren’t controlled, they occur on their own. For instance, an individual’s foot moving when touched or tickled.

· Breathing Issues

One of the most lesser known issues as a result of SCI is the inability to breath properly. Considered the top spine surgeon North Jersey has practicing, Dr. Baird often sees patients with minor spinal cord issues experienced poor or labored breathing – therefore more severe damage can be devastating. The muscles needed for breathing and coughing, the diaphragm, intercostal, and abdominal, become extremely weak after a spinal cord injury. Coughing is a vital part of breathing and health, as it allows us to clear bacteria and other secretions from the throat and lungs – if coughing grows weaker, patients are at a much higher risk for pneumonia and other infections. Depending on the specific position of the spinal cord injury, one or more of these breathing muscles might be affected and the patients may require help breathing from a ventilator or may have to undergo a tracheostomy – a procedure in which a tube is places in the windpipe helping avoid any build-up and helps clear the throat, as well as breath better.

· Spinal Shock

Spinal shock is a common condition which occurs immediately following a spinal cord injury. In this condition, the patient will temporarily lose their spinal cord reflexes, possible for days to weeks. This can cause stiffness to develop and other issues.

· Body Temperature Issues

Once a SCI occurs, a patient may no longer be able to produce sweat at any area that is connected to the region below the site of the injury. This is important to understand, as our body’s temperature regulation is controlled by the spinal cord as well. If the signal of being hot or cold, cannot make it back to the brain, then we will not know nor be able to send signals for sweat amongst other things.

· Bowel & Bladder Dysfunction

Again, considering that a spinal cord injury can sever the connection between certain areas of the body, and the brain – often times, the bladder and bowels can no longer be given a directive from the brain, to either “hold it in”, “start” or “stop”. When our bladder is full, nerve impulses are sent to the brain, and a response message telling us to urinate goes from the spine back to the bladder. This means that the bowels and bladder can often lose control and will not be able to be controlled by us.

The spinal cord is vital to our survival and has helped us make it this far as a race, without a solid nerve network of messages and responses we would have constant issues with all of our bodily processes. For more information or other effects of spinal cord injury, 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