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 easily the most vital, yet sensitive parts of the body. The spinal cord is important, as its main purpose is as a centerpiece of the central nervous system (CNS). Composed of mainly nerve tissue, the spinal cord is responsible for relaying messages back and forth between the brain and different body parts. Using this relay and response system, the spinal cord is able to directly affect a number of our bodily functions, including our movement breathing, temperature regulation, feeling, and much more. Surrounding the spinal cord are a series of bones known as vertebrae, and intervertebral discs which act as shock absorbers in between our vertebrae. These bones and discs are there to provide our body with its upright structure, facilitate movement and provide protection for the sensitive spinal cord. Considering how vital our vertebrae are to our structure and most of our bodily movements, they can be susceptible to injury and as the years go by, normal wear and tear. According to the top spine surgeon Northern NJ has to offer, Dr. Evan Baird of Comprehensive Spine Care, these injuries can have a drastic effect on our daily lives, however there are a variety of treatments (both surgical and non-surgical) that can help to treat them, as opposed to injuries to the spinal cord itself. As the top spine surgeon, Northern NJ has practicing, Dr. Baird groups vertebral injuries into two main categories, fractures, and dislocations. And within these categories, there are a number of specific injuries that can cause different issues with the spinal cord, as well as the body overall. To better educate you on these possibilities, here are a few of the most common types of vertebral spine injuries.

· Spinal Compression Fractures

When it comes to vertebral spine injuries, compression fractures are likely the most common. This is most commonly a result of an accident or some type of trauma, in which the spinal column is forced downwards and slightly forwards. This causes the vertebra to weaken and sometimes crumple into one another. Generally, those patients who suffer a spinal compression fracture have experienced a loss of bone mass in the vertebrae. As we age, the bones experience normal wear and tear and grow weaker, due to some type of trauma or accident, that downward force causes the vertebrae to crumble into each other.

· Dislocation

A dislocation of the spinal vertebra occurs when the surrounding ligaments have been badly stretched or even torn, over time. According to the top spine surgeon Northern NJ, Dr. Evan Baird, this causes the vertebrae to move far more than they should. Due to this additional flexion and movement in the bones, they may begin to slide over one another more and more, eventually causing them to lock in over each other incorrectly. This misalignment in the vertebrae can lead to a host of different issues, including damage to the spinal cord, pain, and improper movement. In order to restore alignment, a combination of a spinal brace and a surgical procedure may be necessary.

· Subluxation

Over time, as the joints in the back of the vertebrae grow weaker and weaker, and the surrounding tissue like the ligaments and certain muscles begin to degrade, the vertebrae begin to slide and slip out of place. In doing so, a partial dislocation known as a subluxation occurs, again causing a misalignment of the spinal column – affecting both movement and our structure.

· Burst Fracture

This is by far one of the most severe spinal compression fractures that can affect the spinal column. Due to a severe accident, injury or some type of trauma, the bone may actually shatter completely. These types of vertebral spine injuries can be devastating as when a vertebra fractures completely, it can create jagged bone matter which can pierce the spinal cord or surrounding nerves – leading to loss of movement, paralysis, and other bodily functions.

The vertebrae are vital to our overall spinal health and wellness, without them our bodies would not have the upright structure or the ability to move with the fluidity we do. For more information on all manner of vertebral spine injuries, 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