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


Worker’s Compensation
Treating the patient with a work related spine injury requires a unique set of clinical skills that take many years of experience to develop. The physicians at Comprehensive Spine Care have a combined experience of well over 30 years in treating occupational spine injuries in the acute, sub-acute, and chronic phase. The administrative and clinical staff at Comprehensive Spine Care are extremely knowledgeable of and sensitive to all the issues that can potentially complicate the care of spine injured workers. At Comprehensive Spine Care we believe that our collective clinical and administrative expertise, ease of communication, and our compassionate individualized approach to each case are key to our reputation and repeat referrals from Workers’ Compensation adjusters, case managers, and employers for over 20 years.

We take great pride in several aspects of our practice that have made us particularly suitable for treating patients with work related spine injuries:

  • Our spine surgeons and physiatrist see on average over 100 worker compensation spine injured patients each week. All our patients are treated as conservatively as possible, and the vast majority of them require no invasive treatment.
  • Our spine surgeons and physiatrist are extremely experienced in handling not only all clinical aspects of each spine case, but also addressing important compensation issues such as causality, pre-existing conditions, and work restrictions.
  • We provide expeditious detailed documentation to facilitate the handling of each claim by the adjuster and case manager. Our office staff is trained as a matter of routine to contact the adjuster and/or case manager on the same day the patient is seen and provide them with information including diagnosis, return-to-work status, treatment plan, follow up, and projected length of treatment.
  • Our spine surgeons and physiatrist have extensive experience working and communicating directly with adjusters and case managers to tightly coordinate the care of workers with on-the-job spine injuries. Our surgeons and physiatrist make themselves available to answer questions from adjustors and case managers via phone or Email on an immediate basis. Our 24 hour coverage assures that one of our surgeons is always available to address urgent worker’s compensation patient issues after office hours 7 days / week.
  • Our primary focus is returning the patient to their pre-injury status. By using a team approach with close communication between all parties involved, we avoid delays in treatment and optimize the chances of returning the injured worker to their pre-injury levels of symptoms and functional capacity.
  • In addition to our two main locations in Emerson and Clifton, our spine surgeons and physiatrist evaluate and treat spine injured workers at four separate NJ Concentra locations including Jersey City, Newark, Parsippany, and Edison.
  • We offer same day appointments for emergent referrals, and no matter how busy our schedule is, we will always do our very best to accommodate urgent referrals from case managers and adjustors.
  • Our offices all have on-site X-ray and EMG capabilities providing our spine surgeons and physiatrist with vital information to facilitate expeditious diagnosis and treatment recommendations.
  • Spanish speaking patients have no problems communicating with our clinical and administrative staff as we have full time Spanish speaking staff and interpreters at all of our locations.
  • For worker’s compensation patients who require spine surgery, our staff members will help guide them as well as the adjusters and case managers through every step of the pre-operative preparation process including medical clearance and post-operative recovery period.

Any Issues or Questions?

  • Immediate information on one of your patients
  • An office note or other supporting documentation
  • Discussing a case with one of our spine surgeons or physiatrist
  • Addressing a worker’s compensation issue with our administrative staff
  • Providing us with your contact information for a claim that has been assigned to you
  • Providing us feedback regarding our practice


If you are a Case Manager or an Adjuster in need of scheduling a new or follow-up appointment with one of our spine surgeons, physiatrist please contact our scheduler through this link or via our contact information below:




I have been utilizing Comprehensive Spine Care for well over a decade as a nurse case manager caring for injured workers with both spinal and pain management issues. The most important things to me and my patients are timeliness in securing treatment, good outcomes and a focus on returning injured workers to productivity in a safe and effective manner. I know when I refer a patient to anyone of the physicians associated with Comprehensive Spine Care the staff will be sensitive to all of my needs and that I am guaranteed that my goals as a nurse case manager will be met. Thank you for all that you do for me and my patients as it is sincerely appreciated.
The office staff at Comprehensive Spine Care realizes the importance of Case Managers and has dedicated professional staff members who are efficient and courteous. There is a quick turnaround for appointment scheduling as well as a shorter waiting time for surgical scheduling. The appointments are given appropriate time blocks and the office wait time is minimal. The physicians are knowledgeable in the workers compensation process and strive to develop a working rapport with the claimant and case manager. They are always available to meet and answer any questions about a claim. The return time on work status/quick notes is immediate and the office notes are faxed the next day.

As a case manager I have found that Comprehensive Spine is a breeze to work with! The office staff is extremely helpful, efficient, and responsive to the case managers’ and patients’ needs alike; appointments are flexible, plus they make every effort to accommodate the case managers when unexpected conflicts arise. The staff always makes a note in the patient’s computerized file when a case manager is expected to attend a visit and will call to notify the case manager if the client arrives early and wait for the case manager to arrive. Dictation is always immediately available at the conclusion of each visit. Spine surgeons Drs. Rafael Levin and Nomaan Ashraf are superb surgeons affiliated with highly-rated Hackensack University Medical Center as well as their sister facility, Hackensack North (formerly Pascack Valley) in Westwood, NJ. Both physicians have an excellent understanding of workers’ comp and make every effort to assist case managers in addressing all aspects of the claim while attending to all of the clients’ needs with a superior level of expertise, empathy and professionalism. There is also a pain management specialist within the practice, Dr. Jonathan Lester, who can assist clients with their pain management needs as well as perform EMGs and epidural injections. Due to their expertise and positive outcomes as well as the ease in working with the office, I have referred many clients to Comprehensive Spine for treatment and plan to continue to do so in the future.

Thank you to everyone at Comprehensive Spine for being so wonderful.

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