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We Are the New Jersey Experts In:

  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery: When non-surgical treatments can't relieve your back or neck pain, you might need to consider surgery. If you're looking at surgical options, experienced surgeons Steve Paragioudakis, MD, and Marc Menkowitz, MD at the Center for the Functional Restoration of the Spine can help you make the right choice.
  • Robotic Spine Surgery: Robotic spine surgery reduces complications during surgery and ensures precise placement of hardware. As a result, your procedure is safer, and your recovery faster. Our doctors combine their surgical skill with the accuracy of a robotic system to perform surgeries that repair spinal conditions and alleviate your pain.
  • Revision Spine Surgery: When you still have back pain after surgery to treat the underlying problem, you may need revision spine surgery. At the Center for the Functional Restoration of the Spine, your healthcare team can help you find the revision procedures to relieve your pain and restore mobility.

Many Painful Complaints, One Reliable Source for Relief

In Edison, Toms River, and Shrewsbury, you can rely on your Center for the Functional Restoration of the Spine team to provide diagnosis and effective treatment for the following orthopedic issues and others. Click the links below to learn more about these ailments. To find out more about how to leave neck, back, and other orthopedic pain behind, call our offices or schedule your appointment online.

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The Right Treatment Gets Relief

Identifying the source of your back pain requires a professional with experience to weigh all the variables and arrive at the exact diagnosis. Back pain can be caused by injury to the joints, ligaments, discs or muscles and can be a result of a combination of these structures.  Our highly trained doctors have the experience and attention to detail to treat your condition and promote the functional restoration of the spine. The Center for the Functional Restoration of the Spine takes advantage of advanced technology and equipment to pinpoint the exact cause of your back pain and provide you with a custom treatment plan and options.

Starting Your Journey Toward Healing

Initial visits seek to get a comprehensive snapshot of your health and spinal history. This information will include general medical condition as well as variables that are specific to your individual lifestyle or occupation. Spinal health issues of interest include the onset and progression of symptoms, the location and severity of the pain and what treatments you may have previously used. This background information lays the foundation for your treatment and is typically followed by a complete physical exam. After the gathering of your history, information and physical, the doctor will often order one or more diagnostic tests to pinpoint the source and cause of your back pain.

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Get to Know Your Custom Treatment Plan

Doctors at the Center for the Functional Restoration of the Spine diagnose and treat a wide variety of spine and orthopedic injuries/conditions that may be causing you pain. Spine conditions can vary greatly in severity with only a small percentage require surgery. Being that symptoms of various spinal conditions and injuries may overlap, diagnosing the specific cause of back pain requires careful examination by an expert. 

The Center for the Functional Restoration of the Spine offers state-of-the-art diagnostic facilities coupled with an experienced and caring team of professionals. We strive to properly identify the cause of your pain and condition in a timely-fashion and create the proper treatment care plan to put you on the path to recovery and restoration of spinal functionality.

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Our Mission

Our unwavering commitment is the meticulous diagnosis and treatment of spinal conditions. Whether they manifest as congenital, chronic, or acute challenges, we dedicate ourselves to providing precise care. Our sphere of expertise encompasses a vast array of back-related concerns, spanning from the discomfort of strains and sprains in the back and neck to the intricate complexities of conditions such as herniated discs, scoliosis, degenerative disc ailments, and stenosis. We’re here to help you find relief.

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Failed Back Surgery

Failed Back Surgery

Many patients find themselves grappling with disappointment and persistent pain after undergoing back surgery, as the promises of relief turn into a frustrating reality of failed outcomes. Despite the initial hopes for improvement, they face the daunting challenge of navigating life post-surgery with unresolved issues and lingering discomfort.

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Compression Fracture

Compression Fracture

Spinal compression fractures occur when the vertebrae in the spine collapse or break due to weakened bones, often seen in conditions like osteoporosis. This can result in significant pain and limited mobility for individuals affected, but CFRS is here to help.

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Degenerative Disc

Degenerative Disc

Degenerative disc disease is when the intervertebral discs in the spine undergo wear and tear over time, leading to pain and discomfort. As the discs lose their cushioning ability, you might experience stiffness, reduced flexibility, and pain.

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Back Pain

Back Pain

Chronic back pain can be debilitating, affecting daily life and productivity. The Center for the Functional Restoration of the Spine specializes in comprehensive solutions, offering personalized treatment plans to address the root causes of back pain and improve overall spinal function.

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Herniated Disc

Herniated Disc

Suffering from a herniated disc can result in shooting pain, tingling, or weakness in the affected area. The Center for the Functional Restoration of the Spine employs a multidisciplinary approach, combining physical therapy, pain management, and minimally invasive procedures to alleviate symptoms and restore spinal function.

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Neck Pain

Neck Pain

Neck pain is a common complaint with various origins. The Center for the Functional Restoration of the Spine takes a holistic approach to neck pain, offering individualized care plans that integrate non-invasive therapies to relieve discomfort.

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Scoliosis

Scoliosis

Scoliosis is a medical condition characterized by an abnormal curvature of the spine, often diagnosed during adolescence. The Center for the Functional Restoration of the Spine specializes in providing comprehensive care and innovative treatments to manage and correct scoliosis, aiming to improve patients' spinal health.

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Sciatica

Sciatica

With a team of experienced spine specialists, the Center for the Functional Restoration of the Spine is dedicated to providing individualized care, helping patients regain mobility and improve their quality of life despite the challenges posed by sciatica.

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Kyphosis

Kyphosis

People suffering from kyphosis often experience back pain, stiffness, and a noticeable change in posture. The Center for the Functional Restoration of the Spine offers personalized treatment plans to improve spinal alignment and enhance overall function. We're committed to advancing research in spinal health, continuously seeking innovative approaches to kyphosis treatment.

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Spondylolisthesis

Spondylolisthesis

Spondylolisthesis, a condition where a vertebra slips forward over the one below it, can be a challenging experience, often causing discomfort and limiting mobility. Living with spondylolisthesis can be challenging, but CFRS aims to provide compassionate care and effective interventions to enhance your quality of life.

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Spinal Infections

Spinal Infections

Spinal infections, often caused by bacteria or fungi, can lead to severe back pain and neurological deficits. CFRS utilizes state-of-the-art diagnostic tools and therapeutic techniques to address these issues, offering patients a chance at a healthier and pain-free life.

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Spinal Tumors

Spinal Tumors

Spinal tumors, abnormal growths within the spine, can lead to severe pain, neurological deficits, and impaired mobility. Early detection and intervention are crucial for effective treatment. The Center for the Functional Restoration of the Spine specializes in comprehensive care, employing advanced diagnostic techniques and personalized treatment plans to address spinal tumors and enhance patients' quality of life.

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Facet Joint Syndrome

Facet Joint Syndrome

If you're experiencing persistent back pain and limited mobility due to facet joint syndrome, the Center for the Functional Restoration of the Spine offers cutting-edge therapies such as facet joint injections and physical rehabilitation to alleviate discomfort and improve function.

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Spinal Stenosis

Spinal Stenosis

Spinal stenosis often hinders daily activities and can lead to a decreased quality of life. The Center for the Functional Restoration of the Spine experts employ state-of-the-art treatments, including minimally invasive surgical options, to effectively manage spinal stenosis and help patients regain their mobility and comfort.

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Pars Fracture

Pars Fracture

Spondylolysis is a stress fracture that occurs in the posterior of the spine; those with the condition may experience back pain or leg pain, or no symptoms at all.

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Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is a medical condition characterized by weakened bones, making them more prone to fractures. The Center for the Functional Restoration of the Spine specializes in comprehensive care for osteoporosis patients, offering personalized treatment plans to strengthen bones and improve overall spinal health.

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Sports Injuries

Sports Injuries

Sports injuries can take a toll on an athlete's spine, causing pain and limited mobility. The Center for the Functional Restoration of the Spine specializes in comprehensive treatments, offering advanced therapies and rehabilitation to athletes suffering from spinal injuries, ensuring a swift and effective recovery.

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