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Our Restorative Spinal Services


Experience relief as CFRS utilizes advanced techniques and equipment to pinpoint the exact cause of your back pain. This precision enables your doctor to offer you personalized and effective treatment options.

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Surgical Treatments

CFRS stands out as the go-to for advanced care in robotic spinal surgery, disc replacement, spinal fusion, and beyond. Trust our esteemed doctors to tackle the most serious cases with expertise.

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Minimally Invasive

CFRS advocates for steering clear of surgery whenever feasible. Dive into the realm of highly effective yet minimally invasive treatments to discover better options for your well-being.

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Spine Medicine

Embrace the mission of CFRS in Shrewsbury – comprehensive care to empower patients toward a pain-free, fulfilling life. If back pain impedes your path, let us be your starting point.

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The Team That Has Your Back

Marc S. Menkowitz, MD

Marc S. Menkowitz, MD

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Courtney Brennan, NP

Steve Paragioudakis, MD, Founder

Steve Paragioudakis, MD, Founder

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Over Eight Years of Excellence Top Doctors, Top-Notch Care

In Shrewsbury, CFRS is the choice for outstanding spinal care, top-notch sports medicine, dependable spinal rehabilitation, and advanced spinal surgery. Awarded the prestigious Jersey Choice TOP DOCTORS accolade by New Jersey Monthly from 2013 to 2023, our commitment to excellence stands strong.

Restoring People Back to Life Patient Testimonials

My surgery with Dr P. was amazing!

Right down to the care I received at Monmouth Medical. My left leg pain is GONE! He fully explained what would occur and knowing ahead of time was comforting. My pain was well managed, and the care I received from the nurses and others at the hospital was 5 star. Dr P’s staff gave clear ins...

– Maryanne R.

Cannot say enough about this group and Dr. Paragioudakis.

He is the most caring, sensitive, information and skilled surgeon I have ever met. Did a lumbar fusion on me when I could no longer work and within a day, my pain was gone! Don't make a decision with other doctors until you consult with Dr. P. and his staff!

– Lola S.

My family and I have been patients of Dr. Marc Menkowitz for many years.

I can't think of a more caring, attentive physician. He and his staff have always have provided us excellent care and I'm happy to recommend his practice.

– Tom K.

I've known Dr. Menkowitz and his team for five years.

I trusted him right from the start because of his caring nature and professional standards. I appreciate how he and the staff take the time to speak with me about my medical issues and most importantly, listen to what I have to say. I received excellent treatment and follow-up and clear informati...

– B. G.

Dr. Menkowitz was kind, compassionate and did an amazing job relieving my back pain.

He got me in quickly so that I could get relief from constant pain. His staff is wonderful. Highly recommend.

– Lisa F.

Doctor Menkowitz was the most amazing surgeon I've ever had.

He made me feel like family before and after my spinal surgery. He has a calming presence and was patient with all of my questions before and after the surgery. Even when I had questions after, I could call him and he would call back despite his busy schedule. He is very knowledgeable and reassur...

– Falguni P.

I am new to the practice, let me say it was most refreshing to be taken care of by a lovely staff.

Dr. Menkowitz is simply amazing he nailed my problems & took the time to speak with me I am truly blessed to have found this wonderful group. Sincerely, Denise Curcio

– Denisr C.

Dr. Menkowitz and his staff are amazing.

He is one of the most caring doctors I've been to and I've been to a lot! He is genuinely concerned about his patients and will do whatever he can to help with the pain. I am so grateful to him and his entire staff.

– Jill S.

They are very knowledgeable and caring in performing their jobs.

All questions are answered in a manner easily understood. They all go above and beyond in helping you with your care.

– Daniel C.

Dr. Marc Menkowitz, Dr. Steve Paragioudakis, and NP Courtney Brennan, my "Dream Team," are an exceptional spinal surgery team.

I battled significant back pain for two decades and underwent various treatments, including chiropractic manipulations, holistic treatments, injections, massage, physical therapy, Spinal disc decompression, and surgeries, but found no relief until the Dream Team's exceptional care. In less than t...

– Kyle S.

Staff is always pleasant, attentive and compassionate.

Very well run office. Dr. Paragiodakis is extremely knowledgeable and listened to all of my concerns. He answered all of my questions and explained in detail all of my options.

– John A.
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CFRS: Shrewsbury Office Opening Hours:

Monday – 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday – 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday – 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday – 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Friday – 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday – Closed
Sunday – Closed

Worker’s Compensation Care Healing Matters: Navigating Spinal Injuries 

CFRS recognizes that spinal injuries are a reality in the workplace, and it's the healing process that counts. You don't have to face the aftermath alone; our committed healthcare team is poised to lead you through the Workers' Compensation journey, offering rapid diagnosis, reliable treatment, and seamless collaboration with your legal team.

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Personal Injury Protection in Shrewsbury, NJ Wholeness Reclaimed

CFRS understands personal injuries can be life-altering, but you deserve to be whole again. Our comprehensive Personal Injury Protection (PIP) services are here to support you through every phase of recovery, from injury evaluation to accessing the gold standard of treatment.

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We Value Lasting Results, Not Temporary Fixes We Can Help Restore Function Where Other Spinal Treatments Failed

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Long Lasting Relief: Revision Spine Surgery

If back pain persists months post-spinal surgery, CFRS' excellent surgeons may provide the lasting relief you've been looking for.

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Manage Your Pain with Radiofrequency Ablation

Reclaim control from chronic pain. Discover how cutting-edge treatments like radiofrequency ablation at CFRS can help you live pain-free without invasive surgery.

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Keep Moving with Pars Fracture Repair

Shrewsbury families, don't let spondylolysis hinder your active teen. At CFRS, our expert surgeons consider non-invasive treatments and surgery to find the optimal solution for your child.

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Globus ExcelsiusPro Revolutionizing Robotic Spine Surgery

Shrewsbury patients, discover the enduring advantages of opting for CFRS' robotic spinal surgery with the Globus ExcelsiusPro over traditional open back surgery. Enjoy smaller incisions, less tissue damage, and quicker recovery. The precision of the Globus system elevates surgery effectiveness, resulting in reduced post-surgery pain and minimal scarring.

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