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Welcome to the Center for the Functional Restoration of the Spine, where we offer advanced spinal care solutions like Sacroiliac (SI) joint fusion. Our dedicated team, led by esteemed orthopedic spine specialists Dr. Steve Paragioudakis and Dr. Marc Menkowitz, is committed to enhancing your quality of life through precise and minimally invasive procedures.

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Understanding SI Fusion A Cutting-Edge Approach to Spinal Care

SI Fusion is an innovative procedure designed to address chronic pain and instability stemming from sacroiliac joint dysfunction. This innovative approach provides lasting relief and helps patients regain their mobility and comfort.

The SI Fusion Procedure Step by Step

  • Consultation: Your journey begins with a thorough evaluation by our experienced orthopedic team. We assess your condition and discuss whether SI Fusion is the right solution for you.
  • Anesthesia: Before the procedure, you receive anesthesia to ensure your comfort and minimize discomfort. Your well-being is our top priority.
  • Incision: A small incision is carefully made near the affected sacroiliac joint. This minimally invasive approach reduces scarring and promotes faster healing.
  • Implant Placement: Through this incision, our skilled surgeons place an implant precisely into the joint to stabilize and fuse it.
  • Closure: After the implant is securely in place, the incision is carefully closed. Your surgeon provides detailed post-operative instructions to support your recovery.

The Many Advantages of SI Fusion

Minimally Invasive

SI Fusion requires only a small incision, minimizing scarring and reducing the risk of complications.

Stability Reestablished

By stabilizing the sacroiliac joint, this procedure provides relief from pain and restores proper alignment.

Faster Recovery

Patients often experience a quicker return to their daily activities due to the minimally invasive nature of SI Fusion.

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Symptoms of Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction

Sacroiliac joint dysfunction can manifest in various ways, with symptoms often mistaken for other conditions. Diagnosis and treatment of this painful condition should be led by an experience orthopedic expert like those at the Center for the Functional Restoration of the Spine. 

  • Patients commonly experience lower back pain, which may radiate to the buttocks, thighs, or groin. 
  • This discomfort typically worsens with prolonged sitting, standing, or climbing stairs. 
  • Sacroiliac joint dysfunction can also lead to stiffness, particularly in the morning, and a sensation of leg instability. 
  • In severe cases, patients may notice pain during activities like walking or even when transitioning from sitting to standing. 

These symptoms, often debilitating, underscore the importance of timely diagnosis and appropriate intervention to restore your comfort and mobility.

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Consider the Center for the Functional Restoration of the Spine for all Your Orthopedic Treatment Needs

Our practice is led by esteemed orthopedic spine specialists, Dr. Steve Paragioudakis and Dr. Marc Menkowitz. With decades of experience and the dedication to remain on the cutting edge of spinal care advancements, our team offers patients the highest standard of treatment options. We specialize in SI Fusion among other advanced techniques, but our expertise extends to various spinal conditions, including:

  • Herniated Discs
  • Bulging Discs
  • Scoliosis
  • Strains and Sprains
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Vertebral Compression Fractures
  • Facet Joint Syndrome
  • Kyphosis
  • Sciatica
  • Spondylosis
  • Sports Injuries
  • Injuries from Work Accidents
  • And more

Our patient-centered approach ensures that your unique needs are met with precision and care. We prioritize minimally invasive techniques to provide you with faster recovery times with effective relief.

Our Goal: Total Rehabilitation

The chronic pain and instability related to sacroiliac joint dysfunction can seriously disrupt your life. SI Fusion could be the solution you've been searching for. Contact us at the Center for the Functional Restoration of the Spine or schedule an appointment online for a consultation. We offer the New Jersey community concierge-level service and comprehensive spinal care, and we are in-network for Horizon Insurance.

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Experience the Difference

We know each patient is different, and our personalized approach to your care takes this into account. Whether you're seeking relief from sacroiliac joint pain or other spinal issues due to regular wear and tear, sports injuries, or workplace accidents, we're here to offer expert diagnosis and tailored care.

Rediscover your life free from pain and discomfort.

Contact us today to schedule a consultation with our experienced orthopedic team. Embrace better health through SI Fusion and comprehensive spinal care.

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