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Our Restorative Spinal Services


Unlock the source of your back pain with CFRS in Toms River. Our cutting-edge techniques and state-of-the-art equipment precisely identify the root cause, empowering your doctor to present you with optimal treatment options.

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Surgical Treatments

Turn to CFRS for the highest level of care in robotic spinal surgery, disc replacement, spinal fusion, and more – where New Jersey's leading experts bring precision to the most serious cases.

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Minimally Invasive

Opt for alternatives to surgery in Toms River whenever possible. Explore highly effective yet minimally invasive treatments with CFRS to avoid unnecessary pain and long recovery times.

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Spine Medicine

At CFRS, our mission is to offer comprehensive care, guiding patients toward a pain-free and fulfilling life. If back pain hinders your progress, begin your journey with us.

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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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Recognition of Top Doctors and Top Care for Over Eight Years

Toms River residents trust CFRS for exceptional spinal care, top-quality sports medicine, reliable spinal rehabilitation, and cutting-edge spinal surgery. Recognized by New Jersey Monthly with the Jersey Choice TOP DOCTORS award in multiple years, our commitment to the highest caliber of care shines through.

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: Toms River Office Opening Hours:

Monday – Closed
Tuesday – Closed
Wednesday – Closed
Thursday – 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday – Closed
Saturday – Closed
Sunday – Closed

Worker’s Compensation Care Spinal Injuries Happen, It’s How We Heal That Matters

When it comes to workplace injuries, CFRS understands that spinal injuries happen – it's how we heal that matters. Don't bear the burden alone; our dedicated healthcare team is here to guide you through the Workers' Compensation process, providing exceptional medical assistance and unwavering support at every step.

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Personal Injury Protection Care You Deserve to Be Whole Again

CFRS believes you deserve to be whole again after a personal injury. Our Personal Injury Protection (PIP) services are designed to guide you through recovery, from evaluation to accessing top-tier treatment and support.

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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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Relieve Persistent Back Pain with Revision Spine Surgery

If persistent back pain lingers months after spinal surgery, CFRS' exceptional surgeons may offer the lasting relief you seek.

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Radiofrequency Ablation for Pain Management in Toms River

Take charge against chronic pain. Explore cutting-edge treatments like radiofrequency ablation at CFRS, offering freedom from pain without invasive surgery.

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Stay Active with Pars Fracture Repair

Toms River parents, worry not about spondylolysis slowing down your active teen. Our expert surgeons at CFRS explore both non-invasive treatments and surgery to determine the best solution for your child.

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Globus ExcelsiusProThe Future of Robotic Spine Surgery

For patients in Toms River, embrace lasting benefits with CFRS by choosing robotic spinal surgery using the Globus ExcelsiusPro. Experience smaller incisions, reduced tissue damage, and quicker recovery times. The precision of the Globus system enhances surgery effectiveness, leading to less pain and minimal scarring reported by our satisfied patients.

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