Why is the spine important?

Your spine is a vital part of your body, housing hundreds of nerves and helping the body to perform each and every movement. When the spine is injured, it can cause serious repercussions, including nerve damage, degenerative diseases, and paralysis. Less severe spine problems can include soreness in the back, disc herniation, or sciatica, which lead to chronic back pain. This is often the result of poor technique when participating in sports or due to a traumatic sports injury. In many cases of spinal damage or back pain, a spine doctor is needed to help recover and alleviate discomfort.

Performance Health is the home to many expert spine specialists. Learn more about spine care below, or schedule an appointment with our board-certified spine doctors today.

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When should I see a spine specialist?

Caring for your spine doesn’t end at home. Spine health doctors can assist you in caring for your spine when you are suffering from a spinal injury or to help you maintain your spinal health.

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How do I know if I have good spinal health?

  • A large indicator of your spinal health is how you feel day-to-day. If you have pain, tingling, or a lowered range of motion in the spinal area, it is important to consult with a certified physician. At the Performance & Health Institute, we offer comprehensive evaluations to determine your overall health as well as spinal health. This includes a corrective movement screening, an advanced test that can determine whether you are using proper form and function during movements.
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Depending on the type of spinal injury you are suffering from, your spinal surgery will vary. In many cases, our spinal surgeons can offer minimally invasive options for treating spinal conditions, as well as the full range of physical therapy and exercise therapy programs following your procedure. We offer personalized treatment options for a variety of spine conditions, with our number one goal being to help you return to your active, healthy lifestyle.


  • Spine surgery can be used to treat the following neck and back conditions when conservative options fail or in severe cases:
    • Slipped disc
    • Herniated disc
    • Bulging disc
    • Scoliosis
    • Spinal trauma
    • Spinal compression
    • Spinal fractures

What are the advantages of visiting Performance Health for spine surgery?

Choosing to entrust our experienced physicians at Performance Health with your spinal care and spinal surgery can result in the following benefits:

  • Improved range of motion in back
  • Return to sports and activities as quickly as possible
  • Access to physical therapy and other recovery programs
  • Minimally invasive procedures used when possible
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If you have suffered a neck or back injury and believe you may be a candidate for spine surgery, schedule an evaluation at Performance Health. Our physicians are experts in spinal care and can help you get back to performance-level health. Call our Long Island office at 516-654-8122, or fill out the form on this page to request an appointment now.

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