Our specialty-trained, board-certified spine doctors at our Spine Center of Excellence at Tri-County Orthopedics are recognized and respected experts in the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of spine injuries and conditions.

Spine pain can occur in the upper, middle, or lower area of the back. From herniated or bulging discs to degenerative diseases, there can be several reasons or causes for spine pain. Treatments for spine pain can vary, from physical therapy and pain management to physical medicine and rehabilitation and minimally invasive surgeries.

Patients who suffer from spine or back pain may visit their primary care physician's office, though a referral is often made to an orthopedic or spine surgeon, who is a medical doctor trained to treat injuries and conditions of the bones, joints, muscles, tendons, and ligaments of the entire body, or a pain management specialist or physiatrist. Specialists who undergo additional specialized training for the spine through a fellowship are often referred to as a back or spine specialist and are considered experts in treating spine injuries and conditions.

If you're suffering from spine pain, it may be time to visit a spine doctor at Tri-County Orthopedics.

When to Seek Spine Care

Our specialists understand that proper diagnosis is paramount in determining the most effective plan to treat your individual injury or condition. Request an appointment online, or call (973) 538-2334 to consult with a spine specialist if you are suffering from any of the following symptoms in the spine:

  • Intense pain, especially at night
  • Leg numbness, tingling, or a pins-and-needles sensation
  • Loss of bladder/bowel control
  • Pain following trauma, such as a fall
  • Persistent aching or stiffness along the spine
  • Radiating pain downward from the back into the buttock, thigh, calf, or toes
  • Sharp, localized spine pain, especially after activity

Common spine conditions and injuries that result in the symptoms above include: 

  • Cervical or lumbar pain
  • Chronic pain
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Fractures
  • Herniated discs
  • Nerve injuries
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Sciatica pain
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal disorders
  • Spinal injuries
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains or strains

Your World-Class Team and Hometown Choice for Back, Neck & Spine Care

At Tri-County Orthopedics—the most preferred, recognized, and awarded orthopedic practice in the region—you're in the care of exceptional, specialty-trained orthopedic doctors, surgeons, and staff. Our specialty-trained spine doctors at our Spine Center are recognized and respected experts in the diagnosis and treatment of spine problems—from complex injuries to simple ailments.

Together, our spine doctors and staff take a team approach to assess, diagnose, and treat our spine patients. With their training, including advanced fellowships in pain management and physical medicine and rehabilitation, Dr. Jennifer Gyi and Dr. Ian Wendel have the experience and skill to treat a wide range of injuries and conditions with both pain management treatments and conservative nonsurgical treatments if necessary. To learn more about our Spine Center of Excellence at Tri-County Orthopedics and its renowned doctors, we invite you to review our patient education resources, view our Athlete and Parent’s Online Guide to Sports Medicine on our Web site, or use the quick links below. 

When you're ready to discuss your spine issue and your individual treatment options with one of our spine doctors at Tri-County Orthopedics, you can use our MyChoice resource to help select the right spine specialist for you and make an appointment online or call (973) 538-2334. We have convenient locations in Cedar Knolls, Bedminster, Livingston, and Sparta

If your injury or symptoms can't wait for an appointment, please visit our Walk-In Clinic in Cedar Knolls. Click here to check the hours and availability.