Conditions and Diagnosis

Diagnosing Your Condition

Diagnosing the exact cause of your back pain demands great expertise because there are so many possibilities. For example, your pain could be caused by an injury to the joints, the discs, the ligaments or the muscles—or a combination of these structures. That’s why the Spine Institute’s highly trained doctors focus exclusively on care of the spine. In addition, the Institute uses the most technologically advanced equipment to pinpoint the exact cause of your back pain.

When you seek medical help for back pain, the physician first takes a complete history. This history includes your general medical condition and your individual lifestyle. Specific, spine-related issues of concern include your symptoms, their onset and progression, the location and severity of the pain, what home treatments you have used, what kind of work you do, etc. A complete physical exam follows. After the history and physical, the doctor will typically order one of more of the following diagnostic tests to precisely identify the cause of your back pain.

Doctors at the Spine Institute of New York diagnose and treat the wide variety of spine conditions and injuries that may cause you pain or other symptoms. Although spine conditions vary greatly in severity, only 5 to 10% of all cases require surgery. Since symptoms of various spinal conditions and injuries may overlap, however, diagnosing the specific cause of back pain requires careful examination. Spine Institute of New York offers both state-of-the-art diagnostic facilities and a knowledgeable and experienced team of orthopedists. At the Spine Institute, you can be sure that your condition will be correctly diagnosed–a crucial first step in receiving proper treatment and care.


  • Conditions

    Conditions

  • Diagnostic Tests

    Diagnostic Tests

  • Spine Anatomy

    Spine Anatomy

  • Conditions

    Conditions

    Learn about a variety of spine conditions and injuries that may cause you pain or other symptoms. These are conditions that the doctors at the Spine Institute of New York diagnose and treat regularly. Although spine conditions vary greatly in severity, only 5 to 10% of all cases require surgery.

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  • Diagnostic Tests

    Diagnostic Tests

    Symptoms of various spinal conditions and injuries may overlap, so diagnosing the specific cause of back pain requires careful examination. Spine Institute of New York offers both state-of-the-art diagnostic facilities and a knowledgeable and experienced team of orthopedists. At the Spine Institute, you can be sure that your condition will be correctly diagnosed — a crucial first step in receiving proper treatment and care.

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  • Spine Anatomy

    Spine Anatomy

    The spinal column is the body’s main support structure. Its thirty-three bones, called vertebrae, are divided into five regions: cervical, thoracic,lumbar, sacral and coccygeal

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Contact Our Office

Beth Israel Medical Center
10 Union Square East | Suite 5P
New York, NY 10003

Phone: (212) 844-8680
Fax: (212) 844-8681

Office Hours

Office Open:
Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm

Telephones are answered:
Monday-Friday, 9am-4pm
*Excluding holidays

Patient Education

Watch our patient education videos to learn more about spinal conditions and procedures.

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