Spine Center | The Orthopedic Institute of New Jersey

A Spine Center physician reviews an X-ray.

The spine, which forms the base for the rest of our skeletal system, is a semi-rigid structure consisting of 33 vertebrae (block-like series of bones) that are connected together by spinal discs, ligaments, joints and muscles.

The structure is broken down into five sections:

  • Cervical (neck)

  • Thoracic (chest)

  • Lumbar (low back)

  • Sacrum

  • Coccyx (tailbone)

Our Approach

The Spine Center of The Orthopedic Institute of New Jersey provides comprehensive care for patients with a wide spectrum of spinal complaints. Our experienced team of physicians will take the time to evaluate you and make optimal treatment recommendations. Treatment options consist of initiating conservative measures whenever possible and making surgical recommendations only as needed.

We respect your time and make every effort to ensure you are seen promptly, keeping in mind your individual circumstances. We understand that every patient has unique goals and we help you to achieve them. By collaborating together, our spine center works with you to improve your pain and function abilities.

What We Offer

The Spine Center of The Orthopedic Institute of New Jersey treats and performs a variety of conditions and services to fit your individual needs.

Conditions We Treat

Services We Provide

  • Botox®

  • Disc replacement

  • Peripheral nerve injections

  • Sympathetic nerve blocks

  • Transforaminal/translaminar epidurals
  • Trigger point injections

Meet our Specialists

KossDr. Behnam Salari

Orthopedic Physician

Dr. Behnam Salari is the orthopedic surgeon with the Spine Center at The Orthopedic Institute of New Jersey and is known for his clinical and surgical skills involving the spine as well as his commitment to patients.

tejaDr. Michael S. Gutkin

Physiatrist

Dr. Michael S. Gutkin is a partner and a physiatrist with interventional training performing pain management services at The Orthopedic Institute of New Jersey and is dual board certified by the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation in sports medicine as well as physical medicine and rehabilitation.

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Physiatrist

Dr. Christopher Castro is a physiatrist with interventional training performing pain management services for The Orthopedic Institute of New Jersey and is board certified by the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.

View Our Other Specialties

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At The Orthopedic Institute of New Jersey, our team of licensed and certified physical therapists and athletic trainers work with our dedicated physicians using the latest techniques to help our patients restore motion and function as quickly and efficiently as possible.

More Information

To learn more about our comprehensive services, contact us, or to make an appointment with one of our specialists, fill out the appointment form to the right.

The Orthopedic Institute of New Jersey is a premier multi-disciplinary center offering complete orthopedic care, rehabilitation and pain management services to patients of all ages and activity levels using a customized treatment plan to fit individual needs.

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