While most people think of neurosurgeons as doctors who perform surgery on the brain, the truth of the matter is that neurosurgeons also diagnose and treat a wide range of conditions related to the nervous system, including your spine.

Dr. Banko Skovrlj, a board-certified neurosurgeon at NU-Spine in Woodbridge, New Jersey, is one of the few neurosurgeons in America who focuses solely on treating spinal injuries, diseases, and abnormalities.

As a world-renowned spine surgeon, Dr. Skovrlj has the training, experience, and skills to handle a wide variety of spine surgeries, including some of the most advanced, minimally-invasive spine procedures.

So, when exactly should you make an appointment to see a neurosurgeon such as Dr. Skovrlj?

Neurosurgeons often help patients with treatment when other doctors, such as a primary care practitioner or physical therapist haven't been able to. In most cases, neurosurgery is recommended only after conservative treatments have failed to provide desired results. If the condition or injury is serious enough to require immediate attention, only then will neurosurgery be the first course of action.

Here's a list of just some of the conditions that may require the care of a neurosurgeon:

  • Herniated disc
  • Spinal tumor
  • Scoliosis
  • Neck or back pain that doesn't respond to other treatments
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Nerve injuries or disorders

Take the first step in your journey toward a pain-free life with NU-Spine.

With several convenient locations throughout New Jersey, NU-Spine spinal surgery serves all of the Garden State and beyond, so contact them today at (732)-640-8203 or visit them online at nu-spine.com to schedule an appointment.

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