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The Spine Hospital at The Neurological Institute of New York is dedicated to the evaluation and treatment of patients suffering from disorders of the spine and spinal cord. Our team of clinical professionals responds to individual patient needs by providing innovative non-operative & operative treatments.

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Pain Control for Kids After Neurosurgery: What Families Should Know

May. 2, 2019

Pediatric neurosurgeon Dr. Neil Feldstein knows patients and their families have a lot of concerns when it comes to pediatric neurosurgery. Some of those concerns are about discomfort or pain after the surgery.

Postoperative pain is something Dr. Feldstein and the doctors at Columbia Neurosurgery have been addressing for some time. And it’s not just them—the topic is getting more widespread attention these days. Recent articles in The New York Times addressed both pediatric postoperative pain and the role of opioids in managing pediatric pain.

In many hospitals these days, pediatric postsurgical pain is getting the attention it should. Dr. Feldstein and the team at Columbia Neurosurgery have a specific approach for managing postoperative pain in children that reduces the use of opioids.

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Learn more about Dr. Feldstein on his bio page here.

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Evan Johnson on Fear-Avoidance Behavior: The Vicious Cycle of Pain That Creates Pain

Apr. 24, 2019

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The Making of a Spine P.T.: The Busy Life of Dr. Rami Said

Apr. 17, 2019

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Onward and Upward: Dr. Kaiser’s Patient Tommy

Dec. 19, 2018

March 20th, 2018 on Giant Mountain in the Adirondacks
Tommy happy to be on the mountain again after surgery.

“I used to run 50K races—then I couldn’t walk 200 feet,” says Tommy Javenes, who estimates that he was functioning at maybe 3 or 4 percent of his previous physical capacity when he first met neurosurgeon Dr. Michael Kaiser, Associate Director of The Spine Hospital at the Neurological Institute of New York.

Just two months earlier, Tommy had been an avid hiker and skier in peak physical condition. Then, one summer night, he took a fall while descending Anthony’s Nose, a mountain in New York’s Lower Hudson Valley. The fall injured his neck, spinal cord and nerve roots (nerves that exit the spinal cord to branch out to the rest of the body).

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Dr. McCormick Helps a Young Diver Get Back to His Sport

Nov. 22, 2018

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Three Surgeries, One Happy Family

Oct. 11, 2018

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