Welcome To Woodbury Spine
We believe in a complete approach to spinal care that is based on a thorough evaluation and trial of non-operative treatment before more invasive therapies such as injections or surgery.
Extensive Treatment Options
Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Unparalleled Patient Dedication
Lumbar and cervical discography – A contrast dye injection under fluoroscopic control into the discs followed by axial CT imaging to precisely diagnose disc disorders.
Diagnostic lumbar facet joint and spinal nerve blocks – To diagnose and treat low back pain caused by facet joint syndrome and spinal dorsal ramus syndrome. Patients can experience unilateral low back pain with this syndrome.
Diagnostic nerve root sleeve blocks in the lumbar, thoracic and cervical spine – To identify and treat specific nerves responsible for radicular pain. This test also aids surgical planning in cases that require only specific areas of decompression to solve a patient’s pain or radiculopathy.
Percutaneous disc and vertebral biopsies – To diagnose cancer or infection.
Epidural steroid injections – In the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine using fluoroscopic control for precise needle placement to ensure accurate delivery of the corticosteroid medication.
Transforaminal steroid injections – For treatment of specific cervical, thoracic and lumbar radiculopathies (radiating pain from those areas).
Facet joint injections or spinal nerve blocks – In the cervical, thoracic, and lumbar regions for pain relief especially in elderly arthritic patients who are not good surgical candidates.
Vertebroplasty with bone cement – A procedure to percutaneously inject bone cement into fractured vertebrae to stop pain and prevent further bone collapse in patients with compression fractures.
Sacroiliac joint injections – To treat painful SI joint pathology which causes unilateral, or one-sided, back pain.
Spinal cord stimulation trial and implantation – For intractable nerve pain, failed back pain syndrome and headache. New non-paraesthesia (no tingling) stimulators including Nevro HF10™ and St. Jude BurstDR™
Joint, tendon and bursa injections – For osteoarthritis, tendonitis, and bursitis.
Coccyx injection – To treat chronic coccyx pain or coccydynia.
Kyphoplasty procedure – Percutaneous techniques to restore vertebral height after a compression fracture. These techniques are designed to help prevent the progressive deformity that occurs when multiple compression fractures are left untreated in osteoporotic patients.
Radiofrequency lesioning of dorsal spinal rami – A percutaneous technique to destroy pain-producing spinal sensory nerves called spinal rami adjacent to the facet joints. These nerves are frequently responsible for causing unilateral low back pain called facet joint syndrome.
Percutaneous endoscopic disc surgery – To remove lumbar disc herniations through a small tube under endoscopic monitoring.
Percutaneous lumbar facet cyst aspiration – A needle procedure to drain a cyst extending from a facet or joint in the back to relieve spinal nerve compression and pain.
Percutaneous spinal fusion – Using minimally invasive surgery, the surgeon can correct instability, restore disc height or provide additional support where needed in the spine.
Artificial disc replacement surgery – To replace degenerated or damaged discs in the lumbar and cervical spine. This advanced technique preserves spinal motion while relieving pain.
Open laminotomies and discectomies – A surgical procedure to relieve nerve compression in the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine causing pain or weakness, i.e. drop foot.
Decompressive extensive laminectomies – In the cervical and lumbar spine for cervical and lumbar stenosis respectively, to relieve neural compression at multiple levels.
Anterior cervical discectomy and fusion – For disc herniations and radiculopathy causing severe radiating arm pain.
Posterior cervical laminectomy and fusion – To relieve spinal cord compression causing gait dysfunction.
Posterior cervical laminoplasty – To enlarge spinal canal to relieve spinal cord compression without spinal fusion.
Multilevel anterior vertebrectomies and fusion with instrumentation – In the cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine for anterior spinal cord compression and deformity correction.
Decompressive laminectomies with posterior instrumented fusions – In the cervical and lumbar spine for cervical and lumbar stenosis with deformity and/or instability.
Combined anterior/posterior approaches – To treat back pain with a fusion using appropriate instrumentation, including structural implants, pedicle screws, and various anterior and posterior plate and rod constructs. These represent the latest techniques and approaches to treat back pain and minimize recovery times.
Complex revision spinal surgeries – Many patients have been referred to Dr. O’Brien after multiple previously failed spine surgeries.
Adult spinal deformity surgeries – We use Medicrea UnID™ patient-specific customized rods to achieve the most accurate correction of adult scoliosis. These surgeries often involve spinal osteotomies (bone carpentry) to correct fixed spinal deformities and restore normal spinal alignment. The Medicrea custom spinal rods are manufactured in Lyon, France to our specifications based on computer modeling using our patient’s digital x-rays. This allows us to avoid guesswork in the operating room and achieve precise deformity corrections.
Follow the link below to learn more about the cutting-edge Firefly technology used by Dr. O’Brian to offer advanced 3D spine modeling to optimize spinal hardware placement.
Dr. O’Brien is pleased to announce that he is using UNiD Personalized Spinal Implants, a spine implant custom made to fit a patient’s unique spinal curvature.
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Meet Our Team
Chris Hennessey, PA-C
Evan D. O'Brien, M.D.
Nicholas Kaffl, PA-C
Woodbury Spine Patient Testimonials
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Woodbury Spine helped me get my life back…. I don’t have my daily back pain anymore. I highly recommended Woodbury Spine!
Dr. O’Brien and his staff are wonderful! They ALL take the time to make sure all of your questions are addressed before you leave the office.
Amazing staff! Very personable and friendly. They make sure all questions are answered and you are satisfied. I’m glad I chose Woodbury Spine!!