Back and Neck Pain Program

The Back and Neck Pain Program at Och Spine at NewYork-Presbyterian at the Weill Cornell Medicine Center for Comprehensive Spine Care takes a multidisciplinary approach to treating conditions of the spine. Co-directed by Dr. Roger Härtl, Dr. Neel Mehta, and Dr. Jaspal Singh, the program is dedicated to identifying, diagnosing and treating the source of pain. This includes a thorough evaluation of the case, selecting the best treatment options, and utilizing the most advanced technology. The spine team takes a conservative approach to spine problems, and only recommends surgery for the most acute, treatment-resistant cases. When surgery is required, the most cutting-edge, minimally invasive techniques are used, often including computerized stereotactic image-guided surgery. The spine team is committed to a personalized approach of the highest quality patient care in a compassionate environment.

The Back and Neck Pain Program brings together a team of experts that offer the very best of non-operative and minimally invasive surgical treatment for patients diagnosed with conditions of the neck and back. Those in need of treatment receive input from a broad team of specialists from a variety of disciplines:

CBT for Pain
Pain is a complex phenomenon, with chemical, physiological, and psychological elements. Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is the treatment of choice to treat the psychological aspect of pain.

 

Weill Cornell Neurological Surgery is now offering a weekly cognitive behavioral and support psychotherapy group for those suffering from pain, providing support and emotional coping strategies for dealing with the psychological elements of pain. Group sessions allow you to help yourself while supporting others.

The group is led by Amanda Sacks-Zimmerman, Ph.D., ABPP-CN, a board-certified clinical neuropsychologist and faculty member of Weill Cornell Medicine Neurological Surgery. For more information, call 212-746-3356.

  • Spinal Neurosurgery
  • Neurology
  • Physiatry
  • Pain Management
  • Physical Therapy
  • Radiosurgery
  • Interventional Neuroradiology


The team safely performs advanced procedures aimed at repairing the condition, optimizing functional capacity, and ultimately restoring mobility and ability to perform daily activities free of pain.

For more information about the Back and Neck Pain Program, please contact us at 888-WC-BACKS or (888) 922-2257

 

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Our Care Team

  • Hansen-MacDonald Professor of Neurological Surgery
  • Director of Spinal Surgery
Phone: 212-746-2152
  • Assistant Professor of Radiology in Neurological Surgery (Manhattan and Queens)
Phone: 212-746-2821 (Manhattan) or 718-303-3739 (Queens)
  • Professor of Neurological Surgery, Spinal Surgery
  • Co-Director, Spinal Deformity and Scoliosis Program
  • Director, Spinal Trauma/Adult and Pediatric Spinal Surgery
Phone: 212-746-2260
  • Assistant Professor, Neurosurgery 
Phone: (888) 922-2257
  • Assistant Professor of Neurological Surgery, Spine Surgery
Phone: 718-670-1837 (Queens) / 888-922-2257 (Manhattan)
  • Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery in Neurological Surgery
  • Director, Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Phone: 212-746-1164
  • Clinical Neuropsychologist
  • Associate Professor of Neuropsychology in Neurological Surgery
Phone: 212-746-3356
  • Clinical Associate Professor of Neurosurgery
  • Attending Neurosurgeon
Phone: 888-922-2257
  • Assistant Professor of Neurological Surgery
Phone: 646-962-3388
  • Nurse Practitioner
Phone: 212-746-2152
  • Registered Nurse
Phone: 212-746-1164
  • Nurse Practitioner
Phone: 646-962-5115
  • Registered Nurse
Phone: 212-746-1164
  • Nurse Practitioner
Phone: 212-746-2260
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