14 Nov Specialized Care For The Aging Spine
Located at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, Hamilton, RWJBarnabas Health facility excels in treating the unique challenges of the aging spine. Marc J. Levine, MD, “Director of the Orthopedic and Spine Institute at RWJUH Hamilton, Clinical Assistant Professor at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, Department of Orthopedic Surgery.” points out the facility’s integration with the hospital in Hamilton Township, providing easy access to extensive healthcare services. To prevent spine-related issues in older adults, a regime of weight-bearing and stretching exercises is recommended, with particular attention to osteoporosis prevention in women through DEXA scans.
Maintaining correct posture and avoiding risky movements, especially during seasonal activities like gardening and snow shoveling, are key to spinal health. RWJUH Hamilton’s interconnected network of therapists, geriatricians, and physicians ensures comprehensive care, with potential referrals to OSI for specialized evaluations and treatments, including surgical procedures.
OSI’s approach to spine care in seniors is tailored and coordinated, leveraging modern advancements in spine surgery. These advancements include minimally invasive methods, enabling safer, more precise surgeries with faster recovery times. The institute’s expertise lies in combining cutting-edge surgical techniques with holistic patient care.
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