Dr. Alexandre De Moura

Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Manhattan, NY
33 years experience male

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Manhattan, NY

Address

521 Park Avenue, Manhattan, NY
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About

Bio

Dr. de Moura is a clinical assistant professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the NYU school of medicine. He is the director of the New York Spine Institute located on Long Island with offices in Queens and Manhattan. The New York Spine Institute is the most comprehensive neck and back facility on Long Island affiliated with NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases.

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Orthopedic Spine Surgery

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

184 Answers
25 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A member asked:
Dr. Alexandre De Moura
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 33 years experience
Varies: Treatment options very. I would first recommend conservative treatment. This may include physical therapy along with anti-inflammatory medications. Ep... Read More
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A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alexandre De Moura
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 33 years experience
6-8 weeks: Most probably you have had these herniations for a long time...You just got an MRI and now see a bunch of herniations....Try physical therapy, medicat... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alexandre De Moura
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 33 years experience
Yes and no: You need to be seen by an orthopaedic spine specialist. The l5/s1 does not affect your arms but it can affect your legs. You will requires x-rays and ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Alexandre De Moura
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 33 years experience
Who to see!!: I disagree with dr. Greenly as to what specialty of spinal specialist a patient should see. If you have a cranial based medical issue or a spinal cord... Read More
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alexandre De Moura
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 33 years experience
No: Should not be a problem now or in the future.
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alexandre De Moura
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 33 years experience
Different: Kidney pain is usually extremely sharp. Back pain is usually more global. The kidney pain is usually more localized and usually behind under the rib c... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alexandre De Moura
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 33 years experience
Irritation: If the nerve roots are under pressure from a disc herniation or tightness from the spinal canal itself ( i.E stenosis), the nerve roots will be compre... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alexandre De Moura
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 33 years experience
Yes And No: Inversion therapy may help you. However this is temporary. We live on planet earth gravity pulls you back. However if that helps continue doing it.
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alexandre De Moura
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 33 years experience
Maybe: Try it. If your symptoms get better continue treatment. If it makes you worse than discontinue treatment.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alexandre De Moura
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 33 years experience
PT: I don't recommend epidurals for back pain. Epidurals are good for sciatic type symptoms. If you're having chronic back pain then a formal course of ph... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alexandre De Moura
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 33 years experience
See your doctor today: The saddle type anesthesia is worrisome. Get an MRI as soon as possible. If you start developing bowel or bladder symptoms this could be an emergency... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alexandre De Moura
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 33 years experience
Urgent: Go to an emergency to be evaluated and have an MRI of the lumbar spine done!
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alexandre De Moura
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 33 years experience
Apply pressure: Apply pressure to the area stopping the bleeding temporarily. Call emergency services to help you immediately.
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A female asked:
Dr. Alexandre De Moura
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 33 years experience
Just that: Very common to develop neck or back pain. If it persist see your orthopaedic specialist and get into a pt program and some Motrin advil (ibuprofen) et... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alexandre De Moura
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 33 years experience
Physical therapy and medication: First, you should find out why you have sciatica. I would recommend seeing an orthopedic spinal specialist. Have a formal examination, MRI study. At t... Read More
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alexandre De Moura
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 33 years experience
Yes : Sounds like you have severe muscle spasm. I would recommend a short period of rest. You need to get into physical therapy to help relax the muscles. A... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alexandre De Moura
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 33 years experience
Vary: The main cause of back pain is muscular in nature. Back pain can also because by the disc itself. Back pain can also because by the joints in the spin... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alexandre De Moura
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 33 years experience
Possibly: Muscle strains are the primary cause of back pain. The massage effect may help from a machine or from a human. If it helps go for it!
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alexandre De Moura
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 33 years experience
PT: Most likely just a muscle strain . Get into a physical therapy program and try some Motrin advil (ibuprofen) products for a couple of days.
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alexandre De Moura
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 33 years experience
No: Numbness in the saddle region is not related to the cervical spine. I recommend that you have a formal work up an MRI of the lower thoracic and lumbar... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alexandre De Moura
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 33 years experience
Physical therapy: Straightening of the cervical spine is usually related to muscle spasm. In and of itself it's not a bad thing. However there could be an underlying re... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alexandre De Moura
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 33 years experience
BPH: This may or may not be related to your back pain. You could be developing benign prosthetic hypertrophy. This may be spinal related. Maybe developing ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alexandre De Moura
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 33 years experience
? infection: Usually there should be no significant pain after this procedure. If the pain is lingering than you should return to the dr. That performed the proced... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Alexandre De Moura
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 33 years experience
? be you spine: Sitting places the greatest stresses on the human spine. If you are developing radicular symptoms in your lower extremities than it can be coming from... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alexandre De Moura
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 33 years experience
Physiatrist: Could start off by seeing afamily doctor. I would then recommend you see a physiatry .If your pain persists and you've undergone conservative treatmen... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alexandre De Moura
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 33 years experience
Exercise: Spinal lordosis is actually good for you.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alexandre De Moura
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 33 years experience
Try everything: I tell my patients to try physical therapy, Motrin advil (ibuprofen) type medications, accupuncture, pain management injections, chiropractics, if all... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alexandre De Moura
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 33 years experience
Yes: Heart attack can mimic back pain, jaw pain, left arm pain. Regardless you should follow with a cardiologist to rule our your heart.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alexandre De Moura
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 33 years experience
NSAIDS: Try some advil (ibuprofen) Motrin type medications, get into physical therapy, see you orthoapedic spinal specialist for further evaluation.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alexandre De Moura
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 33 years experience
Maybe: Try it but don't wear it all the time.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alexandre De Moura
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 33 years experience
No answer: Try different chairs, try a lumbar support, be aware of your posture, try frequent breaks to get out of a seated position , physical therapy etc.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alexandre De Moura
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 33 years experience
Physical therapy.: I would recommend getting into a physical therapy program. A massage at least twice a month will do a lot to help you. Try some meditation. Stress red... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alexandre De Moura
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 33 years experience
Usually not long: If you had a disc herniation and subsequently underwent spinal surgery for leg pain, then that pain should resolve immediately after the surgery. You ... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alexandre De Moura
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 33 years experience
Yes And no: I would recommend that you work closely with the physical therapist. If you had prior back pain you could make it worse.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alexandre De Moura
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 33 years experience
Control your diabetes: If your diabetes is under control, i would recommend seeing a neurologist. There're certain medications that may help, Lyrica (pregabalin) neurontin. ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alexandre De Moura
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 33 years experience
Could be...,: There could be many reasons. This could be intrinsic to your hip joint itself. This could also be a form of sciatica. This could be referred pain from... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alexandre De Moura
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 33 years experience
See your Dr: If you recently had surgery i would recommend seeing your surgeon as soon as possible. It is not normal to have shortness of breath after this type of... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alexandre De Moura
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 33 years experience
Quick: Hey fracture of this type should heal within 6 to 8 weeks.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alexandre De Moura
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 33 years experience
Relatively quickly: Whiplash type injuries, usually get better within 3 to 6 weeks. I would recommend getting involved in a formal physical therapy course. Anti-inflammat... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alexandre De Moura
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 33 years experience
Yes and no: Low back pain is more spread out. It's not as sharp and specific as kydnet pain. I personally have had kidney stones and the pain is excruciating and ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Alexandre De Moura
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 33 years experience
Do surgery: If for example , a patient is suffering ces from a large disc herniaiton......Surgical intervention is the treatment of choice! I do not feel that an ... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alexandre De Moura
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 33 years experience
Depends: It depends on the magnitude and location of your curve. You need to see your orthopedic spinal specialist who will determine what is the best treatmen... Read More
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Dr. Alexandre De Moura
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 33 years experience
Yes and no: Children usually bounce back quickly from this type of surgery. If he's not making improvements over the next couple weeks you should definitely let t... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alexandre De Moura
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 33 years experience
Cervical radiculopathy: You could have a pinched nerve in the neck which is affecting nerve impulses to the muscle, and subsequent weakness in the affected arm. There are als... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alexandre De Moura
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 33 years experience
Should have already : If you're still having pain after the delivery of your child, than this should be looked into. Sciatic pain from pregnancy usually resolves. However i... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alexandre De Moura
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 33 years experience
Varied: Typical symptoms of this problem are swelling of the knee, pain in the knee, giving way of the knee. You should see your orthopedic specialist and obt... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alexandre De Moura
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 33 years experience
Probably not: Just grinding and cracking can be just arthritic changes of your spine. If no pain and no neurological involvement than no treatment is required.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alexandre De Moura
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 33 years experience
See you dentist: This could be early signs of TMJ which is the joint between your jaw and your skull, or just grinding which you may need to use a mouth gaurd.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alexandre De Moura
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 33 years experience
Maybe: There are certain genetic disorders that that can affect you your stature and have related scoliosis. See you orthopaedic spinal specialist for a comp... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alexandre De Moura
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 33 years experience
Medication brace: Try motrin, advil, (ibuprofen) alleve type medicaitons etc..Use a corsett brace periodically, take breaks, go to physical therapy after work.
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. de Moura is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. de Moura is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thanks for your quick reply! I have done it all including accupunture. They all were temporary solutions for delaying what I need most. I ultimately need the surgery as.
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Hi dr. De mourn, thank you! She stopped having pain by Tuesday and started Sunday so I will see her dr. Right away should it recurr. Than
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Thank you very much for you answer. My orthopedic doctor has mentioned surgery which scares me. I'm trying to find out all I can.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Rosalind Franklin University - Chicago Medical School, IL
Graduated 1990MD

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NYU SCHOOL OF MEDICINE
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