Dr. Joshua Rovner

Orthopedic Spine Surgery
englewood, NJ
21 years experience male

Locations

Office

englewood, NJ

Address

440 curry ave, englewood, NJ
Directions

My office hours

Thursday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
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Insurances accepted

Aetna

BlueCross BlueShield

UnitedHealthcare

Cigna

About

Bio

Dr. Rovner has experience diagnosing and treating problems that relate to spinal deformities, fractures, degenerative diseases, and traumas. He takes a modern but conservative approach with patient treatment plans, using minimally invasive techniques that ensure speed of recovery and patient comfort...

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Orthopedic Spine Surgery

Orthopedic Surgery

Licenses

United States: New Jersey

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

107 Answers
29 Agrees
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joshua Rovner
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 21 years experience
Spondylolisthesis: Spondylolisthesis is the slippage of one vertebrae over another. Causes can be degenerative arthritis, trauma/fracture, congenital, or stress fracture... Read More
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joshua Rovner
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 21 years experience
Fusion: If the fusion was that long ago you certainly should be able to run. Running causes you pain in your neck and you should have the fusion evaluated. ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joshua Rovner
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 21 years experience
Planks: Planks are usually safe for a bulging disc. Anything that strengthens the core should be helpful. However, when you experience pain, that is your bo... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joshua Rovner
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 21 years experience
Pars defect: Bilateral pars defect also commonly called spondylolysis is a stress fracture near the joint of the spine. This usually occurs in the lower lumbar sp... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joshua Rovner
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 21 years experience
MRI: These are some of most common problems seen on MRI. So this essentially means that these levels of your spine are normal.
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joshua Rovner
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 21 years experience
Posture: Bending forward puts a lot of stress on the discs of the spine. This is common while brushing teeth or doing dishes. Keeping your core muscles tight... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joshua Rovner
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 21 years experience
Scoliosis: There are many type of scoliosis but none is 'worse' than the others. The most important factor is how large is the curvature and whether or not it i... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joshua Rovner
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 21 years experience
Muscle: This may be genetic but if you want to build muscle make sure you are getting enough protein - especially after your workouts.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joshua Rovner
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 21 years experience
Nerve Damage: This depends on whether or not you had surgery to fix the broken ankle. Signs of nerve damage are muscle weakness (not weakness due to pain), numbn... Read More
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joshua Rovner
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 21 years experience
Pain: This could be anything from sciatic (pinched nerve in lower back radiating down your leg) to a blood clot. If it does not go away then you should see... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joshua Rovner
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 21 years experience
Sciatica: Try ibuprofen, naproxen, gentle exercise, stretching. If this doesn't help you should see a spine specialist.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joshua Rovner
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 21 years experience
Osteoarthritis: There is little if any good scientific evidence that these supplements actually work to prevent or reverse osteoarthritis.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joshua Rovner
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 21 years experience
Depends: You can try tramadol or oxycodone. This also depends on why type of allergic reaction you are having.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joshua Rovner
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 21 years experience
Ask Insurance: This probably depends a lot on your insurance carrier. If you have a failure of fusion (pseudoarthrosis) then most likely your insurance will cover t... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joshua Rovner
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 21 years experience
Acdf: It is very normal to feel a lump in the throat after a ACDF surgery especially for the first few weeks. This should improve with time.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joshua Rovner
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 21 years experience
Coccyx pain: The best initial treatment is medications (advil/motrin) and use of a donut pillow to take pressure off of the coccyx when you sit. As a last resort ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joshua Rovner
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 21 years experience
Fusion : It is also possible that there are other reasons for pain. The first thing I would do is get a CT scan to determine if the fusion is solidly healed. ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Joshua Rovner
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 21 years experience
Not very unusual: Spinal Stenosis is a broad term. People in their thirties who have spinal stenosis usually have a disc herniation which is a different type of spinal... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Joshua Rovner
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 21 years experience
Numbness: This depends on which fingers were numb. If it was the thumb/index/middle fingers then it is likely carpal tunnel(pinching of a nerve in your wrist. ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joshua Rovner
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 21 years experience
Change Pillow: You should try different pillow that will keep your neck in a more comfortable and less irritated position when you sleep. This is very personal an... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joshua Rovner
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 21 years experience
Scoliosis: Scoliosis itself is usually not painful unless it's very severe. There may be other reasons for your back pain. Also, at 17 years old it is unlikely... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joshua Rovner
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 21 years experience
May be Fracture: If you push on the bone on the side of the ankle and the bone is very tender then it may be a fracture and you should get an x-ray.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joshua Rovner
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 21 years experience
Disc Herniation: This is probably caused by a disc herniaaiton in the neck. When you tunr to the left the disc is pinching the nerve and causing your pain. Try ibu... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joshua Rovner
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 21 years experience
Get Help: You should work with a pain management professional if this is a problem. They can work on a weaning program with you.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joshua Rovner
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 21 years experience
Many: There are many alternatives such as oxycodone, hydromorphone, tramadol, etc.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joshua Rovner
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 21 years experience
Tea: I don't know of any evidence that drinking tea or anything else for that matter helps osteoarthritis.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joshua Rovner
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 21 years experience
Big Arms: First you should make sure your are doing the right weight lifting exercises - you should probably speak to a personal trainer. Also, make sure you... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joshua Rovner
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 21 years experience
Back Pain: If this is very recent then limit the activity that causes the pain and then you can gradually get back into running. If it persists for more tha... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joshua Rovner
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 21 years experience
Acdf : You should not have ACDF surgery if you have any active infection. I recommend making sure the infection is fully treated before going ahead with you... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joshua Rovner
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 21 years experience
Cervical Stenosis: It depends on your symptoms. If you are in a lot of pain, have trouble walking, or have other neurologic complaints then you should be seen by a spin... Read More
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A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joshua Rovner
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 21 years experience
Calf pain: this can be many things. could be anything from a blood clot, muscle strain, herniated disc (sciatica) or other things. If it continues you should see... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joshua Rovner
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 21 years experience
Microdiscectomy: During a micro discectomy only a very small portion of the disc is removed. The outer portion of the disc known as the annulus remains almost complet... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joshua Rovner
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 21 years experience
Back Pain: Best things for back pain are moist heat, nsaid's (motrin/advil/alleve), rest. You may also benefit from sleeping with a pillow under your knees.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joshua Rovner
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 21 years experience
No: There is no evidence that glucosamine helps with weightlifting.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joshua Rovner
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 21 years experience
Sciolosis: This may only help local symptoms of muscle spasm or pain but would not change the spinal curvature at all.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joshua Rovner
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 21 years experience
Neck pop: This could be many things such as a muscle popping over a bone, a cracking of one of the joints in the neck, or - while more unlikely - could even be ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joshua Rovner
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 21 years experience
Scoliosis: Ask your doctor who gave you the diagnosis what the plan is. This depends on many factors such as age, symptoms, degree of curvature, type of scoli... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joshua Rovner
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 21 years experience
See a doctor: If it's still hurting after 7 months you should see a doctor and get x-ray's (this will show if bones are separating). If this does not show anything... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joshua Rovner
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 21 years experience
Joint pain: This could be many things. Could be a temporary thing like a flu-type illness, lyme disease, rheumatoid arthritis, etc. You should see your primar... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joshua Rovner
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 21 years experience
Disc Herniation: This sounds llike it could be a disc herniationin the neck which is pinching a nerve. If the pain continues then an MRI would show the herniation and... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joshua Rovner
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 21 years experience
Fusion: A cervical vertebra can fuse for many reasons. They can be that way from birth (congenital) They can occasionally fuse from long term disc collapse (s... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joshua Rovner
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 21 years experience
Some things to try: Use a heating pad. Place a towel behind your head or under chin and have someone pull gentle traction, change your pillow - try several until you find... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joshua Rovner
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 21 years experience
Ask First: Not sure if anyone knows the definitive answer for this relatively new supplement. I would recommend you ask your transplant doctors before starting ... Read More
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A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joshua Rovner
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 21 years experience
Many possibilities: This could be many things: hip arthritis spinal stenosis/disc herniation pelvic pain tendonitis etc you should definitely see a doctor and pro... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joshua Rovner
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 21 years experience
Both: This is not meant to put you to sleep but can have the side effect of drowsiness.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joshua Rovner
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 21 years experience
Yes: Of course. Especially if your job involves standing or walking a lot.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joshua Rovner
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 21 years experience
Fusion: An anterior spine fusion means removing the disc from the front followed by placing a cage or bone graft in place of the disc to fuse the bones togeth... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joshua Rovner
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 21 years experience
Fusion: Speak to your surgeon before doing any exercises. They may want you do only exercise under the care of a physical therapist.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joshua Rovner
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 21 years experience
Transverse process: the transverse process is a small bone that comes off the side of the vertebrae for muscle to attach to. A sacralized tranverse process means that it... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joshua Rovner
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 21 years experience
Ignore: You should not have any limitations. Do exercise. Don't limit activity unless your doctor tells you.
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Testimonials
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Thank you notes
Dr. Aron Tendler
Nov 27, 2012
I endorse this doctor. We went to medical school together. He is hard working and very bright.
HealthTap member
Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Rovner is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Rovner is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thank you so much. I've seen so many doctors and you're the first to give me a logically explanation of what it may be.
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Have had xray, no problem. Have an appointment with PCP for more xams.
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thx. I will talk to him. I had 2 disk rebuilds but am bone on bone now

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

State University of New York Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine
Graduated 2002MD

Residency

Montefiore Medical Center

Awards

patients choice award of 2012
2010 Compassionate Doctor Award
Top Orthopedic Spine Surgeon, First Place, National - Spring
2014

Affiliations

North American Spine Society
Hackensack University Medical Center
Englewood hospital and medical center
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