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Dr. Ari Ben-Yishay

Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Emerson, NJ
36 years experience male

Locations

Comprehensive Spine care

Emerson, NJ

Address

466 Old Hook Rd, Emerson, NJ
Directions

Office

Emerson, NJ

About

Bio

My practice Comprehensive Spine care offers the entire spectrum of spine care including physical therapy, pain management, minimally invasive surgery.

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

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

62 Answers
22 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ari Ben-Yishay
36 years experience
Blod clot: Blod clot or collection under the dura on the surface of the brain.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ari Ben-Yishay
36 years experience
Many things: Same as men, but also gynecologic problems.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ari Ben-Yishay
36 years experience
Absolutely: Ofcourse you should be seen....Yesterday. Get to your doctor.
A member asked:
Dr. Ari Ben-Yishay
36 years experience
Not a great idea: I wouldnt take Aspirin with another anti inflammatory. It could increase odds for bleeding in your stomach. Take on or the other.
A 56-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ari Ben-Yishay
36 years experience
Leg pain: "pinched nerve" implies a pinched spinal nerve root, if thats what you mean. Symptoms are usually pain into the buttock and down the leg at least to t... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Ari Ben-Yishay
36 years experience
None: Exercises cannot correct a true spine deformity. If its "postural" only, then stretching and strengthening can help.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ari Ben-Yishay
36 years experience
A few things: Pain can be simply muscular or be coming from a disc problem. True coccyx pain is usually when sitting. An MRI could help if you dont get better with ... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ari Ben-Yishay
36 years experience
Get medical workup: See a good doctor, blood testing, careful exam!
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ari Ben-Yishay
36 years experience
Probably lipoma: Usually this is a lipoma (benign fatty deposit). Ask your internist to look at it. Do not just ignore, but probably nothing to worry about.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ari Ben-Yishay
36 years experience
Unclear: Risk of long term nerve compression is chronic pain, numbness or even muscle weakness depending upon how severe. Why can't it be relieved with surgery... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ari Ben-Yishay
36 years experience
Xray interpretation: Sounds like they dont see the base of your neck because your shoulders are in the way. Common. Straightening lordotic curve is almost always from spas... Read More
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ari Ben-Yishay
36 years experience
See below: Bulging disc means nothing. Treatment is physical therapy for the back pain, almost never surgery.
A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ari Ben-Yishay
36 years experience
Not really: Headaches are not common with myelomalacia but can happen. Lying flat to relieve them sounds more leak a spinal fluid headache. Make sure you dont hav... Read More
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ari Ben-Yishay
36 years experience
Wow: Thats a really strange symptom! you could have something really unusual like an arachnoid cyst, dural fistula, etc. Get seen by a neurologist or neuro... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ari Ben-Yishay
36 years experience
Microdiscectomy: Best option is above, by far!
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ari Ben-Yishay
36 years experience
Donut pad: Can try a donut pad, coccyx injection, last resort, rarely, remove broken piece if not healed and injection gives temporary relief.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ari Ben-Yishay
36 years experience
Degenerative disc: Any degenererative spine problem can cause pain and stiffness in am.
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ari Ben-Yishay
36 years experience
Physical therapy: Multi level disc problems best treated conservatively. Surgery not a great idea for back pain without leg pain.
A 77-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ari Ben-Yishay
36 years experience
Cause??: Get evaluated. If degenerative arthritis, try therapy, soft collar for short period of time, isometric exercises. Anti inflammatory if allowed.
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ari Ben-Yishay
36 years experience
Not fun: Discogram is uncomfortable, especially when a "painful" disc is injected. Pain is temporary though.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ari Ben-Yishay
36 years experience
Cyst or carbuncle?: Could be a sebaceous cyst or a soft tissue abscess, carbuncle. Get it looked at!
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ari Ben-Yishay
36 years experience
Piched nerve: Could be a pinched spinal nerve. Treat with anti infallam meds and rest. If no better or weakness in leg see md.
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ari Ben-Yishay
36 years experience
Why not: Taking an anti inflammatory is fine but not a narcotic!
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ari Ben-Yishay
36 years experience
Can be injured: A disc can be injured with a severe whiplash. More often its just a muscular soft tissue injury. Physical therapy with exercises!
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ari Ben-Yishay
36 years experience
Night and day: Osteoarthritis is wear and tear of the joints whereas a sprain or strain is simply a soft tissue injury.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ari Ben-Yishay
36 years experience
Almost any: If you recover from the surgery and the fusion heals, there are usually no real restrictions.
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ari Ben-Yishay
36 years experience
Injury!: Could be a disc problem, fracture less likely, or soft tissue injury. Get an x-ray and get examined.
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ari Ben-Yishay
36 years experience
Not possible: Routine drug screen should pick up the vicoden unless they are not looking for vicoden. ! maybe you can answer the question yourself?
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ari Ben-Yishay
36 years experience
Rarely: Pain is usually temporary after this test. Rarely is it long term!
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ari Ben-Yishay
36 years experience
Muscle tone: Spastic means tight muscles, flaccid is loose and relaxed muscle. Different causes for each.
A member asked:
Dr. Ari Ben-Yishay
36 years experience
Not enough info!: Make sure your fusion is healed, if yes, perhaps adjacent disc is degenerating/herniated. Need scan. Wonder why fusion was done without decompression?
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ari Ben-Yishay
36 years experience
Not common: Severe spine pain can be from a fracture, more often from a soft tissue or disc injury/arthritis/degeneration.
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ari Ben-Yishay
36 years experience
Whats question?: Try some pt. Surgery last resort. Sometimes a spinal injection can help.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ari Ben-Yishay
36 years experience
Get examined: 2 months of pain should be examined. Get an x-ray, possible mri. Try physical therapy, exercises depending upon diagnosis.
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ari Ben-Yishay
36 years experience
Common: Cant diagnose the cause based on your limited message.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ari Ben-Yishay
36 years experience
Common: Nothing unusual based on your info. See your doc if its bad and start some therapy. May need MRI if doesnt improve with pt.
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ari Ben-Yishay
36 years experience
Could be: Depending upon which nerve is pinched. L5 nerve can go to this area.
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ari Ben-Yishay
36 years experience
Get doppler: Rule out blood clot with a doppler scan.Call your surgeon to inquire!
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ari Ben-Yishay
36 years experience
No, none: No need to treat a 21 deg curve. Just watch it if an adolescent, nothing if an adult...Unless curve is new and associated with pain, then evaluate wit... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ari Ben-Yishay
36 years experience
Eat right: Exercise and diet, good protein is important.
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ari Ben-Yishay
36 years experience
Not enough info: You need to be examined. Pain that persists in shoulder after workout, pain with use of the shoulder at other times may imply shoulder injury, rotator... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ari Ben-Yishay
36 years experience
Sounds like 41: Your describing a 100% generic radiology report description of disc degeneration and bone spurs, usually normal with aging. Could be a souce of pain t... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ari Ben-Yishay
36 years experience
VERY RARELY!: 21 degree curve is very mild, almost never progresses in a mature adult.
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ari Ben-Yishay
36 years experience
Possible,: Uti would not be flu related. See internist who may want to get a urine test to r/o uti.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ari Ben-Yishay
36 years experience
Ofcourse: Theres always something to do depending upon the cause. Get evaluated by an ortho spine specialist.
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ari Ben-Yishay
36 years experience
Yes treatable: Depends upon your age. Either rest, physical therapy or surgery to fuse l5-s1is the treatment. Brace if teenager with a "hot" bone scan.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ari Ben-Yishay
36 years experience
Consult Gyn!: You must consult with your gyn especially if the back pain correlates with menstrual cycle and severity of bleeding.
A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ari Ben-Yishay
36 years experience
See below: Tarlov cysts are extremely common, and almost always are completely asymptomatic and painless. You need to rule out other causes of back pain before e... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ari Ben-Yishay
36 years experience
Related: Sciatica is simply pain down the back of your leg to below the knee. Most common cause is a herniated disc with a pinched (compressed) spinal nerve.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ari Ben-Yishay
36 years experience
Muscle spasm: Almost always from muscle spasm . Straightens out )temporarily) the normal spine curvature in the neck. Treat the spasm.

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Dr. Ben-Yishay is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Dr. Ben-Yishay is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thanks for your quick reply!the 2 toes that go numb are next to the big toe but the big toe itself doesn't go numb..
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Thanks for your quick reply! My shoulder only pain while Chest workout it deosent pain at shoulder workout but why
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! I have shooting pain down my leg, leg numbness & tingling & back pain

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, PA
Graduated 1986MD

Awards

Top Orthopedic Spine Surgeon , First Place, New Jersey - Winter
2013
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