Dr. Jason Lowenstein: Returning You Back to Life—Pain-free!

Dr. Jason Lowenstein, industry-leading scoliosis and spinal deformity expert, presents his philosophy of patient care in the following video. Dr. Lowenstein, who specializes in pediatric and adult spinal deformities, explains how minimally invasive procedures allow patients to return to their normal activities with as little pain and as much function as possible. A founding member of The Advanced Spine Center, Dr. Lowenstein also serves as the Director of the Scoliosis & Spinal Deformity Program at Morristown Medical Center in the Atlantic Health System.

If you have been suffering from chronic back pain resulting from a spinal deformity, contact Dr. Jason Lowenstein today. His expertise as a Top Doctor has been recognized by Castle Connolly, New Jersey Monthly Magazine, Inside Jersey Magazine, New Jersey Family Magazine, and Vitals.com. Reclaim your life from chronic back pain today with advanced spine care that you can rely on!

Video Transcript:

Hi, my name is Jason Lowenstein and I’m an orthopedic spine surgeon in practice in Morristown, NJ. I was born in New York but grew up in New Jersey. I completed my undergraduate degree at the University of Pennsylvania. I went to medical school at the University of Pittsburgh. And, then I performed my residency in orthopedic surgery at Columbia University Medical Center. I then went down to Atlanta and completed a fellowship in spine surgery at the Emory University Hospital where I focused on adult and pediatric spine and scoliosis surgery.

Currently, I specialize in the treatment of children and adults who have spinal deformities such as scoliosis, kyphosis, and spondylolisthesis. My goal is to try to correct their deformities and straighten their spines as best I can and to try to help patients get back to their activities of daily living.

Many of my patients have also undergone previous spine surgery for scoliosis or spinal deformities and have experienced additional problems later on. I tend to see these patients and try to work up exactly what the etiology is of these further problems. I strive to help maximally correct their deformity; allow them to stand up straight again once more, and enable them to be able to go back to their normal activities with as little pain and as much function as possible.

Revision spine surgery presents unique challenges because patients have already had surgery and there is often a bed of scar tissue associated with the previous surgical approaches. So, it creates unique challenges for us as surgeons to try to fix those problems. These patients often come in with neurological disorders such as weakness or foot drop. They often have conditions called flatbacks where they’re unable to stand up straight or additional disorders where they either stand up leaning forward or to the side.

Our goal is to try to maximally correct that so they stand up straight and get back to their normal activities of daily living with as little pain as possible and with as much function as possible.

Patients can get diagnosed with scoliosis at any age. It can happen to children. It can happen to adults. At any age, it’s a scary and confusing situation. When I see patients who have a spinal deformity, my goal is to try to help them identify what’s causing their problem and then come up with a treatment plan to help maximally correct their deformity. I treat them in a way that helps them reach their individual goals.

When formulating a treatment plan for patients who have scoliosis or a spinal deformity, the goal is always to do the least amount of surgery possible to fix the deformity and allow the patient to get back to their normal activities of daily living. Whenever possible, I’ll utilize minimally invasive techniques to try to fix their deformity and to get them back to their normal activities as quickly as possible.