The spine, which forms the base for the rest of our skeletal system, is a semi-rigid structure consisting of 33 vertebrae (block-like series of bones) that are connected together by spinal discs, ligaments, joints and muscles.

The structure is broken down into five sections:

  • Cervical (neck)
  • Thoracic (chest)
  • Lumbar (low back)
  • Sacrum
  • Coccyx (tailbone)

Our Approach

At North Jersey Orthopaedic Institute (NJOI), we provide comprehensive care for patients with a wide spectrum of spinal complaints. Our experienced team of physicians will take the time to evaluate you and make optimal treatment recommendations. Treatment options consist of initiating conservative measures whenever possible and making surgical recommendations only as needed.

We respect your time and make every effort to ensure you are seen promptly, keeping in mind your individual circumstances. We understand that each patient has unique goals, and we help you to achieve them. By collaborating together, we work with you to improve your pain and functional abilities.

What We Offer

Our practice treats and performs a variety of conditions and services to fit your individual needs.

Conditions We Treat

  • Bulging/herniated discs
  • Fractures
  • General neck and back pain
  • Sciatica
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal deformity
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Spine trauma
  • Tumors

Services We Provide

  • Botox
  • Disc replacement
  • Minimally invasive and lateral access surgery
  • Peripheral nerve injections
  • Revision spine surgery
  • Sympathetic nerve blocks
  • Transforaminal/translaminar epidurals
  • Trigger point injections

Meet Our Specialists

Colin Harris, MD

Dr. Harris specializes in all aspects of spine care, primarily focusing on adult and adolescent spine pathology. He believes in formulating a specialized treatment plan for each individual patient and focusing on less invasive treatment methods whenever possible, but is trained in the most proven and modern treatment methods for patients with more severe problems when surgery is recommended.

Michael Vives, MD

Dr. Vives stays on the forefront of new spine treatments so that patients have access to contemporary yet proven techniques. He works closely with teams of physicians that include rehabilitation specialists (physiatrists), therapists, pain management experts and neurologists to coordinate a patient’s treatment regimen.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact NJOI today.