Spine Program

Spine Program

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What Do You Know About Taking Care of Your Back?

Oh, my aching back! Back pain is one of the most common complaints patients bring to the doctor's office. But how serious is it? Take this quiz and see how much you know about back care.

1. How many vertebrae are in the spinal column?
2. How many Americans will experience back pain in their lifetime?
3. What's the most common cause of backaches?
4. Which article of women's clothing stresses the back the most?
5. Which of these symptoms may indicate a serious back strain or injury?
6. How long should you rest in bed if you experience back pain?
7. Which of these is the proper way to avoid straining your back when you lift a heavy object?
8. An older woman who experiences localized back pain may be suffering from which of these?
9. Which position rests your back best when you sleep?
10. What's the best way to prevent lower-back pain?

Back pain affects almost everyone at some point in life. Pain can result from a simple wrong movement, inappropriate lifting, a traumatic injury - even something as simple as walking. What can be debilitating pain, muscle spasms or stiffness often may be managed with medical treatment or surgery.

Broward Health Coral Springs' spine program treats patients for relief of spinal disorders or back and neck pain. Our team of experts gets you back to doing the things you love to do in life - and doing them pain-free.

Minimally-Invasive Procedures

Shorter hospital stays. Faster healing. Fewer complications. Quicker recovery times. These are the advantages of minimally-invasive surgical procedures available through Broward Health Coral Springs' spine program.

Assisted by sophisticated computers, our neuro/ortho surgeons can reconstruct spinal columns, insert artificial discs, repair fractures and relieve pinched nerves with just tiny incisions and often on an outpatient basis. Highly specialized tools and instrumentation provide for safe and effective treatment of pain.

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Meet Our Physicians

Steven Silberfarb, DO
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Steven Svabek, DO
Dr. Steven Svabek is a board certified orthopedic surgeon who treats general orthopedic issues and specializes in diseases and disorders of the spine. He is fellowship trained in spine surgery. Dr. Svabek graduated from Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine in Kirksville, MO. He completed his Internship at Graduate Hospital in Philadelphia, PA and an Orthopedic Residency at St. Vincent Hospital/Cabrina Medical Center as well as North Shore University in New York, NY.  [read more]

Lloyd Maliner, MD
Dr. Lloyd Maliner is board certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgeons and has been practicing in South Florida since 2002. He specializes in minimally invasive spinal surgery, which to him means not only smaller surgeries, but less surgery. Dr. Maliner received his medical degree from the University of South Florida in Tampa, FL. He completed an Internship at Eastern Virginia Medical College in Norfolk, VA and a Residency in Neurosurgery at Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center in Hershey, PA. [read more]

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