David L. Kramer, M.D.
David A. Bomback, M.D.
Kristy M. Zerfass, PA-C


39 Hospital Avenue Danbury, CT 06810 TEL: (203) 744-9700

     
Spine Surgeons | Danbury | Bethel   

Our Practice

Better Business BureauConnecticut Neck and Back Specialists is a surgical practice dedicated to the comprehensive management of disorders of the cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine including cervical and lumbar disc herniation, spinal fractures and deformities, spinal tumors and infections, and degenerative conditions of the spine including spinal stenosis.

Staffed by recognized specialists in the fields of spinal surgery and rehabilitation, Connecticut Neck and Back Specialists offers the highest quality, evidence-based medical and surgical management of spinal disorders that is responsive to the individual needs of the patient and their referring physicians. We believe that such high quality of care is based upon providing each patient with a comprehensive education related to his or her particular spinal condition. With the assistance of customized internet-based educational resources, we at Connecticut Neck and Back Specialists help to guide our patients through decisions pertaining to conservative therapy options, through discussions of risks and benefits of possible surgical alternatives, and through developing appropriate expectations of the post-operative period.

The fellowship-trained spine surgeons at Connecticut Neck and Back Specialists are engaged in ongoing clinical research to explore and substantiate the latest advances in operative and non-operative methods of diagnosis and treatment of spinal disorders. With on-site state-of-the-art digital radiography and physical therapy services dedicated solely to spinal rehabilitation, Connecticut Neck and Back Specialists will efficiently evaluate and treat all aspects of your spinal condition.

Through its affiliation with The Spine Center at Danbury Hospital, Connecticut Neck and Back Specialists provides access to a comprehensive team of supporting physicians including neurosurgeons, neurologists, pain management anesthesiologists, neuroradiologists, physiatrists, and psychologists.

Our emphasis on patient education in conjunction with access to an experienced, well-informed professional staff results in our ability to provide our patients with the highest level of customer service.  The collaborative effort between our providers, management and administrative staff ensures that each of our patient’s individual needs are addressed and taken care of in a timely manner.  Our staff is compassionate and discreet; they are there to help facilitate communication with insurance carriers, employers, and referring physicians.   We continually assess how we can improve the overall experience for our patients and we welcome your feedback.  If you have any questions or comments, please forward them in writing to Susan Nelson, Practice Manager. 

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Common Spinal Conditions

Understanding Your Spinal Condition

Anatomy of the Spine
Ankylosing Spondylitis
Back and Neck Braces
Biological and Medical Risk Factors
Bone Grafts
Diagnosing Spine Problems
Lifestyle Risk Factors
Osteoporosis
Pain Medications
Possible Complications of Spine Surgery
Post Surgery Rehabilitation
Preventive Treatment Options
Spinal Rehabilitation
Surgical After Care

Neck Pain & Disorders (Cervical)

Anatomy of the Cervical Spine
Anterior Cervical Fusion
Cervical Corpectomy and Strut Graft
Cervical Fusion
Cervical Kyphosis
Cervical Laminectomy
Cervical Radiculopathy
Cervical Spinal Stenosis
Neck Pain (Overview)
Posterior Cervical Fusion
Rehabilitation of the Cervical Spine
Rheumatoid Arthritis of the Cervical Spine

Mid-Back Pain & Disorders (Thoracic)

Adult Kyphosis
Adult Kyphosis - Types and Causes
Compression Fractures
Herniated Thoracic Disc
Possible Complications
Scheuermann's Kyphosis
Scoliosis
Thoracic Spine Anatomy

Low Back Pain & Disorders (Lumbar)

Compression Fractures
Degenerative Adult Scoliosis
Degenerative Disc Disease
Intervertebral Cages
Laminotomy and Discectomy
Low Back Pain (Overview)
Low Back Pain in Athletes
Lumbar Herniated Disc
Lumbar Laminectomy
Lumbar Spinal Fusion
Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
Lumbar Spine Anatomy
Lumbar Spine Surgery
Pedicle Screws and Rods
Possible Complications
Rehabilitation for Low Back Pain
Sacroiliac Joint Syndrome
Scoliosis
Spondylolysis and Spondylolisthesis
Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion (TLIF)

Scoliosis & Spinal Deformity

Scoliosis
Adult Scoliosis
Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis

Radiological Imaging, Tests & Procedures

Bone Scan
CT Scan
Discogram
EMG
Epidural Steroid Injection (ESI)
Facet Joint Block Injection
Lab Tests
MRI Scan
Myelogram
Somatosensory Evoked Potential
Spinal Injections
Spinal Tap
X-ray