Central Jersey Spine
Associates, P.A.

World class orthopedic surgery and treatment

At Central Jersey Spine Associates, state of the art patient care is our specialty. Dr. Tydings offers cutting-edge spine surgery, diagnosis, and treatment of all spinal conditions. We specialize in orthopedic surgery and non-operative management of all conditions affecting the spine. With our dedicated team approach, we offer an outstanding professional and friendly environment to all patients suffering from spinal ailments.

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Central Jersey Spine

John D. Tydings, MD

Doctor John Tydings founded Central Jersey Spine Associates, PA in 1995. Doctor Tydings has been on the cutting edge of spinal technology advances including interbody fusions and minimally invasive spine surgery. He is on staff at most of the Mercer County Hospitals. Dr. Tydings is also on staff at Centrastate Medical Center in Freehold. Doctor Tydings is the former Director of Spinal Trauma at Capital Health Systems in Trenton, NJ. The office is located in Lawrenceville, NJ.

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Office Locations

We have two offices. Please address all inquiries and appointment requests through our main office phone number.

Lawrenceville Office
123 Franklin Corner Road
Suite 109
Lawrenceville, NJ 08648
Phone: (609) 896-3131
Fax: (609) 896-4103
Office Hours
Monday 9:00am - 4:00pm
Tuesday 9:00am - 4:00pm
Wednesday 9:00am - 1:00pm
Thursday 9:00am - 4:00pm
Friday 9:00am - 1:00pm
Freehold Office
CentraState Medical Center
901 West Main Street
Freehold, NJ 07728
Phone: (609) 896-3131
Appointment hours
Monday 8:30am - 11:30am
or otherwise by special arrangement.  

Medical Centers

Dr. Tydings has privileges at the following locations.

Capital Health Medical Center at Hopewell
1 Capital Way
Pennington, New Jersey 08534
(609) 303-4000
Capital Health Regional Medical Center
750 Brunswick Avenue
Trenton, New Jersey 08638
(609) 394-6000
University Medical Center of Princeton
1 Plainsboro Road
Plainsboro, New Jersey 08536
(609) 853-7540
CentraState Medical Center
901 West Main Street
Building A, Suite 267
Freehold, New Jersey 07728
(609) 896-3131
Surgery Center at Hamilton
1445 Whitehorse-Mercerville Road
Hamilton, New Jersey 08619
(609) 689-4820
Robert Wood Johnson University at Hamilton
1 Hamilton Health Place
Hamilton, New Jersey 08690
(609) 584-6470
Hunterdon Healthcare
2100 Westcott Drive
Flemington, New Jersey 08822
(908) 237-2356


There is not only one specific treatment for any spinal condition. Dr. Tydings is performing spine surgery procedures utilizing traditional techniques as well as Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery when applicable. There are always multiple options for any condition in any patient. The final decision is between the doctor and the patient using all of the information and techniques that are available.

Utilizing our spine surgery services, we now offer world-class orthopedic surgery and treatment to patients suffering from spinal conditions in the greater Mercer and Monmouth County areas.

There is no one, definitive test for every problem. The diagnosis is established only after obtaining a proper history from the patient performing a well done, thorough physical examination, and then ordering the appropriate tests necessary. At that time the cause of the patient’s pain can be identified. All of the treatment options available are then contemplated from observation through and including surgical treatment in proper sequence.
Herniated Disc
Disk herniations can occur in both the neck and the low back. These can be quite painful. Multiple surgical and non-surgical treatment options are available.
Herniated Disc
Low Back and Lumbar Spine Conditions
There are many causes and treatment that are possible. Dr. Tydings is well versed with all surgical and non-surgical options.
Low Back
Mid Back and Thoracic Spine
This area has many possible pain causes but fortunately, surgery is rarely necessary.
Mid Back
Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
When available and appropriate, this option can lessen the pain at surgery while speeding up the recovery period without a compromise in treatment.
Minimally Invasive
Minimally Invasive Sacroiliac (SI) Fusion
This is a great option for this particular problem which previously required a massive, debilitating surgical procedure. Patients are now discharged on the day of surgery.
SI Fusion
Degenerative Disc Disease
This can be a slow, gradual process or the result of an injury. The key is early diagnosis and treatment. For severe cases, surgical treatment is available and multiple options exist.
Degenerative Disc Disease
Radiofrequency Rhizotomy
Radiofrequency Neurotomy of the Lumbar Facets
This minimally-invasive procedure uses heat from radio waves to treat painful facet joints in your lower back. It can treat pain that doesn't respond to medications or to physical therapy.
Radiofrequency Rhizotomy

We have more informational video resources available on our back videos page.

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Treatment options for chronic back pain, including Medtronic Pain Therapies, can be found at TameThePain.com.


At Central Jersey Spine Associates, patient care comes first. Dr. Tydings is not contracted with any insurance companies in particular, which gives us the freedom of treating patients who choose us as their spinal care providers. At Central Jersey Spine Associates, we treat patients with various private insurances and will try to accommodate individual needs as best as we can.

For further information, please contact us.

New Patient Documents

For your convenience, print these forms and fill them out prior to your visit to our office.

New Patient Information Packet

Let's Get In Touch!

Please feel free to get in touch with us.

Tel: (609) 896-3131

Fax: (609) 896-4103