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Our surgeons provide a wide number of procedures both surgical and non-surgical to alleviate your back or neck pain.

Surgical Procedures

Back and neck surgery involve surgical procedures of problems related to the bones of the spine (vertebrae). One of the most common problems are ruptured disks which affect nerve roots and surrounding tissues. A ruptured disk, caused by injury, disease or the normal wear and tear associated with aging is a disorder of the spine in which an intervertebral disk (a disk between two vertebrae) protrudes or ruptures, putting pressure on the nerves and causing pain. Symptoms include lower back pain and pain radiating down the leg into the foot as well as weakness in the legs and arms and numbness or tingling.

Decompression

A surgical procedure to alleviate pressure on the spinal cord or on a nerve root.

Laminectomy

The removal of the bony arches of one or more vertebrae to expose the affected part of the cord or nerve roots.

Discectomy

Performed to treat spinal disk prolapse. A small incision is made and the offending disk material is removed. This decreases the pressure on the nerve, and consequently, relieves the pain caused by a prolapsed disk.

Spinal fusion

The surgical treatment of problems related to the vertebrae caused by injury. The surgery fuses vertebrae together with bone grafts or metal rods, stabilizing the spine.

Non-Surgical Procedures

Surgery may not be necessary to correct a spine problem. There are many procedures to alleviate pain without surgery. These include lumbar epidural steroid injections and physical therapy.

Lumbar epidural steroid injection (LESI)

Injecting anti-inflammatory medication into the back to decrease swelling and pain.

Physical therapy

Involves increasing mobility and decreasing pain. It is especially helpful for people with muscle spasms.