Spine experts now rank lower back pain as one the most common medical conditions debilitating adults today. The sudden onset of back pain, called acute pain, originating from the spine can make performing simple like activities like walking, standing or sitting, extremely difficult. If the pain is not resolved within three months, then it becomes classified as chronic pain. The longer period of time a patient does not seek treatment after one month, the more likely the pain is to become a chronic condition, which has long-term consequences. Patients should seek a diagnosis and treatment plan for pain relief so as to prevent these long-term consequences. Procedures such as spinal fusion surgery and provide permanent pain relief when done by a skilled neurosurgeon.
Spine fusion surgery is indicated when there is a structural default in the bones of the spines called, vertebral bodies. This default causes a weakness in the back, which results in pinched nerves and compression of the spinal cord. As a result, the patient feels pain, tingling sensations, burning sensations, weakness, and loss of the ability to move. There can be many causes of the malfunction of the spinal construct. Some of them are degenerative disease such as arthritis, which in the spine is called spondylosis, spinal cord stenosis, spinal cord compression, herniated discs, spondylolisthesis, scoliosis, spinal deformities, and trauma.
A one level fusion is equal to the creation of a supporting structure connecting two vertebral bodies next to one another. A segmental fusion of the spine “bridges” multiple levels of existing vertebral bone structures. The bone graft and vertebrae are fused together using a lightweight device in the form of a plate that is secured to the bone. This device fosters healing by encouraging bone growth. Within three to six months new bone grows around the bone graph implant solidifying the strength of the structure.
When other spinal procedures fail to provide pain relief, or if a second opinion is needed, patients from the West Orange, NJ area turn to Centers for Neurosurgery, Spine, and Orthopedics to treat any and all spine-related conditions.
Spine Fusion Surgery From Trusted Centers for Neurosurgery, Spine, and Orthopedics Neurosurgeons
Patients and referring physicians from the West Orange, NJ area, know the team of spine surgeons at Centers for Neurosurgery, Spine, and Orthopedics believe high quality non-surgical care to alleviate conditions such as herniated discs, scoliosis, disc degeneration, pinched nerves, sciatica, or bulging discs should be considered prior to resorting to surgery. Often, surgery is not needed. In fact, only 15% of the patients seen at CNSO ever require surgery. For this reason, many patients seek our surgeons for a second opinion. CNSO is proud of its ability to conservatively resolve patients’ symptoms. If a patient’s clinical condition warrants surgery, our neurosurgeons recommend the “correct” surgery, taking into consideration a patient’s longevity and desire to the return back to their normal lifestyle routine.
If you or somebody you know suffers crippling back pain, Centers for Neurosurgery, Spine, and Orthopedics is here to help. Through individualized attention, the award-winning team of board-certified neurosurgeons, physiatrists, pain management physicians, and physical therapists collaboratively treat each patient with an effective and conservative approach. Having treated many patients from West Orange and the surrounding areas, Centers for Neurosurgery, Spine, and Orthopedics will achieve pain relief for you. Call (973) 633-1122 to schedule an appointment today.