Spine Trauma Treatment and Surgical Revision Surgery from Top-Rated Experts in New Jersey
With locations across Northern New Jersey, Centers for Neurosurgery, Spine & Orthopedics deploys over 70 years of combined spinal trauma experience to provide comprehensive, personalized treatment for patients with complex injuries and conditions, including spinal trauma and situations warranting surgical revisions. We also provide emergency management of traumatic spinal injuries at hospitals across our area. Learn more about accessing our state-of-the-art, multidisciplinary care from our top-rated team of neurosurgeons, orthopedic spinal surgeons, pain management doctors, and other specialists.
About Spinal Trauma and Treatment
When sports injuries, falls, or other impacts occur, excessive force can be placed on the spine. This may overwhelm its structures and result in instability, also known as spinal trauma. Individuals with a significant amount of bone loss, arthritis, or spinal degeneration are at higher risk for spinal trauma, as their spine’s structures are already weakened and may not be able to withstand force. At Centers for Neurosurgery, Spine & Orthopedics, we treat the following traumatic spine conditions:
- Work-related back injuries
- Motor vehicle accidents
- Failed back surgery syndrome
- Spinal cord injury and fracture
- And more…
Whether due to a serious injury or degenerative condition, spine trauma is the result of forces being applied to the spinal column’s structures, overwhelming their mechanical stability. Patients are advised to seek medical treatment as soon as possible after experiencing spinal trauma, as certain neck and back pain conditions can become permanent if not addressed immediately. Spinal trauma can cause a host of troublesome symptoms, including:
- Pain arising from damaged joints and bones
- Pressure on the nerves or spinal cord due to misalignment of the vertebral column
- Pain radiating into the legs or arms (radiculopathy)
- Weakness, numbness, and even paralysis
- And more…
Furthermore, it’s crucial to seek medical attention if the spinal trauma is accompanied by symptoms of nerve damage, which include:
- Dry eyes and mouth
- Bladder or sexual dysfunction
- Sweating too much or too little
- Inability to feel pain in the chest during angina, heart attack, or another event
It is important to seek proper medical treatment immediately following any symptoms that imply nerve damage.
Surgical Revision Procedures
There are various reasons why back surgery may fail for some patients, from medical conditions that slow or prevent proper healing to sudden injuries, such as automobile accidents, that place even more significant forces on a spine that’s already compromised. In some cases, a patient’s original diagnosis was incorrect, as spinal injuries are not only complex but often misdiagnosed when symptoms don’t correlate with imaging results. Additionally, patients who’ve undergone prior spinal surgeries may experience pseudoarthrosis, a condition characterized by spinal degeneration that may occur on either or both ends of the surgery’s location.
If a patient has undergone an initial procedure that has not been a success, Centers for Neurosurgery, Spine & Orthopedics offers surgical revisions. Utilizing an expert level of skill, these procedures can be performed to correct a previous surgeon’s errors, replace a failed implant, remove scar tissue, and more. Our team provides state-of-the-art revision surgeries through a number of procedures, including:
- Fusion surgery
- Laser spine surgery
- Cervical disc replacement
- Decompression treatment
- Minimally invasive spine surgery
- And more…
Receive Spinal Cord Trauma Treatment or Surgical Revision in Northern NJ
At Centers for Neurosurgery, Spine & Orthopedics, our award-winning team of board-certified neurosurgeons and spinal surgeons collaborate with our physiatrists, pain management physicians, and physical therapists. Together, they decide on the most viable treatment plan for patients with spinal trauma, conditions caused by injuries to the spinal cord and its surrounding bones and nerves, conditions requiring surgical revision, and more.
To learn more about our compassionate, state-of-the-art care in Northern NJ, contact our friendly team today. We’ll be happy to schedule a consultation with our experienced neurosurgeons and spinal surgeons, who will evaluate and diagnose your condition before forming a personalized treatment plan to support your recovery.