Treatment for Neck and Back Pain
If you’re suffering from chronic pain due to a herniated disc, compression fracture, or other neck or back condition, it’s a good idea to see a doctor who specializes in spine injuries and conditions.
At Orthopedic Associates of West Jersey, Dr. Joel Spielman is a board-certified and fellowship-trained spine surgeon with extensive specialized experience and training. He will evaluate your disorder and let you know what your treatment options are. Many spine problems can be treated conservatively, and he will always recommend nonsurgical methods whenever possible. Dr. Spielman will only suggest spine surgery if your condition is severe or no longer responds to conservative treatment.
There are many reasons why Dr. Spielman may ultimately recommend spine surgery. It can relieve compressed nerves, support an unstable spine, or realign a crooked spine.
There are a variety of procedures and different surgical approaches that can be done to fix a problem in the spine, including traditional, “open” surgery or minimally invasive techniques. Two of the most common types of spinal surgeries include:
- Spinal decompression – A variety of procedures aimed at taking pressure off a pinched nerve such as a lumbar discectomy, which removes part or all of the disc in the lower back that is impinging on a nerve.
- Spinal fusion – Surgical procedures that connect vertebrae of the spine together using surgical screws, rods, and plates to hold the bones in place. Spinal fusion decreases pressure on nerves and can strengthen the spine.
If you require spine surgery, Dr. Spielman will take the time to educate you and your loved ones about your condition, your test or imaging results, and your best treatment options.
If you’re tired of living with neck or back pain, you owe it to yourself to talk with Dr. Spielman at Orthopedic Associates of West Jersey. No one ever wants to undergo spine surgery, but if it’s necessary, you’ll surely want to choose the best orthopedic spine surgeon for the job. Call us at (973) 989-0888 or use our convenient online appointment request form to schedule your consultation with Dr. Spielman today.