Anyone can experience back pain, no matter age, gender, or overall physical fitness. Back pain can be due to a wide variety of factors including muscle strain and/or spinal injuries or conditions. At Massapequa Pain Management & Rehabilitation, our multidisciplinary team can treat any back pain you may be contending with. Whether you meet with one of our chiropractors, physical therapists, pain management doctors or our orthopedic spine surgeon in Massapequa, we can provide the best care for you.
When living with chronic back pain, spinal manipulation, manual therapy, and therapeutic exercise are holistic approaches towards improving your overall condition. If one of our chiropractors or physical therapists does not see improvement from these methods, they may recommend you meet with Dr. Jeff Silber, our orthopedic surgeon.
There are many effective spinal surgery procedures that can help improve your spinal condition. Depending on the state of your spine, an orthopedic surgeon may recommend spinal fusion surgery.
Who Needs Spinal Fusion Surgery?
Dr. Jeff Silber, an orthopedic spine surgeon in Massapequa, may recommend spinal fusion surgery in the following scenarios:
- Broken vertebrae: It may be needed when there is spinal instability.
- Spinal weakness or instability: If there is excessive movement between two vertebrae, often caused by advanced arthritis, surgery can correct this issue.
- Spinal deformities: This surgery can help correct improper curvatures including scoliosis and kyphosis.
- Spondylolisthesis: Fusion surgery is used in instances of nerve crowding caused by the slipped disk.
For most of these scenarios, spinal fusion surgery is considered a last resort procedure as many of these can be treated by less invasive means. Despite this fact, spinal fusion surgery can provide much-needed stability if all other remedies fail.
Are you looking for an orthopedic spine surgeon in Massapequa? At Massapequa Pain Management & Rehabilitation, Dr. Jeff Silber is experienced with all advanced spinal conditions. Depending on the nature of your condition, Dr. Silber will recommend the best possible approach in order to reduce your pain and improve your quality-of-life. Contact us today!