Spine Conditions & Surgeries
Our spine surgeon specializes in surgery for these popular spine conditions: Compression Fractures, Lumbar Spinal Stenosis, Disc Protrusion, Lumbar Sprain and Strain, Fracture Spinal Process.
Lumbar Sprain and Strain
This usually responds to conservative treatment, including rest, ice, anti-inflammatory medicines and a gentle stretching program.
Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
Spinal stenosis is like the lime build-up on the inside of a garden hose. Over time, it narrows the diameter of the hose, just as spinal stenosis narrows the spinal canal.
Fracture Spinal Process
The Transverse and Spinous Process can be fractured, and in most cases is quite painful but requires only conservative treatment.
The intervertebral disc can rupture and cause pressure on the nerves that provide power and sensation to the legs. The common causes are lifting and twisting injuries, with a risk also from falls or flexion.
Percutaneous vertebroplasty is a relatively new minimally invasive procedure used to treat compression fractures if traditional conservative therapy fails. Vertebroplasty may be able to offer spine stability to patients with spinal fractures due to osteoporosis and those who have had trauma or tumors of the spine.