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Westchester Discectomy Treatment

Westchester Discectomy Treatment

Discectomy in Westchester

Nearly everyone will experience back and neck pain sometime in their lifetime. It is the major reason people visit their doctors and miss work. If you live in Westchester and are looking for the best back pain treatment, there is only one doctor to see. Dr. Andrew Casden is a respected board-certified orthopedist experienced in both traditional and minimally-invasive spinal surgery. His holistic approach takes each patient’s lifestyle and expectations into consideration, and his approach focuses on offering the most sensible treatment options. Named a Top Doctor by US News and one of New York’s Best Doctors by New York Magazine, Dr. Casden treats both children and adults. His services include minimally invasive spinal surgery, Westchester discectomy treatment for herniated discs, disc replacement, revision spinal surgery, spinal fusion, scoliosis and kyphosis, and treatment of degenerative spinal diseases.

After conservative, non-invasive treatments to alleviate the symptoms of a herniated disc have failed, Dr. Casden may recommend a surgical procedure known as a discectomy. When a disc becomes herniated, a portion of the disc is dislocated and may impinge upon the adjacent nerve roots or the spinal cord. This can cause pain, numbness, tingling, or muscle weakness to develop. Depending upon the location of the damage disc, symptoms can affect the neck or back and may radiate down the arms or legs. During a Westchester discectomy treatment, Dr. Casden will use a special microscopic magnification to provide him with an illuminated and magnified view of the affected area of the spine. With this enlarged view, he is able to perform the procedure using smaller incisions and instruments. Since a discectomy procedure is minimally invasive, less damage to the surrounding tissues occurs. This facilitates quicker healing and recovery.

A Westchester discectomy treatment is performed in the presence of back or extremity pain, weakness, and/or numbness that limits daily activities and has not responded to a course of non-surgical conservative therapy, problems with walking and performing essential tasks, or impaired bowel and/or bladder function. During a discectomy, Dr. Casden will remove the fragment of the spinal disc that is causing pressure on the nerve. The goal in removing the impinging part of the herniated disc is to provide relief from the symptoms that have developed as well as to facilitate a restoration of function. In some situations, additional procedures may be performed to further relieve pressure and to provide stability. Call today to see if a discectomy is right for you.

Andrew Casden, MD
222 Westchester Avenue, Suite 101
West Harrison, New York 10604
(914) 946-1010

NYC Discectomy

Discectomy Treatment in NYC

NYC Discectomy

NYC Discectomy

If you have a back or spine problem, you will definitely want to see our expert spine doctor, Dr. Andrew Casden. Dr. Casden specializes in the surgical treatment of herniated discs, spinal stenosis, spondylolisthesis and degenerative disease of the spine. Many times the patient can be treated with a NYC discectomy.

Many of our patients can be treated with a discectomy treatment when they are having painful disk problems. A discectomy is the surgical removal of all or of part of a herniated disc. This is performed to remove pressure on the nerve root or from the spinal cord. The spinal disc is located between each vertebra of the spine. It actually acts as a cushion that will protect your spine. However when a disk becomes herniated, it can end up pressing against the spinal cord, or against the nerves. A NYC discectomy will relieve the nerve compression, and therefore the pain, that is caused by a herniated disc.

At our practice, Andrew Casden, MD, our surgeon often provides discectomy treatment for our patients. The different types of discectomies that can be performed are: cervical discectomy; lumbar discectomy; sacral discectomy; and thoracic discectomy. All of these procedures involve the removal of the disc in different areas including your neck, lower back, and the pelvic or hip bones, and in the middle of the back. Our surgeon will be sure to review your individual situation with you, and try to offer other treatment options before this operation is performed. Symptoms of a herniated disc in the neck may include a sudden onset of pain or numbness traveling down from the neck. Difficulty with walking, or weakness of the arms or legs may be included. There may or may not be neck pain. An MRI will be used to confirm the diagnosis of a herniated disc, regardless of the affected area. Herniated discs can be sometimes treated with physical therapy, anti-inflammatory medications, and even steroids. There are many different types of treatment available for herniated discs. Our surgeon will take great care to definitively diagnose your individual situation, and then make specific recommendations for your treatment. It may be that certain treatment options are tried for a while to see if your condition improves. Surgery is always done as a last option, and only when it is definitely needed. If you would like to meet with our doctor regarding getting a NYC discectomy, contact us today

Andrew Casden, MD
222 Westchester Avenue, Suite 101
West Harrison, New York 10604
(914) 946-1010