Spine conditions typically manifest themselves through low back pain, neck pain, hip pain, knee pain, shoulder pain, and other musculoskeletal complaints. Low back pain, for example, is the most common form of physical disability and is the second leading cause of work absenteeism. An estimated 80 percent of all Americans will suffer from back pain at some point in their lives. Leg pain due to a herniated disc in the spine is also very common. If you require spine care and pain treatment, the practice of Andrew Casden, MD is happy to provide you with a wide array of treatments and procedures, including spinal surgery and microdisectomy in NYC.
Treatment for any neck, back, and spinal condition is recommended as soon as possible to minimize the danger of further aggravation. Studies show that early aggressive treatment of spinal conditions by a spin doctor results in quicker recovery and fewer lost work days. There are very broad and general approaches to the treatment of spinal conditions, and Dr. Casden will develop an individual treatment plan for you. The goal is to decrease pain and enhance performance without surgery. Treatment typically centers on various combinations of exercise and medication. However, in some cases, your best spine care and pain treatment may include surgery and microdisectomy in NYC. A microdisectomy is typically performed for a herniated lumbar disc and is actually more effective for treating leg pain than lower back pain. In a microdisectomy spine surgery, a small portion of the bone over the nerve root and/or disc material from under the nerve root is removed to relieve compression and provide more room for the nerve to heal. Importantly, since almost all of the joints, ligaments and muscles are left intact, a microdisectomy does not change the mechanical structure of the patient’s lower spine (lumbar spine).
At the practice of Andrew Casden, MD, our approach to your treatment revolves around paying attention to all the details of the body, not to just the problematic part. If you are experiencing back pain, which is the most common reason our patients seek our care, an examination from us could help reveal the underlying cause of your pain. Be hands-on with the health of your neck, back, and spine– call our offices today if you have any questions regarding microdisectomy in NYC, or any of our services regarding back pain treatment, or to schedule an appointment.