If you have been suffering with back pain, you may have already seen a doctor regarding your condition. Suffering from back pain can negatively affect the quality of your life. Not only can you not participate in your favorite sport, but you may not even be able to sit or sleep comfortably. Sometimes it is necessary to have an advanced surgical procedure performed, called spinal fusion. Our spine doctor performs this complex surgery on a regular basis for patients who need this treatment. When you want to see a spine doctor who specializes in NYC spinal fusion, come see us at our practice, Andrew Casden, MD.
At our practice, our highly-trained and highly-regarded spine doctor is Dr. Andrew M. Casden. Dr. Casden is a board certified orthopedic spine surgeon. He is also Associate Professor of Orthopedics at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City. At our practice our doctor provides both NYC spinal fusion surgery as well as minimally-invasive spinal surgery. Dr. Casden will work with each patient to help determine the approach that offers the most sensible treatment option for that patient. Dr. Casden will take into account each patient’s lifestyle and expectations before recommending treatment.
When our doctor performs NYC spinal fusion, the goal of the surgery is to join two or more vertebrae in the lower back. This type of surgery is a major surgery, and lasts several hours. When spinal surgery is performed there are two different ways it can be done: bone can be taken from the pelvic bone or from a bone bank, or metal implants are used to hold the two vertebrae together until new bone grows between them. After this spinal fusion surgery you can expect to stay in the hospital for several days. However, when you get home you will generally not require bed rest, though you will most likely undergo intense rehabilitation. Spinal surgery is sometimes done as a stand-alone surgery, or as a follow-up after surgery that was used to treat spinal stenosis, herniated discs, or injury. Other services that are provided by our expert spine doctor are treatment of: lumbar herniated disc; cervical herniated disc; spinal stenosis; spondylolisthesis; spondylolysis; degenerative disc disease; scoliosis; and kyphosis. If you would like to see our doctor, please contact our office today for an appointment.
Andrew Casden, MD
222 Westchester Avenue, Suite 101
West Harrison, New York 10604
Many of us may remember being screened for scoliosis as a child, but not quite remembering what that actually means. Scoliosis is a condition of the spine where in which the straightness of the spine develops a curve when viewed from behind. While you may remember being tested for this condition, you may not know what the presence of scoliosis means or that it can even develop later in life. No matter what your spinal concerns, Andrew Casden, MD is here to serve your spinal needs. Visit our New York City spine surgeon to determine whether you have a present condition or whether a previous diagnosis of mild scoliosis is developing in any way.
The curvature of the spine can cause several complications. It can decrease lung capacity, can slow the action of the nerves in some cases, and most often results in an uneven nature seen throughout the body. These can result in uneven hips, arms or legs of differing lengths, a prominent shoulder blade or rib (where one of the two sticks out or protrudes more than the other), or uneven musculature on one side of your spine. Some people can develop scoliosis as a child while development of the body is still occurring rapidly, which is why it is often tested in grade, middle and high school. There is no clear cause for this type of scoliosis but is often linked to a genetic reason. Other conditions can include neuromuscular disease. In any of these cases, you may want to schedule a visit at Andrew Casden, MD.
A visit, and possibly a surgery, with our New York City spine surgeon can solve many of your problems. The affects of scoliosis can affect the body greatly and are felt everyday when conducting everyday activities. Not only does scoliosis affect our health and physical comfort, but it also affects our appearance. Even if you are diagnosed with mild scoliosis and do not require surgery, Dr. Casden can direct you to other treatment options that can make your life more comfortable. A consultation and a possible surgery conducted by Dr. Casden could change your life for the better.