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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.

Scoliosis Surgery New York City
222 Westchester Avenue, Suite 101
West Harrison, New York 10604
(914) 946-1010

New York Spine Surgeon

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One of the most common conditions that our expert New York spine surgeon, Dr. Andrew Casden, treats in his patients is the lumbar herniated disc. Herniated discs are sometimes referred to as a slipped disc, a ruptured disc, or a prolapsed disc. A herniated disc develops when the soft inner part of the intervertebral disc breaks out because of an existing tear in the outer shell. This puts an increased amount of pressure on the spinal nerve root, located in your lower back. This increased pressure on the nerve results in a pain that is called sciatica, which travels down the leg in the located of the nerve that is affected. Sciatica is one of the main symptoms associated with a lumbar herniated disc. The patient also typically experiences pain, numbness, and sometimes weakness in one or both of the legs. In some cases, there is back pain involved, but not always. For some patients, the pain is worse while sitting or standing, and is relieved when lying down.

If you are experiencing any of the symptoms associated with a lumbar herniated disc, you should schedule an appointment with our New York spine surgeon as soon as possible so that Dr. Casden can do an evaluation. When it comes to diagnosis, it will depend on your medical history and a physical examination, and we will also use an MRI in order to confirm. The MRI is useful because it shows the severity of the herniation and how severe the increased pressure is. How Dr. Casden decides to treat your lumbar herniated disc will depend on your individual case. For some people, surgical methods are not necessary, and the problem can be addressed with medications, rest, and physical therapy.

If you would like to learn more about herniated discs or any of the other conditions that our New York spine surgeon treats, we encourage you to browse through the additional information provided on Dr. Casden’s main website. If you have any questions or concerns regarding our services or another related topic, feel free to contact our staff by phone or online. We look forward to working with you.

Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery NYC
222 Westchester Avenue, Suite 101
West Harrison, New York 10604
(914) 946-1010