Here at the office of Dr. Andrew Casden, spinal fusion in New York City is one of our most commonly used treatments. Spinal fusion is typically recommended after other treatments produce ineffective results. It can be used to correct a number of spinal issues, such as if you have experienced injury or trauma to the spine, if your spine is weak due to an infection or a tumor, if you suffer from an abnormal curvature to the spine such as scoliosis or kyphosis, if you have a condition called spondylolisthesis in which one vertebrae slips forward on top of another, or if you have spinal stenosis, which is arthritis of the spine. Our spinal fusion in New York City works to correct these issues by permanently joining together either two or more of the bones in your spine. By doing so, any movement between the vertebrae is prevented, giving you relief from your spinal pain as a result. In order to fuse the bones together, Dr. Casden will use a bone graft, which is usually comprised of bone material from another part of your body. Bone material can also be taken from a bone graft, or a substitute material can be used. Dr. Casden can go through these details with you on an individual basis in order to get a more personalized recommendation. Spinal fusion is typically a procedure that is used after other treatments are tried out first, such as a laminectomy, diskectomy, or foraminotomy. Dr. Casden can let you know which procedures are best suited for you after an examination and consultation at our office.
If you would like to learn more about our spinal fusion in New York City, or any of the other various services that Dr. Casden provides, we encourage you to visit our practice’s main website for additional information. If you have any questions or concerns about our services or another related topic, we highly encourage you to reach out to our staff for assistance, as we are ready and waiting to help you. Dr. Casden and the rest of the staff at our office are looking forward to working with you, and we hope to hear from you soon.