Spinal Treatment Options
Discectomies & Decompressions
A discectomy is a common class of surgical procedure that involves the removal, repair, or replacement of a damaged intervertebral disc. Discectomies are usually performed to eliminate the debilitating symptoms associated with bulging, ruptured, or degenerated discs.
Decompressive procedures can be performed in combination with discectomies or as standalone surgeries. Decompressions involve the removal of tiny pieces of bone in order to reverse the excruciating symptoms of a pinched nerve. This class of procedure can be used to treat a vast assortment of disorders, including spinal or foraminal stenosis, spondylolisthesis, or spinal tumors—among many others.
Minimally Invasive Spinal Fusions
Minimally invasive spinal fusions are advised when the structural instability of the spine requires the use of supportive hardware in order to prevent further damage to the spine. Unlike traditional fusion procedures, minimally invasive techniques allow for quicker recovery times and less postoperative pain than outdated methods.
Vertebral Augmentations & Revisions
Vertebral augmentations are sophisticated procedures that use surgical cement to correct vertebral compression fractures and kyphosis that result from osteoporosis or injury. Unlike the other procedures detailed in this overview, vertebral augmentations are performed entirely via needle injection, completely eliminating the need for surgical incision.
Revision spine surgeries are advanced procedures that are performed to correct failed neck or back surgeries. These complex procedures often combine more than one surgical type in order to revise a previously unsuccessful surgery.
Treatment Options at New York City Spine
Ready to redefine your relief?
At NYC Spine, we believe that the key to achieving long-lasting relief is personalized care. We accomplish this through our commitment to being the best and most educated in spine health. It is through this commitment to research and collaboration that we are able to offer our patients diverse and effective options for pain relief.
Dr. Frazier—with over 20 years of surgical experience and Harvard training—is a master of minimally invasive techniques. However, he is also trained to recognize when patients may benefit more from conservative therapies (such as physical therapy) or traditional surgical techniques. When Dr. Frazier recommends a procedure, you can be certain that you’re receiving the best treatment for you—and not a passing fad.
At New York City Spine, we are masters of many techniques and collaborate with a team of local specialists (including pain management physicians and therapists) to design a well-rounded treatment plan that best fits your lifestyle and needs. Interested in a procedure that wasn’t listed on our treatment overview? The procedures presented above represent only a fraction of the techniques that Dr. Frazier routinely performs. To customize your treatment plan today, contact our team at (212) 506-0240 or schedule an appointment using our online form.
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