New Jersey Surgeon for Lumbar Radiculopathy
Jersey Spine Associates is an established choice for residents seeking a New Jersey surgeon for lumbar radiculopathy. We offer surgical and therapeutical treatments for patients throughout the region, from our offices in Marlton, Linwood and Brick. Our board-certified orthopaedic surgeon, Dr. Ravi K. Ponnappan, MD, helps New Jersey residents heal and recover from multiple types of back pain, including in the lower back and lumber regions.
The severe pain of lumbar radiculopathy and sciatica is a result of disc herniation. Disc herniation is when the inner core of the spinal cord leaks out in the space between the discs, usually as a side effect of aging and osteoporosis. In addition to the pain in the back and legs, disc herniation can result in nerve impingement, resulting in weakness in toes and ankles, and numbness in the top of the foot. As anyone suffering from it knows, the pain is debilitating and causes great limitation of movement.
Fortunately, if you are suffering from lumbar radiculopathy, there are non-surgical treatment options available for you, including physical therapy, chiropractic manipulation, and heat or ice therapy. In certain cases, a spinal surgeon can prescribe anti-steroid, anti-inflammatory medications, or oral steroids, for pain management.
Don’t hesitate to call an experienced and capable New Jersey surgeon for lumbar radiculopathy. Reach out to Jersey Spine Associates. We can effectively diagnose the cause of your condition and recommend treatment to help you heal and enjoy your freedom. While Dr. Ponnappan is very capable of performing minimally invasive surgery, we recognize that surgery is a last resort, and we work to help you choose the method that works for you to heal without surgical solutions whenever possible.
Call Jersey Spine Associates today or use this form to request a free review of your MRI or CT scan. We look forward to helping you overcome your pain and live your life again.