South Jersey Spine Treatments
Contact the specialists at Jersey Spine Associates for reliable South Jersey spine treatments. A bad back is nothing to ignore, and untreated symptoms could spell a grim future if not addressed immediately. With Dr. Ravi Ponnappan, patients who trust in Jersey Spine Associates receive world-class treatment and an education that allows them to make appropriate decisions in managing their spinal conditions.
Our medical services include a conservative approach to spinal problems with emphasis on personalized, patient-centered care. We treat most every type of back injury and spinal condition, from disc herniation to failed back surgeries and much more.
Dr. Ponnappan is a proud member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, North American Spine Society, and Cervical Spine Research Society. He is certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons, and has received honors for his research on intervertebral disc disease and cervical spine compressive pathology. He is fellowship-trained in advanced techniques and complex spinal surgery of the cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine. He has devoted his career to helping those suffering from spinal conditions and actively participates in research, teaching, and innovation.
Types of South Jersey Spine Treatments
Anterior Cervical Discectomy
Often shortened to ACDF, anterior cervical discectomy and spinal fusion is a kind of surgical procedure that is used to treat spinal cord compression and disc herniation. When non-surgical treatment options have failed, this surgical procedure may be used as the last result.
Cervical Disc Replacement
Cervical discs act as cushions between the vertebrae in your neck—the cervical spine. When these discs become damaged, it can lead to serious pain due to increased pressure on the central spinal cord or compression of the spinal nerves. To relieve this pain and correct the problem, a cervical disc replacement may be necessary.
Laser Spine Surgery
When it comes to minor spinal issues, patients must decide between laser spine surgery and minimally invasive spine surgery. Each case is different, so it is important to discuss your case with a qualified orthopedic surgeon to determine whether or not you are a good candidate for laser spine surgery.
Lumbar Spinal Fusion
Degenerative disc disease is one of the most common causes of neck and lower back pain. This condition is technically not a disease but a natural consequence of aging, causing changes in the spinal discs, which my lead to compression of the spinal cord, damage to the spinal nerves, and associated pain.
Minimally Invasive Lumbar Discectomy
Damage or degeneration of the discs in the lower (lumbar) spine can put increased pressure on the spinal nerves, causing pain, weakness, and loss of feeling in the lower extremities. A lumbar discectomy is a type of surgical procedure used to remove all or part of a damaged disc in the lower spine.
Revision Spine Surgery
No matter how skilled your orthopedic surgeon is, there is always a risk that a surgical procedure may not work. If a surgical procedure does not have the desired effect, the patient may have to undergo revision spine surgery—a second procedure to correct the problem.
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