Spine Surgery in Crown Point, IN
Neck and Back Pain Treatment
Spine surgery is one of the most delicate orthopaedic procedures and requires the expertise of a highly trained and experienced specialist.
At Orthopaedic Surgical Consultants in Crown Point, Indiana, we offer advanced treatments for a wide variety of thoracic (mid-back), lumbar (lower back), and cervical (neck) conditions, including:
Often, the symptoms indicating a spinal problem can be relieved with bracing, medication, and/or rehabilitation. For example, neck or back pain can be treated with epidural steroid injections, trigger point injections, or cervical selective nerve root blocks.
If these conservative treatment methods prove ineffective and the level of pain is ongoing and debilitating, surgery may be necessary to provide relief. For instance, if a nerve or the spinal cord is compressed, resulting in loss of function, a surgical procedure may be the only viable solution to bring you long-term relief.
Dr. Bernard Rerri at Orthopaedic Surgical Consultants is specially trained to perform spine surgery for neck and back pain caused by such conditions as herniated disc, myelopathy, degenerative disc disease, radiculopathy, and foraminal stenosis. Thoracic spine surgery may be performed to treat similar conditions, as well as compression fractures, and lumbar spine surgery may be performed to treat all of the above, plus sciatica and spondylolisthesis (slipped vertebrae).
Common Spine Surgeries
Some of the spine surgeries we perform are:
- Discectomy – involving the removal of the herniated portion of a disc to relieve the irritation and inflammation of a compressed nerve.
- Laminectomy – involving the removal of overlying bone of the spinal canal, thus relieving nerve pressure caused by spinal stenosis.
- Kyphoplasty and vertebroplasty – involving the addition of bone cement to stabilize a spinal fracture.
- Spinal fusion – involving the permanent connection of two or more bones to stabilize a spinal fracture or eliminate painful motion between vertebrae caused by a degenerated or injured disc.
Spine Surgeons in Northwest Indiana
Surgical intervention for a neck or back condition requires the expertise of a highly skilled spine surgeon like Dr. Bernard Rerri at Orthopaedic Surgical Consultants. To find out if you are a candidate for spine surgery, contact us at our office by calling (219) 662-2279 or use our convenient online Request an Appointment form.