Types of Spine Surgery

Dr. Jay Reidler, renowned for delivering exceptional spine surgery in NJ / NY, leads our team, ensuring that patients experience a seamless return to an active and pain-free lifestyle. 

At SPINE NECK & BACK, led by Dr. Jay Reidler, we offer a comprehensive range of spine surgeries to address various spinal disorders. Our state-of-the-art facilities in Englewood, Bloomfield, Kearny, and Union City, NJ, are equipped to provide cutting-edge treatments, ensuring the best outcomes for our patients.

Common Symptoms of Spinal Disorders

Patients may experience a range of symptoms indicating the need for spine surgery, such as:

  • Chronic back or neck pain
  • Numbness or weakness in the arms or legs
  • Difficulty walking or maintaining balance
  • Loss of bladder or bowel control
  • Persistent pain despite conservative treatments

Why Spine Surgery is Needed

Spine surgery may be necessary when conservative treatments like physical therapy or medications fail to relieve symptoms. Conditions such as herniated discs, spinal stenosis, scoliosis, or degenerative disc disease often require surgical intervention to improve the patient’s quality of life.

Our approach prioritizes minimally invasive techniques, reducing recovery time and improving surgical outcomes. Dr. Reidler and his team are committed to providing personalized care, ensuring each patient receives the most appropriate treatment for their specific condition.

Treatment Process

Our treatment process includes:

  • Detailed Evaluation: Comprehensive assessment using advanced diagnostics to identify the underlying cause of symptoms.
  • Customized Treatment Plan: Developing a tailored surgical plan based on the patient’s needs.
  • Advanced Surgical Procedures: Implementation of the latest techniques in spine surgery, including:
    • Discectomy: A discectomy is performed to remove a portion of a herniated disc that is pressing on a nerve or the spinal cord. This procedure can relieve pain, numbness, and weakness. It involves removing the damaged part of the disc to alleviate pressure on the spinal nerves.
    • Spinal Fusion: Spinal fusion is a surgery to permanently connect two or more vertebrae in the spine, eliminating motion between them. This procedure can help with stability and reduce pain caused by abnormal movement of the vertebrae. It’s often used for conditions like degenerative disc disease or spondylolisthesis.
    • Laminectomy: Laminectomy is a surgical procedure to remove the back part of a vertebra (the lamina) to create more space within the spinal canal. It’s commonly performed to relieve spinal cord or nerves pressure, often due to spinal stenosis or herniated discs.
    • Foraminotomy: Foraminotomy is a procedure designed to relieve pressure on nerves that are compressed by the intervertebral foramina, the passageways through which nerves exit the spine. This surgery can help reduce pain and improve function for patients with nerve compression.
    • Microdiscectomy: Microdiscectomy is a minimally invasive surgical procedure to remove parts of a herniated disc that is pressing on spinal nerves. This procedure involves a smaller incision and less muscle disruption than a traditional discectomy, leading to a quicker recovery.
    • Spinal Revision Surgery: Spinal revision surgery is performed when a previous spine surgery did not achieve the desired outcome or if the spine develops new problems. It can involve correcting or adjusting the previous work, such as adjusting spinal fusion hardware or addressing new disc herniation.

Empowering Strategies for Spinal Health and Injury Prevention

While some spine conditions are unavoidable, many can be prevented with lifestyle changes and self-care practices, such as:

  • Maintaining a healthy weight
  • Regular physical activity
  • Proper posture
  • Ergonomic workspaces
  • Avoiding repetitive stress on the spine

Navigating Your Future after Spine Surgery

Most patients who undergo spine surgery experience significant pain relief and improved mobility. The long-term outlook is generally positive, with many returning to their normal activities and enjoying a higher quality of life.

Our team provides extensive post-operative care and guidance to ensure successful recovery and long-term spinal health. We focus on patient education and preventive measures to reduce the likelihood of future spinal issues.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I know if I need spine surgery?

Spine surgery is considered when conservative treatments have not provided relief. Symptoms like persistent pain, numbness, or mobility issues may indicate the need for surgical intervention.

What is the recovery time for spine surgery?

Recovery time varies based on the type of surgery and the patient’s overall health, but minimally invasive techniques typically result in quicker recovery.

Are there risks associated with spine surgery?

As with any surgery, there are risks, but we use advanced techniques and personalized care to minimize these risks and ensure patient safety.

Does insurance cover spine surgery?

Most spine surgeries are covered by insurance, but it depends on your specific plan and the nature of the surgery. We can assist with insurance queries.

Can I return to sports after spine surgery?

Many patients return to their sports activities post-recovery, but it depends on the type of surgery and individual healing process. Our team guides safely resuming activities.

Start Your Path to Spinal Recovery with Expert Surgical Care

If you’re experiencing spinal issues and are considering surgery, Dr. Jay Reidler and his team located in Englewood, Bloomfield, Kearny, and Union City, NJ, are here to offer expert guidance and care. With a focus on minimally invasive techniques and personalized treatment plans, we are committed to improving your spinal health and quality of life. Contact us at 201.308.3027 to schedule a consultation and explore your surgical options. Let us help you take the first step towards a pain-free life.

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