TREATMENT OF SPINAL DISORDERS: PINCHED NERVES
NJ orthopedic doctor Robert A. Kayal is an expert in the treatment of spinal disorders. Many of these spinal disorders involve the lower back. In fact, lower back pain is one of the most common medical problems reported by all patients. While the severity and cause of back disorders vary, one thing common to most of these disorders is the major impact that lower back problems can have on patients’ lives. Regardless of the cause and severity, the spine surgeons at Kayal Orthopaedic Center are specialists in diagnosing and treating lower back conditions, including:
NJ spinal surgeon Robert A. Kayal treats pinched nerve conditions with a wide range of alternative methods. If necessary, Dr. Kayal can also perform minimally invasive endoscopic procedures with small incisions instead of traditional open back surgery, which reduces recovery time and postoperative pain. Since surgery is typically performed on an outpatient basis, spinal patients often return home the same day of the procedure.
What Causes Pinched Nerves?
Pinched nerves can occur in different parts of the body—from the neck down to the lumbar spine. Fractures, bulging or herniated discs, or diseased spinal discs may compress adjacent nerve roots: impairing the nerve’s function and sending radiating pain through the neck, buttocks and legs. Although injuries are common contributors to pinched nerves, other factors such as poor posture, obesity, pregnancy and repetitive back stress may cause nerve pressure and aggravation—leading to chronic headaches, tingling and numbness.
Treatment for Pinched Nerve Conditions
Kayal Orthopaedic Center, PC will review the spinal patient’s medical history and identify which nerve is affected. Spinal disorders such as pinched nerves may be treated with rest, physical therapy and medication. However, if symptoms do not improve or damage is severe, your New Jersey orthopedic surgeon may recommend minimally invasive spinal surgery to repair a damaged disc or clear the nerve pathway.
Kayal Orthopaedic Center is conveniently located in Ridgewood, NJ and Franklin Lakes, NJ, and our New Jersey spinal group treat patients from Passaic County, Bergen County, Hudson County, and Essex County. To find out more about spinal disorders and pinched nerves, visit our patient information center. When you’re ready for an in-office consultation, call or email our board-certified NJ orthopedic team to schedule an appointment.