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Spine Surgery

If you have injured your spine or have chronic back pain, getting treatment right away is crucial. Ignoring a spinal injury will only make it worse, increasing pain and discomfort, limiting your mobility, and affecting your overall quality of life.

At South Island Orthopedics, our team includes board-certified orthopedic surgeons with in-depth experience in treating spinal injuries and spine conditions. Whether you have trauma from a fall or auto accident, or a degenerative condition caused by age, arthritis, scoliosis, or another disease, SIO is here to help with some of the leading spinal surgeons and treatment options on Long Island.

South Island’s Options for Spine Care

SIO’s team is committed to bringing back pain relief without surgery whenever possible. This may include physical therapy, pain management, and other noninvasive techniques.  

When spine surgery is necessary, though, you can expect the most advanced, least invasive surgical method possible. Every patient and situation is different but read on to learn more about what you can expect from spine care at SIO.

Spinal Treatments 

A doctor in a white coat points to a vertebra on a model of a human spine.South Island Orthopedics team works with patients of all ages who have spinal column injuries, as the result of a fall, motor vehicle accident, sports injury, or violent encounter. They also treat:

  • Strains and sprains in the neck and back
  • Fractures 
  • Scoliosis 
  • Sciatica
  • Slipped or herniated discs
  • Slipped or dislocated vertebrae
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Chronic pain 

Symptoms of back and spine conditions can vary widely. For example, after spinal trauma, patients may experience pain, loss of movement, loss of sensation, exaggerated reflexes, and difficulty breathing, depending on the type, location, and severity of their condition. Sciatica, on the other hand, generally causes a burning sensation in the lower back that extends down the leg. 

South Island’s orthopedists evaluate back and neck conditions using multiple methods. These may include:

  • Physical examination.
  • Imaging exams, including x-rays, CT scans, MRI, and beyond.
  • Neurological exams to test muscle strength and sensation.

Older man discusses his back pain with a spine surgeon in an exam room.Depending on the results of the evaluation, the treatment plan may include:

  • Medication to reduce pain and/or nerve damage
  • Immobilization
  • Spinal surgeries, including spinal fusions and spinal decompression
  • Physical therapy 

In the case of a spinal injury or trauma, there is no way to reverse spinal cord damage, but many patients find pain relief and restore functionality through a personalized treatment plan at South Island Orthopedics.

Spine Surgery at South Island Orthopedics

If your back condition needs surgical treatment, you’re in good hands with South Island Orthopedics. Our team of board-certified orthopedic surgeons includes a spine surgery specialist, who is experienced in the latest surgical techniques, including minimally invasive spine surgery techniques.

And thanks to our partnerships with local surgical centers and hospitals, you can take comfort knowing you will receive care close to home, whether you live on the North or South Shore of Long Island, in neighboring Queens, or anywhere in between. 

If you need spine care, contact us today and experience the standard in the best orthopedic care.