Spine Surgery

Overview

At Palm Beach Neurosurgery in Jupiter and Wellington, we recognize that choosing the right surgeon for your spine surgery is a big deal. Your spine is incredibly valuable, and we know that your decision will involve questions of trust, experience, and expertise.

Many spinal issues can be resolved without the need for surgery, but if surgery is the right solution for you, you can rest assured that our spine surgeons, serving Delray Beach, Palm Beach, West Palm Beach, and Jupiter, have many years of extensive training and have performed many spine surgeries with excellent results.

We’re skilled in many different spinal surgical techniques, and we will always take the time to discuss your care with you and carefully explain why we feel a particular treatment is right for you and what we expect the outcome to be. Call our Jupiter or Wellington neurosurgery office today to schedule your appointment with an experienced spine surgeon serving Palm Beach, West Palm Beach, Delray Beach, and Boynton Beach.

Back Surgery
Your back is a complex structure. In addition to the nerves and bones of your spinal column, many different muscles also give your back the support and strength it needs to allow you to function in daily life. When you have a problem with any of the structures of your back, the quality of your life can suffer greatly.

Before choosing back surgery as the appropriate treatment option, we will always take the time to consider other options to see if a less invasive, more conservative treatment is available. If, however, back surgery is the right choice, we’ll make sure that you always understand why we’ve made this recommendation.

Our surgeons are skilled and experience in a number of different types of back surgeries. You can rest assured that you are in good hands when you choose to have your back surgery at Palm Beach Neurosurgery, serving West Palm Beach, Palm Beach, Delray Beach, and Palm Beach Gardens.
Herniated Disc in the Back/Neck
Your spinal discs perform several important functions, including absorbing shock between the vertebrae and allowing for mobility in the spine.

Unfortunately, injuries to the discs are quite common and can be caused by everything from a blow to the back to age-related degeneration. If the exterior of your disc cracks, the softer jelly-like interior can push out – this is known as a herniated disc.

Often, herniated discs can resolve with a conservative treatment plan that includes pain-relieving medication and physical therapy. In some cases, however, surgery may become necessary to repair, remove, or replace the herniated disc in the back/neck. We’ll evaluate your case individually to determine the right option for you.

The symptoms associated with a herniated disc in the back/neck include arm and leg pain, which can often be intense, as well as numbness, tingling, or weakness in your muscles. If you are experiencing these symptoms, don’t hesitate to call either our Jupiter or our Wellington neurosurgery office so that we can assess the problem and get you back on the path to wellness by treating your herniated disc in the neck/back. Palm Beach Neurosurgery serves patients in Delray Beach, Palm Beach Gardens, West Palm Beach, and Boynton Beach.
Scoliosis
In most cases, the spine is straight, providing stability to your upper body. In some people, however, the spine curves in a sort of “S” shape. This is known as scoliosis. Scoliosis may be present from birth, a condition called congenital scoliosis, or it may occur as the result of trauma or osteoporosis, in which case it is called degenerative scoliosis.

Several treatments are available to correct scoliosis. Mild curves often don’t need correction and won’t pose a problem. Moderate to severe curves, or curves that are becoming progressively more serious, may be corrected with a brace.

If live in Palm Beach, West Palm Beach, Wellington, or Boynton Beach, and your scoliosis is severe or continually progressing, surgery at Palm Beach Neurosurgery may be the right option. One common type of surgery for scoliosis is called spinal fusion, in which we connect some of your vertebrae to stop independent movement.

We’ll carefully review your case to create a customized treatment plan built around your needs. Call us today for an evaluation with a scoliosis surgeon in Jupiter or Wellington, also serving West Palm Beach, Palm Beach, and Delray Beach.
Spinal Stenosis
Do you have pain along the back of your leg? You might be experiencing spinal stenosis. Your spinal cord and nerves run down through an opening in the center of the spine. If this space becomes too narrow, the nerves are compressed, causing pain. This is spinal stenosis.

Spinal stenosis can happen for a few different reasons. Aging is often a primary cause. When spinal stenosis happens in younger people, it may be the result of genetics. Other causes may be tumors of the spine or trauma.

Several treatment options are available for people who are coping with spinal stenosis and live in Delray Beach, West Palm Beach, Palm Beach, and Jupiter, up to and including surgery. Sometimes improvements in posture can help, along with rest and anti-inflammatory medication. Surgery may also be necessary to relieve the pressure and the pain caused by the compressed nerves.
Surgery of the Cervical Spine
When we are talking about your cervical spine, we are talking about your neck. Different types of cervical spine surgery treat different injuries and conditions.


For instance, decompression surgery is used to relieve impingement of the spinal cord, and fusion surgery treats spinal instability. In some cases, we may combine these two surgeries, since decompression may lead to spinal instability, which then requires fusion to restabilize the spine.

When you need surgery on your cervical spine, you want to know that you are in good hands. The Wellington and Jupiter neurosurgeons at Palm Beach Neurosurgery have extensive experience with different types of cervical spine surgery. Our offices serve those living in Delray Beach, West Palm Beach, Palm Beach, and Boynton Beach. Call today to set up a consultation.
Surgery of the Lumbar Spine
Your lumbar spine is your lower back. Pain in the lower back is one of the most common reasons that people see our neurosurgeons in Jupiter and Wellington, also serving West Palm Beach, Palm Beach, and Delray Beach. Most lower back pain can be treated without surgery, but in some cases, surgery will be necessary to correct the problem and restore comfort and function.

Lumbar decompression is a procedure performed to resolve the pain from a pinched nerve root, which is often caused by either a herniated disc or spinal stenosis.

Lumbar fusion treats lumbar degenerative diseases or spondylolisthesis by stopping the motion of the vertebrae in the affected area.

If you’ve been having lower back pain – especially if you’re experiencing radiating pain or weakness, which usually indicates that nerves are involved – please call us for an evaluation of your lumbar spine in our Jupiter or Wellington neurosurgery offices. We also serve Delray Beach, Jupiter, West Palm Beach, and Palm Beach.
Compression Fracture
When your vertebrae (the bones that make up your spine) break, you have what is known as a compression fracture. The most common cause of compression fractures is osteoporosis, a degenerative disease that causes your bones to become fragile. Other less common causes for compression fracture include trauma and certain types of tumors.

Surgery at our Jupiter or Wellington neurosurgical office may be the right option to treat compression fractures. We may recommend a balloon kyphoplasty, which allows us to add space between the vertebrae; vertebroplasty, in which we use a type of cement to prevent further collapse; or spinal fusion, which holds the bone together permanently. Our office also serves those in West Palm Beach, Palm Beach, and Delray Beach.
Artificial Disc
If you’ve been diagnosed with a herniated disc, you’ll be happy to hear that treatment options have expanded past spinal fusion surgery. In some cases, we can replace the damaged disc with an artificial disc, which is similar in structure to your natural disc and can perform the same functions, such as absorbing shocks and promoting movement. We can perform this treatment in both the cervical spine and lumbar spine region.

Are you a good candidate for an artificial disc? Do you live in Delray Beach, Palm Beach, Palm Beach Gardens, or West Palm Beach? Call our Jupiter or Wellington neurosurgery office to schedule an evaluation.


Spine Fusion
During a spinal fusion surgery, two or more of your vertebrae are permanently joined together to prevent movement. This is one of the most common surgical procedures done on the spine and may be performed after other treatments to return stability to the spine.

Some of the most common reasons that we may recommend spine fusion at our Jupiter or Wellington neurosurgery office include:
  • Fractures and other traumatic injuries to the spine
  • Destabilization caused by infection or tumor
  • Spondylyolisthesis (one vertebrae slipping forward onto the other)
  • Scoliosis, kyphosis, and other abnormal curvatures
  • Arthritis or spinal stenosis
Failed Back Surgery
Have you had a back surgery performed but have not regained function? Are you still struggling with pain? Your back surgery may have failed.

We are happy to assess your problem and determine what caused your back surgery to fail as well as the right treatment moving forward. In many cases, we can correct the issue and turn a back surgery failure into a success story.

Please call our Wellington or Jupiter neurosurgery office today to schedule an evaluation so we can find the right solution for your failed back surgery. Our office also serves those in Delray Beach, Boynton Beach, Palm Beach, and West Palm Beach.



Service Focus: TDR (Total Disc Replacement)


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