Dr. Joshua Rovner's Progressive Spine and Orthopaedics Is Offering Its Services For Those Suffering From Lumbar Stenosis
Progressive Spine and Orthopaedics, a medical center specializing in spinal conditions, spinal surgery, and pain management, is offering its services for patients suffering from lumbar stenosis. The center is headed by Dr. Joshua Rovner, a surgeon certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgeons to practice in New York and New Jersey.
Lumbar stenosis is characterized by consistent lower back pain as well as pain in one or both legs. This condition consists of the narrowing of the spinal canal in the lower back or lumbar spine. As this narrowing takes place, there is extra pressure put on the nerves as well as the spinal cord. These nerves also connect the lower back to the legs, which is why there may also be leg pain, heaviness, or cramping.
Aging can cause the spinal canal to narrow due to repetitive stress over the course of several years. However, as the spinal canal becomes narrower, there are a number of conditions that can arise that irritate nerve roots by compressing the spinal cord. This will ultimately cause pain in the lower back, buttocks, and/or legs. Lumbar stenosis can also be caused by spinal disc shrinkage, which will impede the ability of the disc to separate vertebrae. If the spinal cord ligaments have expanded, then this is also a primary cause of lumbar stenosis. Additionally, deterioration of vertebrae is a common cause of stenosis.
The symptoms of lumbar stenosis include lower back pain that continues through one or both buttocks, legs, and/or feet, radiating pain in the legs that worsens when walking, numbness or tingling in one or both legs or feet, weakness in one or both legs or feet, limited range of motion or difficulty walking, or problems controlling bladder or bowel movements – a condition which requires immediate medical care. Patients can learn more about the condition by following the clinic’s Facebook page.
When a patient comes in for their consultation at Progressive Spine & Orthopaedics, Dr. Rovner will conduct a thorough physical examination to determine the root cause of the problem. He will also extensively review medical history, ordering any necessary tests such as X-rays or MRI scans. By examining the symptoms as well as test results, Dr. Rovner will be able to diagnose the condition and discuss treatment options, including the benefits and risks of each option. Finally, the patient will be able to decide together on the treatment option that is best for them.
Dr. Rovner will usually recommend trying a number of different treatments before resorting to surgery. For example, if the diagnosis is spinal stenosis, then he will recommend modifying activity levels, controlling pain with medication, altering the course of the condition with epidural steroid injections, and physiotherapy. If the condition is severe enough to require surgery, Dr. Rovner will recommend a lumbar laminectomy to treat the problem.
The clinic says that one of the newest, most effective breakthroughs in spinal surgery is Robotic Spine Surgery, which makes spinal surgery more precise and, therefore, less invasive and safer. Dr. Joshua Rovner is one of a small number of doctors in the northeast with the training and ability to perform Robotic Spine Surgery.
When asked about his mission, Dr. Rovner says “I became a spine surgeon to give people with back pain their lives back. Virtually every adult will have back pain at some point. Most times, this pain is fleeting. However, for some, spinal problems become an all-consuming issue that takes the joy out of life. Spinal pain can limit your ability to work, rob you of time with friends and family, and prevent you from living the life you always imagined. When it comes to back pain, conservative treatments are usually the best place to start. However, if conservative treatments fail, spine surgery can often deliver a cure.”
The clinic can be contacted at its phone number 201-227-1299. It can also be reached at its email id firstname.lastname@example.org. More information about the clinic can be accessed on its GMB listing.
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