Orthopedic & Laser Spine Surgery in Fort Lauderdale
When you’re in need of medical care for pain in your back, neck, or spine, look no further than the experts at NJ Spine and Orthopedic. We are excited to have an office in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and treat a wide variety of conditions. Our award-winning spine surgeons and medical staff offer the latest in research and technology to get you feeling better quicker.
If you aren’t sure what type of care you need, consider filling out our Treatment Finder to discover the options best for you. No matter what your condition may be, the experts at NJ Spine and Orthopedic will offer you world-class treatment centered on you and your comfort.
Typical Causes of Back Pain
Having back pain can be excruciating for days or weeks on end, leaving you with many unanswered questions. What might be comforting to know is that you’re not alone in experiencing back pain. In fact, more than 31 million Americans suffer from back pain at any given time.
There are many different reasons your back could be causing you pain. You can also fill out our pain assessment to more precisely determine where the pain is coming from. From acute to chronic pain, it’s important to know what some of the common causes of pain are:
One of the most common sources of joint pain, arthritis causes inflammation in the joints. This can lead to back pain.
Between the vertebrae are discs of jelly-like cartilage that prevent bones from rubbing against each other. However, over time, this cartilage can rupture, applying pressure to the nerve root and causing back pain.
Muscle strain is the most frequent cause of back pain and most commonly affects the lower back. This strain is caused by stretching and bending muscles in abnormal ways, causing ligaments to stretch or tear. This pain can be acute or chronic.
In people with scoliosis, the front-to-back S-shape of the spine is more of a side-to-side C-shape. The discs and joints in your back shift, which can cause pain in the back and legs. This can result in pain while doing the simplest of activities like walking or even standing.
Spondylolisthesis occurs when the bony part of a vertebra slides forward on the vertebra beneath it. Lower vertebrae are most susceptible to this condition. This issue typically occurs when the spine has already been weakened by other conditions and the discs slip out on their own.
Common Procedures at New Jersey Spine and Orthopedic
The highly-trained doctors at NJ Spine and Orthopedic offer a wide variety of treatment options depending on the type of injury. Here are some of the minimally invasive procedures we offer:
- Lumbar spinal fusion surgery
- Anterior cervical discectomy
- Hip arthroscopy
- Artificial disc replacement
- Laser spine surgery
These are just a few of the procedures we offer. Our award-winning team of surgeons will discuss with you the best options for your specific condition.
The Advantages of Minimally Invasive Surgery
As our doctors discuss treatment options with you, conservative non-surgical methods are always their first choice. However, if your condition continues or worsens after those methods, they may suggest minimally invasive surgery. This type of surgery offers many benefits compared to traditional open surgery, including:
- Smaller incisions
- Less pain
- Faster recovery
- Less scarring
- Decreased risk of error
At NJ Spine and Orthopedic, we use minimally invasive surgery to treat a wide variety of conditions. In general, this type of surgery will allow you to get back to normal quicker.
Expert Spine Surgeons in Fort Lauderdale, Florida
If you’re looking for highly trained physicians, look no further than NJ Spine and Orthopedic. Our spine surgeons and doctors have experience helping patients reduce their pain and go back to the life they were living before their back pain. Give us a call at (855) 853-6542 or fill out our contact form today!
Dr. Monica McPhail-Pruitt
Dr. Monica is a multi-disciplinary pain management expert and an indispensable part of the Altamonte Springs surgical team. She administers anesthesia and provides perioperative pain management. Her patient-focused approach to medicine has made her a favorite among patients. If you have any questions before your...Read More
Dr. Morgan Lorio
Dr. Morgan P. Lorio is a board-certified orthopedic spine & hand surgeon with over 20 years of surgical experience. Dr. Lorio completed his undergraduate education at Lousiana State University – Baton Rouge, where he received a B.S. in Biochemistry. Dedicated to undertaking a career in...Read More
Dr. Scott Katzman
Dr. Katzman is a renowned orthopedic specialist with over 17 years of experience. From when he was first trained in 1989, Dr. Scott has been helping patients with percutaneous and endoscopic discectomy. He is also an expert in spinal disc replacements and has successfully performed...Read More