NY Spine Medicine

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Managing Spondylosis | NY Spine Medicine

As people age, the composition of the cartilage in the body changes, resulting in thinner and more fragile cartilage. These changes cause the joints that stack the vertebrae to wear down over time. This condition can affect any level of the spine.

At NY Spine Medicine we have many procedures to reduce the pain caused by spondylosis. We stand by our philosophy of trying the least invasive procedures first and always reserve surgery as the last option, only after exhausting all other methods of treatment. We will review all of the options with you and develop a plan of recovery that works within your ideals of treatment.

Common procedures that we use for the treatment of spondylosis include facet nerve block or radiofrequency rhizotomy. All of these procedures are minimally invasive and cause little to no discomfort. Delivery of medication is done with a fluoroscopic guidance system that ensures the most accurate delivery of medication directly to the affected area. These procedures may be used in conjunction with other traditional treatments such as physical therapy.

Not only do these procedures alleviate pain, but they also improve or cure the underlying problem. We do not mask pain. We improve the underlying abnormalities.