Does arthritis, traumatic injury, scoliosis or fracture have you sitting on the sidelines of life? You need a highly experienced spine surgeon who specializes in orthopedic surgery in Houston, Texas.
If you suffer from back pain, you are not alone. Eighty percent of Americans will suffer from back pain at some point in their adult life. Dr. Kushwaha performs a variety of orthopedic procedures to treat back and spine problems, from muscle strain to herniated, bulging or ruptured discs, arthritis, traumatic injury and scoliosis.
If you need orthopedic surgery in Houston, Texas, you need Dr. Kushwaha. He specializes in spinal procedures including anterior cervical discectomy, extreme lateral interbody fusion, cervical disc replacement, SI joint fusion, lumbar spinal fusion and more.
Anterior Cervical Discectomy
The goal of anterior cervical discectomy and fusion is to reduce pain by limiting painful motion between vertebrae. A metal plate and screws are commonly placed along the front of the cervical spine to provide stability and help increase the rate of fusion. Bone graft is used to fill in the space left after the disc is removed. It is primarily used to stimulate bone healing and help the vertebrae fuse together into a solid bone.
Extreme Lateral Interbody Fusion
Extreme lateral interbody fusion (XLIF) is a surgical procedure used to treat degenerative disc disease. During this surgical procedure, the front part of the lumbar spine is fused from the side. Disc material is removed and a fusion graft is placed into the disc space. The graft is usually bone or a cage combined with bone.
Cervical Disc Replacement
The space between vertebrae can become too narrow and part of the vertebrae or cervical disk may press on the spinal cord or spinal nerves, causing pain, numbness or weakness. Cervical disk replacement is a surgical procedure that replaces a diseased cervical disk with an artificial disk. Cervical disk replacement may be recommended when symptoms do not respond to nonsurgical types of treatment.
SI Joint Fusion
Clinical literature shows that up to 25 percent of all low back pain can be attributed to the sacroiliac (SI) joint. The SI joint bears weight on both sides of the pelvis and has strong internal and external ligaments. With age, stability in the SI joint can decline and the joint can degenerate, resulting in pain and stiffness in the lower back and lower limbs.
Minimally invasive SI joint fusion is one surgical technique used to stabilize the joint, minimizing movement and providing significant pain relief, particularly in the lower back and/or leg.
Lumbar Spinal Fusion
Scoliosis is a medical condition in which a person’s spine is curved from side to side, shaped like an “S” or “C” and possibly rotated. For adults, scoliosis can be very painful. Lumbar spinal fusion may be recommended to help straighten the spine and alleviate back pain associated with scoliosis.
Spinal fusion is a surgical technique used to combine two or more vertebrae. This procedure is used primarily to eliminate the pain caused by abnormal motion of the vertebrae by immobilizing the vertebrae themselves.
Contact Dr. Kushwaha Today
Whatever the cause of your need for orthopedic surgery in Houston, Texas, don’t let your pain impact your daily life any longer. Contact Houston’s experienced orthopedic and spine surgeon, Dr. Kushwaha, today.