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Posterior Cervical Decompression
Posterior Cervical Fusion
Anterior Cervical Decompression with Fusion
Cervical Artificial Disc Replacement
– The treatment option for the cervical spine have expanded dramatically over the past 5 years.
– Cervical disc replacements maintain motion at the injured segment and relieve pain.
– It is important to be aware of all of your options prior to proceeding with a surgical intervention.
Pain in the neck and radiating arm pain are hallmarks of a pinched nerve and or an injured disc. The treatment option for the cervical spine have expanded dramatically over the past 5 years. Historically, Fusion with a plate was the only option. We are now able to perform many motion preserving procedures including micro decompression and cervical disc replacement that maintain motion at the segment and relieve the pain in the neck/arms and headaches. The cervical fusion techniques have advanced as well. Cervical plating has been established to lead t breakdown of the nearby disks. The newer minimally invasive fusion techniques are zero profile which limits the surgery to the disc space and preserves all of the normal tissues around the injured disk. This may directly led a decrease in the need for surgery in the future. As we advance in the field of spine surgery it is important to be aware of all of their options prior to proceeding with a surgical intervention.
“Utilizing modern muscle sparing techniques and specially designed instrumentation, most patients go home within 23 hours of their procedure.” – Nitin Khanna MD
Nitin Khanna M.D. is considered a pioneer in the field of minimally invasive outpatient surgery with many research publications, presentations at international spine meetings, and textbook chapters. Surgeons from around the world have traveled to learn his spine surgery techniques. He is the first to present on his outpatient results utilizing the MAS PLIF procedure at the International Society for the Advancement of Spine Surgery in Boca Raton, Florida.
Nitin Khanna M.D. is a founding member of the Center for Minimally Invasive Surgery. In a rapidly changing health care world, corporate medicine has fundamentally altered the patient experience. We had the opportunity to create a patient focused advanced care system that was borne from our surgeon experience. The goal was to create a center that treated patients the way we would want a family member treated.
Posterior Lumbar InterboLumbar procedure.
Extreme Lateral Interbody Fusion (XLIF).
Sacroiliac Joint Fusion
Patient education video on the Cervical disk replacement procedure
Dr. Khanna is a proud member of The Better Way Back program. This complimentary service helps patients understand and feel comfortable about the surgical journey by speaking with fellow patients that have undergone the procedure.
There is Life after Back Surgery
Chronic back pain affects 1out of every 10 Americans. The men and women who suffer from this condition often feel helpless and isolated,which can actually aggravate their symptoms. The simple act of connecting with asympathetic person, who truly understands what they’re going through, can be extremely beneficial. Research suggests that staying positive and receiving emotional support can accelerate recovery from surgery.
TheBetterWayBack is a community that provides hope, support, and information for patients considering the XLIF (eXtreme Lateral Interbody Fusion) procedure or the MAS PLIF (Minimally Invasive Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion) procedure.
If you have been indicated for an XLIF or MAS PLIF procedure and would like support before or after your procedure, then The Better Way Back is here to help. The program can provide patient education materials about these procedures and pair you with a Patient Ambassador who can talk with you about their personal experience having back surgery.
For more information about The Better Way Back or to speak to a PatientAmbassador, visit www.thebetterwayback.org or contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 1-800-745-7099.
Physical medicine and rehabilitation (PM&R), also known as physiatry or rehabilitation medicine, is intended to increase and restore functional ability and quality of life to those with physical impairments or disabilities affecting the brain, spinal cord, nerves, bones, joints, ligaments, muscles, and tendons. A physician having completed training in this field is referred to as a physiatrist. Unlike other medical specialties that focus on a medical “cure,” the goals of the physiatrist are to maximize patients’ independence in activities of daily living and improve quality of life.
Physiatrists are experts in designing comprehensive, patient-centered treatment plans, and are integral members of the care team. They utilize cutting-edge as well as time-tested treatments to maximize function and quality of life for their patients, who can range in age from infants to octogenarians.
PM&R physicians have a broad range of knowledge including musculoskeletal, neurological, rheumatological and cardiovascular systems.
Some of the common diagnoses and populations seen by inpatient physiatrists include spinal cord injury, brain injury (traumatic and non-traumatic), stroke, multiple sclerosis, polio, burn care and musculoskeletal and pediatric rehabilitation.
Outpatient physiatrists manage nonsurgical conditions including orthopaedic injuries, spine-related pain and dysfunction, occupational injuries and overuse syndromes, neurogenic bowel/bladder, pressure sore management, spasticity management, and chronic pain. Outpatient physiatrists are typically found in multidisciplinary groups consisting of other physiatrists, orthopaedic surgeons and/or neurosurgeons.