Spine

The spine is a complex system involving the cervical (neck), thoracic, and lumbar (low back) regions. With age, all patients develop degenerative disc disease and some arthritis which for most patients is mild and manageable. In some patients, however, the degeneration can be more severe and cause stenosis (pressure on the nerve or spinal cord). Because each vertebra can cause pain in different areas of the body, the pain from the disease can be sensed in the back, leg, neck, or the arms. When patients develop stenosis they can develop arm or leg pain. In severe cases patients can have weakness as well. Most problems are treated without surgery, but when surgery is indicted the goal is primarily to take pressure off the nerves or spinal cord.
In some patients, the spinal column can be bent forward (kyphosis) or to the side (scoliosis). Kyphosis or scoliosis can affect children as well as adults and is best managed by a surgeon with specialized fellowship training and a team approach with all of your doctors. Dr. Verma is the Orthopaedic Spine specialist at Beach Orthopaedic Specialty Institute and is skilled at managing adult and pediatric spine patients with a wide variety of nonsurgical and surgical problems.

Videos on the Spine and Orthopedic Procedures

The BOSI team are specialists in helping you find relief from spinal injury caused by some of the following conditions:

Spinal Conditions:

  • Neck pain
  • Back pain
  • Cervical, thoracic, and lumbar degenerative disc disease
  • Cervical, thoracic, and lumbar disc herniation
  • Cervical, thoracic, and lumbar radiculopathy
  • Cervical, thoracic, and lumbar nerve root compression
  • Cervical and thoracic myelopathy
  • Cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spinal stenosis
  • Cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spondylosis
  • Cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spondylolysis (pars fracture)
  • Cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spondylolisthesis (slip vertebrae)
  • Lumbar Lateral-listhesis
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Spinal cord compression
  • Spine trauma
  • Spine fractures
  • Compression fracture
  • Burst fracture
  • Pathologic fractures
  • Metastatic disease to the spine
  • Adult spinal deformity
  • Adult onset scoliosis
  • Adolescent idiopathic scoliosis
  • Early onset scoliosis
  • Neuromuscular scoliosis
  • Complex spinal deformity

Spinal Surgeries Performed:

  • Cervical, thoracic, and lumbar laminectomy
  • Cervical, thoracic, and lumbar foraminotomy
  • Cervical laminoplasty
  • Minimally invasive Diskectomy
  • Disc replacement
  • Minimally invasive Fusion
  • Occipital-cervical fusion
  • Posterior cervical fusion
  • Anterior cervical diskectomy and fusion (ACDF)
  • Lumbar Posteriolateral fusion
  • Tranforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (TLIF)
  • Anterior lumbar interbody fusion (ALIF)
  • Lateral interbody fusion (LIF, XLIF)
  • Oblique interbody fusion (OLIF)
  • Traditional growing rod placement
  • Magnetically controlled growing rod (MAGEC)
  • Vertebral column resection
  • Pedicle subtraction osteotomy
  • Pediatric and adult scoliosis surgery
  • Tumor surgery
  • Complex spinal deformity surgery
  • Computer navigated spine surgery
  • Robotic spine surgery
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