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Spine Care

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Most patients that are seen by a spine surgeon are better treated with nonoperative options rather than with spine surgery. These options include activity modification, physical therapy, anti-inflammatory medications and interventional pain procedures, such as epidural and facet injections.

Patients who are considered for surgical intervention typically have symptoms that persist after nonoperative management and have findings of significant spinal stenosis (narrowing of the space around the spinal cord and nerve roots) or other problems on their magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans or other imaging studies. For many, the symptoms interfere with work, family and their ability to be productive and active.

For the right patients with particular findings on their MRI studies, minimally invasive options allow spine surgeons to take care of the problem and get patients back to their activities more rapidly than with conventional surgical procedures.

Suburban Hospital’s spine surgeons utilize their clinical expertise to establish an accurate diagnosis quickly and develop a plan of care that fits the needs of each patient suffering from a spinal injury, deformity and/or pain. They are:

Ira Fisch, M.D.OrthoBethesda301-530-1010
Michael Goldsmith, M.D.Summit Orthopedics301-657-9876
Jeff Jacobson, M.D.Johns Hopkins Neurosurgery301-896-6069
A. Jay Khanna, M.D.Johns Hopkins Orthopaedic and Spine Surgery301-530-3220
David Lin, M.D.Johns Hopkins Neurosurgery301-896-6069
Navin Sethi, M.D.OrthoBethesda301-530-1010
Quoc-Anh Thai, M.D., FAANS, FACSJohns Hopkins Neurosurgery301-896-6069

Common problems that our team of specialists treats include:

Spinal Stenosis

Spinal Stenosis can cause pain, numbness and/or weakness in the arms and legs. It often occurs due to age-related degeneration of the spine in middle-aged to older people and due to herniated discs in younger patients. However, spinal stenosis can also result from injuries such as fractures, congenital (from birth) conditions, infections and tumors. Learn more and see what real patients have to say in this New Directions article. You can view video simulations of their procedures here:

Get more information about numerous disorders of the spine and their treatment.

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