Spine Expert Intros Revolutionary Procedure To Reverse Pain, Weakness, Numbness & Cramping In Lower Body

Top Quote Surgical Implant Offers Newfound Hope to Spinal Stenosis Sufferers. End Quote
  • Los Angeles-Long Beach, CA (1888PressRelease) September 01, 2015 - According to the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, an estimated 8 - 11% of Americans suffer from spinal stenosis, a condition that frequently affects those 50+ and is characterized by pain, numbness, weakness and cramping radiating down one's legs, buttocks and lower back. That number is expected to rise as baby boomers age. Up until recently, spinal fusion, which permanently joins the vertebrae together, was the only option for those who no longer responded to pain medication or physical therapy. But that option severely limited the amount of physical activity patients could enjoy.

    Now there's a new surgical procedure that treats those with moderate to severe spinal stenosis and preserves their ability to live active, motion-filled lives with little or no pain. According to spine surgeon Hooman Melamed, M .D., one of only a handful of specialists performing the procedure, it involves inserting a titanium implant to help stabilize the spine.

    The procedure involves making a tiny incision in the affected area and removing aggravating bone material and soft tissue in and around the spine to relieve the pain. Then an implant is inserted and secured to the strongest bone in the back of the spine.

    "So many of my patients are plagued with pain due to spinal stenosis, and it's severely impacting the kind of lifestyle they wish to live," said Melamed. "With this new breakthrough, we no longer have to fuse the spine together to relieve the pain and that is of utmost importance to those who want to enjoy living motion-filled lives."

    Spinal stenosis is part of the aging process. It typically starts when the tissue in the lower spine begins to harden, discs collapse and bulge and bone spurs develop. Such occurrences narrow the amount of space in the spinal canal and cause the nerves to pinch, resulting in pain. Engaging in physical activity - even walking - can exacerbate the condition.

    Inducted into the "Leading Physicians in the World," Melamed specializes in minimally invasive spine surgery and treats a wide range of conditions. He is co-director of the spinal surgery program at D.I.S.C. Sports & Spine Center in Marina del Rey with additional practices in Newport Beach and Beverly Hills, lectures worldwide before colleagues in his field, has published numerous research papers in prestigious medical journals and shared his expertise as a guest on "The Doctors," "Dr. Oz," "Steve Harvey Show," ABC News and many other media outlets. His nonprofit, Back To You," has helped treat those who do not have the resources or health insurance. For more information visit www.thespinepro.com or call (310) 574-0405.

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