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Complex Spinal Surgery

Complex Spine Surgery

Dr.Daniel Ivankovich provides comprehensive back and neck care for patients with complex spine disorders.

As a trained spinal surgeon he is committed to helping patients with complex spine conditions get the most out of life, and offer individualized care to ensure the best possible outcomes. He have perfected both minimally invasive and complex spinal procedures, including reconstructive surgery of the spine.

Conditions  Treated

From diagnosing curvature of the spine in adolescents to treating geriatric degenerative diseases of the spine, our physicians provide comprehensive back and neck care for children and adults with:

  • Degenerative diseases of the spine
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal deformities
  • Spinal fracture
  • Traumatic spinal cord injuries

What are complex spinal disorders?

The spine—what most people refer to as their backbone—is made up of twenty-six individual discs of bone called vertebrae. In a healthy spine, these bony discs fit together smoothly like interlocking puzzle pieces. However, a number of different problems can damage the vertebrae or the surrounding tissues and change the structure of the spine.

This type of damage can occur due to:

  • Infections
  • Injuries
  • Tumors
  • Other spinal conditions, such as scoliosis
  • Age-related changes in the spine, such as spinal stenosis or herniated discs

When spinal disease includes bone changes that put pressure on the spinal cord or nerves, it can cause significant pain.

 

What are the symptoms of complex spinal disorders?

Because of the way the spinal cord is structured and how it functions, damage to the spine often produces specific patterns of symptoms based on where the damage has occurred.

Some of these symptoms may include:

  • Back pain
  • Weakness
  • Loss of feeling, which may include an inability to feel pain, temperature, or touch; in some cases, this may include a loss in the ability to sense where the limbs are
  • Changes in reflexes
  • Loss of bladder or bowel control
  • Erectile dysfunction

Symptoms involving a loss of normal function may be total or only partial. By identifying which functions are lost, Dr. Matusz can pinpoint which part of the spinal cord is damaged and determine the best treatment options for your needs.