When back pain becomes enough of a problem for you to seek Temple back and spine surgeons, call on Jersey Spine Associates. Our orthopaedic surgeon, Dr. Ravi K. Ponnappan, MD, successfully treats patients in South Jersey and the Philadelphia area, and is authorized to perform surgery at Temple University. He specializes in spinal surgery treating the neck, mid-back and lumbar regions.
If your back pain is occasional, it’s likely not something to worry about. If the problem persists and/or worsens over time, though, you should seek treatment. Back problems that require surgery do not just go away. If you’re experiencing numbness in the legs or loss of bladder control, see treatment immediately…this could be a sign of a more serious condition.
In your first appointment, Dr. Ponnappan or an associate will go over your medical history with a physical examination to assess your condition. He will then discuss all of your options with you and make the best recommendation for surgical treatment. If you have any former x-rays, MRIs or CTs, be sure to bring them with you or have them faxed to our office.
Dr. Ponnappan is fellowship trained in advanced techniques, including minimally invasive surgeries, and he has been rated one of South Jersey’s top physicians in orthopaedic spine surgery. Whether your treatment includes discectomy or disc replacement, spinal fusion or laser surgery, including repairing failed past surgeries, Dr. Ponnappan can help you heal your debilitating back troubles and get you back to living your life again.
It’s time to stop suffering and giving in to your back pain. We invite you to look through this website to find out more about spinal conditions and their treatments. We hope you’ll see why Dr. Ravi Ponnappan is a trusted name in Temple back and spine surgeons. Contact us today to book an appointment and we will work with your schedule to see you as soon as possible.