The Spine Team at Orthopedic Associates
Millions of Americans suffer from back pain. It can make daily activities difficult and sometimes unbearable. The specialists that make up our Spine Team are fellowship-trained, board-certified orthopedic surgeons, physical medicine and rehabilitation specialists, and non-surgical spine specialists. We offer a full spectrum of non-surgical and surgical treatment of spinal disorders, emcompassing trauma, degenerative, and deformity conditions. Should surgery be necessary our Spine Team offers minimally invasive procedures such as microdiscectomy, kyphoplasty, and spine fusion.
In the Hudson Valley, we are fortunate to have three of the finest spine surgeons right here at Orthopedic Associates of Dutchess County. Dr. William T. Barrick, Dr. Richard B. Perkins, and Dr. Nicholas Renaldo have highly specialized training in the latest diagnostic and therapeutic techniques for the treatment of spine disorders including herniated discs, back and neck pain, vertebral compression fractures, scoliosis, and spinal instability.
Why is the Spine Team at Orthopedic Associates Unique?
Our spine specialists work together and successfully treat most spinal problems utilizing aggressive non-surgical treatments. Most spine centers are directed by surgeons who favor the use of spine surgery. Orthopedic Associates of Dutchess County includes orthopedic spine surgeons, as well as physical medicine specialists and a chiropractor. These specialists have advanced training in the treatment of back and neck pain and are successful in helping pateints return to activity, without surgery.
Dr. Richard Dentico, leads our Pain Management specialists in non-operative management of musculoskeletal pathology, which includes arthiritic conditions of the spine, spinal stenosis, herniated discs, radiculopathies, as well as hip and knee ailments.
Dr. Richard Gennaro, our chiropractor focuses on the relationship between the spine and the nervous system. Small spinal distortions or fixations (vertebrae that fail to move) caused by accidents, falls, sports injuries, repetitive movements that gradually wear down body parts, poor posture and chronic tension can all compromise proper spinal biomechanics. Chiropractic is the science of correcting such imbalances.
Persistent pain or disability that fails to respond to non-surgical treatments, may respond better to surgery. One of our spine specialists will evaluate your condition and your response to non-surgical methods of treatment, and together, you and he can determine whether you would benefit from spine surgery. Today there are procedures available to correct some spinal disorders using minimally invasive techniques such as microdiscectomy and kyphoplasty. Dr. Barrick, Dr. Perkins, and Dr. Renaldo are highly trained and proficient in the latest minimally invasive techniques for spine surgery.