Q: I need back pain treatment. How will it be decided whether I need surgical or non-surgical treatment?
A: Studies including MRI, X-rays and possible CT scans along with a thorough consultation will help accurately assess what the problem is. Treatment will then be determined based on the results of these studies.
Q: What is usually the root problem of a pinched nerve?
A: Nerves can be pinched from a variety of problems, including but not limit to, disc herniations, bone spurs, arthritis, synovial cysts, fractures and/or deformities such as spondylolisthesis.
Q: What are common symptoms often overlooked by patients that may be signs of spinal problems?
A: In addition to pain, other signs of spinal problems can be numbness, weakness, balance problems, difficulty walking or standing after a short period of time and bowel or bladder problems.
Q: Can you describe the diagnostic technology your office uses?
A: In addition to a comprehensive consultation, we request innovative diagnostic testing, such as a weight-bearing MRI with flex and extension. This allows us to view the spine in its natural upright position, as well as when a patient is bending forward and leaning backwards. This unique physical configuration helps detect certain problems that may be completely missed by any other type of MRI.
Dr. Biscup is a board certified orthopedic surgeon, and has been practicing for more than 30 years. He is recognized for extraordinary results in minimally invasive procedures and regenerative medicine for spine and orthopedic conditions.
A cum laude graduate from Hiram College with a bachelor of arts degree and departmental honors in chemistry, Dr. Biscup also earned a master’s of science in health sciences education at Case Western Reserve University and completed his medical degree at the Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine.