14825 North Outer Forty Rd, Suite 200
Chesterfield, MO 63017
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Dr. Benjamin Crane, MD, is an independent spine surgeon affiliated with The Orthopedic Center of St. Louis, providing personalized care. If pain affects your life and the activities you enjoy, Dr. Crane can help you get back on track.
Contact our orthopedic clinic in Chesterfield, MO, to schedule an appointment.
Spinal Conditions Our Surgeon Can Treat
Dr. Crane treats various spinal conditions at our Chesterfield orthopedic clinic using advanced practices and technology.
A herniated disc occurs when the soft inner portion of a vertebral disc protrudes through a crack in the outer part. It may lead to pain, numbness, and weakness due to possible nerve compression.
Kyphosis is a condition in which the spine curves excessively outward, leading to a hunchback appearance, rounded shoulders, and chronic pain.
When the nerves in the neck compress, it leads to pain, numbness, and tingling sensations that spread down the arms, a condition known as cervical radiculopathy.
Pressure on the spinal cord in the neck can cause cervical myelopathy, leading to weakness, numbness, and trouble with balance.
When the spinal canal in the lower back narrows, it causes lumbar stenosis and places pressure on the nerves and spinal cord. In turn, pain, numbness, tingling, and weakness in the lower body typically result.
As you age, the spine can degenerate, causing Spondylosis. Changes in the vertebrae can lead to stiffness, reduced mobility, and pain.
Myelopathy is a condition where damage to the spinal cord from compression or trauma affects its function. Symptoms like reduced motor skills, coordination and balance problems, and limb numbness are common.
The condition “degenerative discs” describes the gradual breakdown of the discs between vertebrae, potentially leading to decreased support and increased pain levels.
Compression fractures result in the collapse of vertebral bodies in the spine, causing pain, restricted mobility, and decreased support.
When cancer from one part of the body spreads to the spine, it results in metastatic cancer of the spine. Those with the condition experience pain, weakness, and difficulty moving.
Repetitive physical activities such as running and jumping can cause tiny cracks in the spine’s bones, known as stress fractures. These fractures can lead to chronic pain and restricted movement.
Epidural abscesses are infections in the spinal canal due to bacteria. These infections can lead to nerve and spinal cord compression, inflammation, and severe pain.
Bacteria cause osteomyelitis, which inflames the bone and causes pain. Discitis causes stiffness and pain in the spinal discs between vertebrae.
Nerve compression in the lower spine can result in lumbar radiculopathy, which causes pain, numbness, and weakness that spreads down the legs.
Why Choose Our Chesterfield, MO, Orthopedic Clinic?
Dr. Crane is a skilled orthopedic spine surgeon in St. Louis with over 13 years of experience. He is both Board-Certified and Fellowship trained. Dr. Crane maintains high integrity at our Chesterfield, MO, orthopedic clinic and develops personalized plans to help patients recover.
Dr. Crane’s top priority is providing excellent care to every patient through modern technologies, evidence-based practices, and individualized treatment plans. He is deeply dedicated to the patients he serves.
His professional affiliations include the following respected organizations:
- St. Louis Spine & Orthopedic Surgery Center
- SSM Health
- St. Luke’s Hospital
- American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)
- The American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS)
- Missouri State Medical Association (MSMA)
- North American Spine Society (NASS)
Schedule an Appointment at Our Orthopedic Clinic in Chesterfield, MO, Today
You’ll receive world-class care from Dr. Benjamin Crane and our Chesterfield, MO, orthopedic clinic team. Using the latest technology and techniques, we customize treatment plans for each patient to assist them in returning to their desired lifestyle.
Contact our orthopedic clinic in Chesterfield, MO, today for an appointment.