10296 Big Bend Road (@ I-44), Suite 205
Saint Louis, MO 63122
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As an independent spine surgeon affiliated with The Orthopedic Center of St. Louis, Dr. Benjamin Crane, MD, offers personalized care. Don’t let pain hinder you from enjoying life and doing the things you love. Let Dr. Benjamin Crane, MD, help you get your life back!
Contact us today to schedule an appointment at our orthopedic clinic in Kirkwood, MO.
Spinal Conditions We Can Treat
Dr. Crane uses world-class practices and technology to treat the following spinal conditions at our Kirkwood orthopedic clinic:
Cervical radiculopathy occurs when the nerves in the neck are compressed, causing pain, numbness, and tingling sensations that extend down the arms.
Cervical myelopathy is a condition that occurs when the spinal cord in the neck compresses, causing weakness, numbness, and balance issues.
When a crack in the outer part of a vertebral disc allows the soft inner portion to protrude, it can cause a herniated disc. Pain, numbness, and weakness due to possible nerve compression are common symptoms.
Kyphosis is a condition where the spine curves too much outward, resulting in a hunchback appearance, rounded shoulders, and long-term pain.
Lumbar stenosis occurs when the spinal canal in the lower back narrows, resulting in pressure on the nerves and spinal cord. This pressure causes pain, numbness, tingling, and weakness in the lower part of the body.
Degenerative discs refer to the gradual deterioration of the discs between the vertebrae. It may result in weakened support and heightened pain.
Spondylosis is when the spine degenerates due to aging and wear and tear. It changes the vertebrae, causing stiffness, decreased mobility, and pain.
Myelopathy is a condition that occurs when the spinal cord function is negatively impacted by factors such as compression or trauma. It can cause symptoms like reduced motor skills, coordination and balance problems, and limb numbness.
Compression fractures cause the vertebral bodies of the spine to collapse, leading to pain, limited mobility, and weakened support.
Caused by bacteria, epidural abscesses are localized infections that affect the spinal canal. They can cause inflammation, severe pain, and compression of nerves and the spinal cord.
Metastatic cancer of the spine occurs when cancer spreads from another part of the body and forms tumors on the vertebrae. Symptoms include pain, weakness, and difficulty with movement.
Stress fractures can occur in the spine’s bones due to repetitive physical activities like running and jumping. These fractures are tiny cracks that cause chronic pain and limited movement.
Osteomyelitis is caused by bacteria and results in painful inflammation of the bone. Similarly, discitis causes stiffness and pain in the spinal discs between the vertebrae.
When nerves in the lower spine compress, it can cause lumbar radiculopathy. The condition leads to pain, numbness, and weakness that spreads down the legs.
Why Choose Our Orthopedic Clinic in Kirkwood, MO?
Board-Certified, and Fellowship trained. At our orthopedic clinic in Kirkwood, MO, Dr. Crane upholds high integrity and creates personalized plans to help patients on their journey to recovery. His ultimate goal is to ensure everyone can resume their favorite activities.
Dr. Crane is committed to providing excellent care by using up-to-date technologies, following evidence-based practices, and tailoring treatment to fit every patient’s needs. Patient care is always his top priority, and he is highly dedicated to delivering superior service.
His professional affiliations are far-reaching and include the following renowned organizations:
- American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)
- The American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS)
- Missouri State Medical Association (MSMA)
- North American Spine Society (NASS)
- St. Louis Spine & Orthopedic Surgery Center
- SSM Health
- St. Luke’s Hospital
Schedule an Appointment Today
At our orthopedic clinic in Kirkwood, MO, you can be confident that Dr. Benjamin Crane and his team offer world-class services to help you return to the life you love. We use the latest technology and methods to personalize treatment plans for every patient’s needs.
Contact us today to learn how we can help you manage your pain and enjoy life to the fullest.