Our Physicians

Jaideep Chunduri, M.D.

Kyphoplasty and Vertebral Compression Fractures

What is Osteoporosis?  How is it diagnosed?  What are the potential complications?  What treatments are available? Osteoporosis is a disease that affects women more than men and is most often seen after the age of 50 in postmenopausal females.  Risk factors for osteoporosis include a diet ...


Technologies for Spinal Safety

There are several technologies that are available in assisting the surgeon to accurately place hardware in the spine in addition visualization of the anatomy.    These include neurological monitoring, the use of intra-operative X-ray, and the computer assisted spine surgery often known as spinal navigation. Neurological ...


Surgical Options in Cervical Radiculopathy

There are several causes of cervical radiculopathy (nerve pain radiating from the neck to the arm or shoulder blade) including a herniated disc or stenosis (tightness around the nerve from arthritis or degenerative disc disease).  The two options include the more common Anterior Cervical Discectomy ...


Spinal Stenosis: Diagnosis and Treatment Options

Spinal stenosis is a common entity found in patients above the age of 50 and can involve a multitude of symptoms from radicular (in the distribution of a specific nerve roots) to neurogenic claudications (back or leg pain worsened by walking variable distances and relieved with rest or bending forward).  ...


Cervical Spine Radiculopathy

Neck pain with radiation down the right or left arm is known as Cervical Radiculopathy or what people consider a “pinched nerve”.  This can result in pain in the neck travelling down the shoulder, shoulder blade, arms, and hands resulting in pain, weakness, as well as numbness and/or tingling depending ...


Cervical Myelopathy (spinal cord compression)

Cervical Myelopathy (spinal cord compression) is a clinical syndrome that results from the disruption or interruption of the normal signals transmitted from the brain through the spinal cord.  This can cause symptoms in the arms, legs, and bowel and bladder function depending on the severity of the ...


Back Pain: Common Causes, Symptoms and Treatments

No matter your fitness level, back injuries can drastically change the course of your athletic career and personal life. Why? Acute and chronic back pain appears in many forms, and can affect more parts of the body than simply the spinal area. Depending on the severity of the injury and symptoms, the ...


Proper Lifting Technique to Avoid Back Injuries

More than one million injuries are sustained in the workplace each year. Back injuries, in particular, account for 1 in 5 of these injuries and is the single leading cause of disability worldwide. At Beacon Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine, we frequently treat patients suffering from occupational ...


3 Ways to Reduce Office Back Pain

You were designed to be active. Unfortunately, despite the substantial body of research which concludes that a sedentary lifestyle leads to severe back problems as well as other serious health conditions, the average person spends approximately 55% of their waking hours sitting, according to a study ...


Spine Care for Teen Athletes

Tips For Keeping Teens Active And Healthy from a Spine Care Specialist As a general rule, today’s teens are more sedentary and internet-focused than ever before, but you wouldn't know it by looking at the patients Dr. Jaideep Chunduri is seeing. “In my practice, we’re seeing kids who are very, ...


Spine Conditions and Procedures

Utilize the program below to learn more about specific spine conditions, procedures, and treatment options. Not all surgical treatments are best for all patients. This tool is intended to provide the viewer with additional information about surgical options related to specific spine conditions. For additional ...


Sacroiliac Joint Disorders & Treatment

Where is the sacroiliac joint? The sacroiliac joint connects the last segment of the spine, the sacrum, to the pelvis. The integrity of the sacroiliac joint depends on strong ligaments that encase and cover the joint. These ligaments compress and stabilize the joint. How the sacroiliac joint causes ...


What is Computer Assisted Surgery?

The use of technology plays a vital role in the advancement of medical procedures. Computer Assisted Surgery uses a specialized software to create a virtual, 3-D model of a patient's spine, which essentially provides an exact road map for surgeons to follow. Click here to learn more about this technology ...


What is the Physician Assistant's Role?

At Beacon Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine, there are many Physician Assistants that work with the physicians in the office and also assist in the operating room. Each Physician-PA team has developed their own working relationship to give our patients the best care and to allow the physician to work ...