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The Spine is one of the most complicated and significant systems in the human body. Areas of the spine consist of the lumbar region of the lower back, the thoracic region of the middle back, and the cervical region of the neck. The back and neck are the greatest sources of pain and discomfort in the body. In fact, most people will experience back pain in the lumbar region at some point in their life.

OrthoNorCal Orthopedic Specialists’ orthopedic spine surgeons are dedicated to providing an operative and nonoperative approach in treating your acute and chronic spinal conditions. Our spine surgeons strive to offer the highest level of care for the back and neck that helps restore function, reduce discomfort, and prevent further injury. Education, physical therapy, aquatic therapy, medication, exercise, ultrasound, and spinal injections are often utilized as nonsurgical options in relieving spine pain.

Most spine injuries and conditions can be effectively treated through conservative techniques. However, if surgery is absolutely necessary to ensure a complete recovery, our spine surgeons are able to offer the latest advancements in state-of-the-art spine surgery that promotes an effective return to active living. Common spinal procedures our spine surgeons perform include cervical and lumbar spine fusions, artificial disk replacement, cervical, thoracic, and lumbar laminectomy, cervical, thoracic, and lumbar corpectomy, treatment of congenital scoliosis, treatment of adult scoliosis and spinal deformity, treatment of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis, and kyphoplasty.

  • Preventing Back Pain at Home and Work

    The back is subject to wear and tear from daily activities and stresses. Pain may vary in severity and duration. Although the natural degenerative processes that take place with aging cannot be avoided, precautions can be taken at home and your workplace to minimize its impact.

  • Back and Neck Braces

    The spine is composed of spinal bones called vertebrae, intervertebral discs, connective tissue, and muscles. All of these structures provide support, stability, and mobility to the upper body.

  • Medications

    Medications play an effective role in the treatment of back or neck pain. Your doctor may prescribe several medications to help reduce pain and associated symptoms that are caused by unhealthy spinal conditions or deformities.

  • Back Pain Exercises

    Strenuous activities of daily living can stress the back resulting in pain. It is natural at this time to withdraw from activity and rest, but is not helpful in the long run and may actually slow down the healing process.

  • Nutrition and Your Spine

    Nutrients are the chemical components present in food, which provide energy for carrying out normal physiological functions and aid in various metabolic processes of the body.

  • Spine Medications

    Medications play an effective role in the treatment of back or neck pain. Your doctor may prescribe several medications to help reduce pain and associated symptoms that are caused by unhealthy spinal conditions or deformities.

  • Complications of Spinal Surgery

    Possible complications may occur before surgery, during surgery, and after surgery.

  • Spine Comprehensive Medicine

    Spine comprehensive medicine involves comprehensive care of acute or chronic neck or back injuries or conditions. It aims at minimizing your pain, making you as functional as possible and preventing future injury.

  • Spine Rehabilitation

    Dysfunction of the spine can be severely debilitating to one’s ability to perform activities at both home and work. Pain in the lumbar spine (lower back) is the number one reason for missed days of work, followed by the pain of the cervical spine (neck).

  • Healthy Back Tips

    Back and neck pain is the most common health problems experienced by most people, at some point in their lives. People with back pain or neck pain may have trouble performing daily routine activities.

  • American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
  • American Association for Hand Surgery
  • American Academy Of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • The American Board of Pediatrics
  • North American Spine Society
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