Back pain is one of the most common reasons why people seek medical attention every year. Persistent backaches can hinder your work and interrupt your life. Deformities, instability, injury, and degeneration of spinal discs are some causes of back pain.
There are a lot of treatments (non-surgical and surgical) that can help treat or manage back pain. While doctors always attempt to treat back pain through non-surgical means whenever possible, there are situations when surgery is absolutely necessary.
If your spinal pain or issue is not treatable through non-surgical means, your doctor may recommend spine surgery. Depending on the underlying cause of your back pain, your doctor may recommend a variety of spinal surgeries.
As orthopedic surgeons, orthopedic spine doctors concentrate primarily on repairing problems of the cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spinal anatomy. These surgeons spend every day assessing, diagnosing, and treating patients with spine-related injuries and conditions, including:
- Degenerative disc diseases
- Herniated discs
- Neck pain
- Spinal cord compression
- Spinal deformities
- Spinal stenosis
- Vertebral fractures