Spine Care

Los Angeles Orthopaedic Center -  - Orthopedic Surgeon

Los Angeles Orthopaedic Center

Orthopedic Surgeons located in Downtown Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA

If you experience neck or back pain, or other symptoms of a spine problem, you can trust the experts at Los Angeles Orthopaedic Center, located in Downtown Los Angeles, with exceptional care. Board-certified orthopaedic specialists Marc Samson, MD, Tae Shin, MD, and the team offer a variety of spine care treatments to reduce pain and restore spine structure and function. Call the Los Angeles, California, office to book an appointment or schedule one online today.

Spine Care Q&A

What is spine care?

Spine care involves the evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of common spine problems. Los Angeles Orthopaedic Center specialists are experts in their field, offering revolutionary robotics and other innovative technologies and procedures.

What are common spine problems?

Commons spine problems and symptoms you may experience at some point during your lifetime include:

  • Back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Herniated discs
  • Numbness
  • Tingling
  • Weakness
  • Vertebrae instability 
  • Spinal deformities
  • Spine fractures
  • Spinal cord narrowing

You might develop spine pain or injuries because of playing sports, arthritis, osteoporosis, other diseases, genetics, car accidents, improper lifting, or falling down. 

Risk factors for developing spine problems include lack of exercise, poor nutrition, smoking, and obesity. At the first sign of severe or ongoing pain, see the Los Angeles Orthopaedic Center team for an evaluation.

Which spine care treatments are right for me?

To find out which type of spine care is best for you, your Los Angeles Orthopaedic Center specialist discusses your symptoms and medical history. They complete a comprehensive physical exam and look for signs of spinal abnormalities, diseases, and injuries. 

Your provider may recommend you complete blood tests, spinal fluid analyses, bone scans, or nerve tests, as well as X-rays, MRIs, CT scans, or other imaging procedures.

What are common spine care treatments?

Common spine care treatments available at Los Angeles Orthopaedic Center include:

Medications

Taking medications can reduce pain and inflammation and lower the risk of further spinal cord degeneration. 

Physical therapy

Physical therapy stretches and strength exercises help accelerate spinal cord healing, reduce pain, and lower your risk of future injuries.

Injections

Spinal injections help your specialist diagnose the source of pain and offer you relief. They may inject anti-inflammatory medicine, epidural medication, stem cells, or more than one type of injection to give you the best results. 

Radiofrequency ablation

During radiofrequency ablation or neurotomy, your provider uses a fine needle to emit radio waves to damage nearby nerves. Doing so reduces pain signals to your brain.

Nerve stimulators

Your surgeon implants a nerve stimulator device under your skin to deliver electric impulses to targeted nerves and reduce pain signals.

Kyphoplasty

During kyphoplasty, your provider injects cement-like material into your vertebra after creating space for treatment using a balloon-like device. Doing so restores vertebra height to reduce pain.

Surgery

Spine surgery at Los Angeles Orthopaedic Center is a way to repair, remove, or replace tissues in the spine, restore its structure and function, and reduce pain. Surgery can relieve nerve pressure, correct spine narrowing, fuse vertebrae, or replace spinal discs. 

If you suffer from neck or back pain and need spine care, see the experts at Los Angeles Orthopaedic Center. Call the office or book an appointment online today.