The most common spine-related complaints are low back pain and neck pain. Most Americans experience some form of back pain at least once in their lifetime, and it can be debilitating. In particular, back pain is complex to diagnose and treat, because it can manifest as sudden or chronic, constant or intermittent, localized or radiating throughout the back. This type of spine pain can also be a dull ache or sharp stab of pain.
While different in its scope, there is most often a single cause that can be determined with a proper examination from an orthopedic spine surgeon like Dr. Kevin James of Advanced Spine & Orthopedics in Southlake, TX.
Back pain can be caused by muscle, ligament nerve, or spine injuries. It can also be caused by normal wear and tear, aging, poor posture, and degenerative disease such as arthritis. Oftentimes, these causes of back pain can lead to ongoing spinal disorders. Orthopedic spine surgeon Dr. Kevin James treats many spine disorders, some of which include:
Typically, a small percentage of those experiencing back pain require surgery. Dr. James and the team at Advanced Spine & Orthopedics will pursue conservative, non-surgical treatment options first. However, for certain types of spine and nerve conditions, or if non-surgical options have failed, spine surgery may be recommended.
Our board-certified orthopedic spine surgeon uses the most advanced back surgery techniques to treat the injury. Some of the surgical techniques include: