Your spine is the foundation of every movement in your body, and the lockbox that protects the central highway of your nervous system. It is an extraordinarily complicated system of ligaments, bones and muscles, which when functioning can produce broad movements, and when injured can bring life to a halt. Proper spinal care involves patience, experience and the sound collaboration of several different disciplines. Stress, strain, traumatic injury, disease and developmental disorders can all lead to back pain, and many of these circumstances can become serious over time. Seeking effective relief from pain and limited movement typically begins with a visit to your internist, but eventually you might be referred to an expert spine management surgeon to discuss some more comprehensive options. Here at the San Diego Orthopedic Surgeon center, we take pride in an approach to spine pain and disorders that addresses the immediate and less obvious causes of your distress. Led by Dr. Robert Afra, one of the best-regarded spine management surgeons in San Diego, our team is expressly conservative in our approach, constantly seeking noninvasive treatments such as medical management with medications, soft tissue therapy, hydrotherapy, and physical therapy. When operative orthopedic spine management does prove necessary, we offer Southern California’s most sophisticated set of diagnostic and surgical technologies to minimize your pain and speed your recovery. Our experience covers a broad range of symptoms and disorders, including:
- Cervical, thoracic and lumbar disk herniations
- Spinal cord compression
- Spine instability
To schedule your own pressure-free consultations with Dr. Robert Afra’s team of spine surgery specialists, please contact us here today.