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Spine Conditions & Treatments

Serving Spine Patients Throughout Orange County

At Newport Orthopedic Institute, we believe in providing comprehensive care for patients suffering from back pain and neck pain. We offer both surgical and non-surgical (conservative) treatment plans including pain management, physical medicine, rehabilitation, and evidence-based innovative procedures.

Giving You Back Your Mobility, Stability & Freedom

Spinal injuries can cause serious difficulties with mobility and performing daily activities pain-free. At Newport Orthopedic Institute, we offer spine surgeries and pain management options in Orange County that are intended to help you restore your regular function as quickly as possible.

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Spine Conditions Treated

Relieving Pain, Restoring Motion

When it comes to treating spinal column injuries and pain, we focus on developing personalized plans for each patient’s unique health needs. In many cases, surgery may be required. Our team of spine surgeons at Newport Orthopedic Institute have performed thousands of spinal surgeries, bringing a collective 60+ years of medical experience to our orthopedic practice. Our spine doctors are highly talented and treat a variety of spine conditions and injuries, including cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine pathologies. We use the most current, evidence-based and advanced operative techniques.

Spine & Cervical Conditions:

  • Arthritis
  • Acute Spinal Fracture
  • Bulging Disc
  • Cervical Fracture
  • Cervical Stenosis
  • Chronic Back Pain
  • Chronic Lumbar Pain
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome / Nerve Dysfunction
  • Compression Fracture from Osteoporosis
  • Coccydynia / Tailbone Pain
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Facet Joint Syndrome
  • Failed Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Failed Back Surgery Syndrome (FBSS)
  • Herniated Disc
  • Kyphosis
  • Myelopathy / Spinal Cord Injury
  • Muscle Strain
  • Neck Sprain
  • Neuropathic Pain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteomyelitis / Bone Infection
  • Osteoporosis / Weak, Brittle Bones
  • Paget’s Disease
  • Peripheral Neuropathy / Nerve Damage of the Hands & Feet
  • Piriformis Syndrome
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy / Pinched Nerve
  • Ruptured Disc
  • Sacroiliac (SI) Joint Pain
  • Sciatica
  • Scoliosis
  • Slipped Disc
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Deformities
  • Spinal Fractures
  • Spinal Infections
  • Spinal Stenosis / Narrowing Spinal Canal
  • Spinal Tumors
  • Spondylolysis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Traumatic Spinal Injury
  • Thoracic Conditions
  • Whiplash

Non-Surgical Treatment Options for Back & Neck Conditions

Different By Design

At Newport Orthopedic Institute, our team approach to spine conditions ensures our patients receive the best care and results. Our board-certified physical medicine & rehabilitation (PM&R) physiatrists are here to offer non-surgical options to treat your spine and back pain. This includes Fluoroscopic-guided (video X-ray device) pain management injections as well as local anesthetic nerve blocks to decrease pain in a specific area of your body before and after surgery. Living with chronic pain can have a negative impact on your daily life and general happiness. Let the spine doctors at Newport Orthopedic Institute help relieve your pain and get you back to the activities you enjoy.

Conservative Spine & Neck Treatments:

Spine & Cervical Surgery Treatment Options

Get the Care You Deserve

Our spine doctors will not typically recommend spine surgery as the first treatment option. However, when conservative, non-surgical treatments do not relieve the pain it may be time to consider spine or neck surgery as a treatment option. Our board-certified orthopedic surgeons are fellowship-trained to specialize in treatments specific to spine and cervical conditions and disorders. They offer the most advanced, evidence-based surgical teatment options to relieve back and neck pain.

Surgical Treatment Options for Spine & Cervical Conditions:

  • Artificial Disc Replacement
  • Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion (ACDF) and Instrumentation
  • Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion (ALIF)
  • Bone Grafting
  • Complex Surgical Reconstruction
  • Decompression
  • Discectomy
  • Disc Replacement Surgery (Cervical and Lumbar)
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Kyphoplasty (Cervical and Lumbar)
  • Laminectomy
  • Laminotomy
  • Lateral Lumbar Spinal Fusion
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Neuromodulation Surgical Implantation (Cervical and Lumbar)
  • Posterior Cervical and Lumbar Microdiscectomy / Microdecompression
  • Posterior Cervical Fusion with Instrumentation
  • Sacroiliac Joint Fusion / SI Joint Fusion
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spine Stabilization
  • Spinal Instrumentation
  • Spine Arthroplasty (Cervical and Lumbar)

How do I know if spine surgery is right for me?

When conservative (non-surgical) treatments such as medication, physical therapy, injections and exercise have been tried, but still do not alleviate your back or neck pain, it may be time to seriously consider undergoing back surgery. Your final decision to proceed with spine surgery or not, will greatly depend on the level of pain your are experiencing, the limitations to your normal daily activities, how extensive the surgery is and if there are any adverse complications if surgery is delayed (e.g. foot drop).

Are you a candidate?

If you experience any of the below, it may be time to consult with one of Newport Orthopedic Institute's spine surgeons:

  • You've been diagnosed with a spinal deformity such as: spinal stenosis, bulging disc, herniated disc, sciatica or other chronic spine condition
  • You're having trouble performing daily tasks, standing for long periods of time, exercising or sleeping without pain or stiffness
  • You've aready undergone back surgery and haven't found relief

At Newport Orthopedic Institute our focus is always on you. Our philosophy has always been to put patients first. That's why we won't immediately jump to a surgical solution; we offer a holistic, customized care plan that takes all treatment options into consideration.

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