Northern California Spine Surgery
Surgical Treatments for Back Pain & Spine Conditions
Back pain is a notoriously difficult condition to treat, but don’t let this discourage you. It’s important to be aware of the difficulties of back pain treatment so that you can better understand the treatment process.
When treating back pain, you and your care team should focus on noninvasive treatments first. These alone are often enough to get results, but even if they don’t, learning what does and does not alleviate the pain helps doctors pinpoint where the problem is coming from. If conservative treatments do not work, but the doctor has a solid idea of what’s causing the pain, surgery may be recommended.
At NMCI Medical Clinic, we provide spine surgery from various facilities in Northern California. Call us at (408) 755-3304 today.
When Is Spine Surgery Needed?
Spine surgery is usually required to treat a condition that has not responded to less invasive treatments, or to confirm a diagnosis regarding a spine condition. Patients who require spine surgery are often dealing with severe pain that justify the need for an operation.
Some conditions treated with spinal surgery include:
- Herniated disc
- Degenerative disc disease
- Spinal tumors
- Bone spurs
Back problems are often caused by compression on the nerves in the spine. The spine is composed of several vertebra separated by rubbery discs of cartilage. If the discs start to degrade or the vertebra start to overgrow, the delicate architecture of the spine can become compromised, leading to chronic aches and pains. Minimally invasive surgery or traditional open surgery may be a solution for these problems, depending on the patient’s condition.
Call (408) 755-3304 to learn more about spine surgery at NMCI Medical Clinic. We have clinics in San Jose, San Mateo, Sacramento, San Leandro, Salinas, and Stockton.
Workers Compensation Experts
We provide medical legal services such as permanent and stationary reports, QME, and AME evaluations. Additionally, our providers can perform Functional Capacity Evaluations (FCE’s) to assess our patients work limitations so they can safely and independently perform their job duties.
We offer a functional restoration program (FRP) designed to help patients cope with chronic pain and whom have had inadequate outcomes from prior treatment and medications. Through this program, you will learn to reduce the negative impacts of chronic pain including depression, anxiety, and social isolation.
We have specialists in the fields of pain management, physiatry, occupational medicine, osteopathic medicine, orthopedic surgery, psychiatry, psychology, acupuncture, physical therapy, and more.