Back pain that is so debilitating that it prevents you from taking part in simple day-to-day activities may be relieved by undergoing orthopedic spine surgery. Orthopedic spine surgery can help patients suffering from a variety of neck and spinal disorders that include vertebral fractures, scoliosis, spinal deformities, vertebral hemangiomas, spinal tumors, spinal stenosis, and damage caused by trauma.
The goal of orthopedic spine surgery is to correct problems so pain is reduced. Reducing pain can help increase mobility which will allow you to slowly work your way to being able to enjoy favorite activities that were once off limits.
Properly diagnosing the cause of your back pain is necessary to receive proper treatment. ORCA’s skilled orthopedic spinal surgeon, Dr. Kerr, will work closely with you to not only get a proper diagnosis but to come up with a therapeutic treatment plan that helps you overcome your back pain. The therapeutic treatment plan that is created for you by Dr. Kerr will include procedures, techniques, and treatment options that utilize the latest healthcare technology to treat back pain and correct problems caused by spinal or cervical disorders.
While our practice is a strong advocate for non-surgical treatment, sometimes the only way to relieve back pain is with surgery. Dr. Kerr will discuss all treatment options, non-surgical and surgical, with you so you can make a well-informed decision about your care. His goal is to help you choose the type of treatment that will give you the best results and help you reach your individual health goals.
Once it is decided that surgical treatment is needed, Dr. Kerr can perform the procedure as he specializes in a variety of orthopedic spinal surgical techniques including minimally-invasive surgery, open or traditional spine surgery, and total disc replacement. Some examples of the procedures and techniques Dr. Kerr uses to treat back pain include Kyphoplasty, endoscopic surgery, decompression techniques, fusion, fracture stabilization, cervical disk replacement, and reconstructive surgery.
To help you with the surgical healing process and get you back to good health, Dr. Kerr will not only work with you for your surgical procedure, but he will work with you afterward, too. After spinal surgery, Dr. Kerr will work to create a customized maintenance plan for you. Using a combination of physical therapy, pain management, and stabilization techniques, you may be able to prevent further injury to your back. A customized maintenance plan will also help you properly rehabilitate after undergoing surgery.
If you have been suffering from back pain, don’t hesitate to get help. Be sure to give Orthopedic Research Clinic of Alaska a call today so you can find relief!