Orthopedic surgery or orthopedics is a branch of surgery that addresses the issues of the musculoskeletal system.
Orthopedic surgeons use both surgical and nonsurgical treatments for musculoskeletal injuries, spine diseases, degenerative diseases like arthritis, infections, or congenital issues.
There are many conditions that can cause the spine to lose flexibility or cause pain in our patients.
More often than not, a conservative approach to treating these symptoms is recommended first. If you experience chronic pain, or non-surgical treatments like medication or physical therapy have not provided you with relief, you might talk with your specialist about orthopedic surgery.
All surgeries come with some kind of risk, but if you are suffering from chronic pain, weakness or numbness, and non-surgical treatments have not provided you with relief, you may want to discuss surgery with your doctor.
Contact us today at Southern Laser Spine for an appointment to discuss options to help with your condition – we look forward to hearing from you!