Back pain ranks as one of the most common issues affecting Americans with approximately 65 million Americans reporting pain. Of that 65 million,16 million adults will suffer from chronic back pain that lasts longer than three months. If you are one of the millions struggling with daily activities from your back pain, EmergeOrtho—Blue Ridge Region’s back and spine specialists can help you manage your agony.

Receiving medical care from EmergeOrtho—Blue Ridge Region’s back doctors puts you in the hands of board-certified, fellowship-trained, and trusted spinal specialists who have dedicated their lives to helping everyday people return to a better-functioning and higher-quality life.

What Do Neck, Spine, and Back Doctors Do To Help Your Pain?

Our nearby spine specialists will guide you in caring for your pain by evaluating your current state, setting up treatment plans, and discussing potential surgery options, if necessary. We aim to treat all patients with conservative, noninvasive procedures and will only suggest surgery if all these treatments fail to reduce your pain.

Our neck and back doctors have treated patients for a number of back-related issues, including:

Our spine surgeons have extensive experience performing the following spine and neck procedures and treatments:

  • Spine Surgery
  • Lumbar Discectomy/Microdiscectomy
  • Lumbar Decompression
  • Lumbar Hemilaminectomy/Foraminotomy
  • Lumbar Laminectomy
  • Posterior Lumbar Fusion: PLIF, TLIF
  • Minimally Invasive Posterior Lumbar Fusion
  • Percutaneous Posterior Lumbar Pedicle Screw Instrumentation
  • Percutaneous Lumbar Facet Screw Instrumentation
  • Anterior Lumbar Fusion: ALIF, XLIF/ DLIF, AxiaLIF, OLIF
  • Kyphoplasty/Vertebroplasty for Fracture Treatment
  • Lumbar Total Disc Replacement (Artificial Disc Replacement): performed since 2005
  • Numerous FDA Clinical Trials of minimally invasive, motion-preserving technology (Triangle Region)
  • Anterior Cervical Discectomy & Fusion (ACDF)
  • Anterior Cervical Corpectomy & Fusion
  • Minimally Invasive Posterior Cervical Foraminotomy & Discectomy
  • Posterior Cervical Laminectomy & Fusion
  • Cervical Spinal Fusion Procedure
  • Cervical Laminoplasty
  • Cervical Total Disc Replacement (Artificial Disc Replacement): performed since 2005
  • Spinal Decompression
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Scoliosis Correction
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Robotic Assisted Surgery

When To See a Neck or Spine Doctor

There are a number of common symptoms that indicate it may be time for you to see one of our back or neck doctors. A man holds his lower back in pain while sitting on a bed, needing a back doctor. Symptoms should not be ignored as doing so could lead to further and even more severe injury. Common symptoms include:

  • Pain in the back, leg, or foot that feels worse when standing or walking
  • Pain after lifting heavy objects
  • Radiating pain from the neck to the arm/hand or from the back to the leg/foot
  • Weakness in the arms
  • Tingling or weakness in the legs or arms
  • Dexterity problems
  • Weakness that is concentrated in one area of the arm or leg

About Our Neck, Spine, and Back Specialists

The EmergeOrtho—Blue Ridge Region neck, spine, and back specialists have years of preparation and experience in the precise evaluation and treatment of all patients. Their passion to help people regain a higher-functioning life motivates them to perform top treatment, whether it be a simple evaluation, treatment plan, or surgery.

If you want to meet with one of EmergeOrtho—Blue Ridge Region’s orthopedic spine specialists, click here to schedule your appointment and Emerge Stronger, Healthier, and Better.