Our spine surgeons specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of the spine including the neck (cervical), mid back (thoracic) and lower back (lumbar). We take care of all aspects of spinal disorders and injuries from degenerative to traumatic.
Directed by highly trained and experienced spinal surgeons, the SMOC Spine Center finds most back pain patients can be treated non-operatively. Featuring an on-site fluoroscopy suite and alternative treatments such as acupuncture, the Spine Center makes treatment more convenient and effective for SMOC patients suffering from back pain. When surgery is necessary, SMOC has fellowship trained physicians who have received extensive education in new techniques to treat disorders of the entire spine, including total disc replacement surgery.
Dr. Goss, Dr. Fox and Dr Guinand are extensively trained in the latest techniques to treat spinal disorders including fluoroscopic guided epidural steroid injections, sacroiliac joint and facet joint injections, Kyphoplasty surgery for compression fractures, inter body fusions and total disc replacement surgery.
Spine surgeons are the best resource in determining the management options for patient care from conservative non-invasive treatments such as simple exercises to surgical procedures. The goal of our spine surgeons here at SMOC is recovery of joint function.
AREAS OF SPECIALTIES INCLUDE
- Disc Problems
- Spinal stenosis
- Cervical and Lumbar Fractures and dislocations
Physical signs indicating you should seek out the care of a Spine Surgeon:
- Changes in bowel and bladder function, causing incontinence or difficulty controlling your bowel movements.
- Muscle weakness in the legs, a feeling of instability when you walk, or progressive decrease in the distance that you can walk.
- Pain or numbness that travels down your legs, especially when it is worse with sneezing, coughing or sitting down.