Spine & Back

Our board-certified orthopedic spine surgeons have extensive experience in every option for operative and non-operative care to identify the best treatment options for you.

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Why does my back hurt?
The most common cause of acute back pain is muscle strain. Other common causes are degeneration of the discs and facet joints.
Why is my back stiff?
Arthritis of the discs and facet joints in the back can lead to neck stiffness. Muscle spasms also cause back stiffness.
Why do I have pain that shoots down my leg from the back?
Sciatica, caused by disc herniations, bulges, and back arthritis, can cause nerve impingement in the spine, which can lead to radiating pain in the thigh/leg.
What causes a numbness or tingling sensation that radiates through my leg?
Nerves in the spine can get pinched and cause this. Also, nerves can be irritated in the thigh/leg that can cause this sensation.
What are the most common treatments for back pain?
Medications like tylenol, anti-inflammatories, ice/heat, stretching exercises, massage, physical therapy.
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Treatment Options

Back pain can be caused by many different conditions. It can range from uncomfortable to disabling. The fastest route to recovery is correct diagnosis of the problem and the optimum therapy. Our board-certified orthopedic spine surgeons have extensive experience in every aspect of both operative and non-operative care. They work as a team with patients and their families to ensure the best treatment possible.

Spine Anatomy/Conditions

  • Cervical Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Cervical Disc Herniation
  • Cervical Spine Stenosis
  • Lumbar Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Lumbar Disc Herniation
  • Lumbar Spine Stenosis
  • Sciatica
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Scoliosis
  • Spine fractures

Surgical

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Cervical decompression

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Cervical disk replacement

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ACDF

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Lumbar decompression (laminectomy)

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Lumbar microdiskectomy

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Minimally-Invasive Surgery

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Oblique Lateral Lumbar Interbody Fusion (OLIF)

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Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion (ALIF)

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Posterior Lumbar fusion

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Coflex

Non-surgical

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Epidural steroid injection

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Physical Therapy

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NSAIDs

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Medications

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Home Exercise

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Acupuncture

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Chiropractic care

Spine & Back Doctors

Justin Esterberg, MD

Justin Esterberg, MD