Back Pain

Get Back to Life with Advanced Back and Spine Care

Are you suffering from back pain or dealing with a complex spinal condition? Our back and spine doctors in Phoenix are here with safe back and spine care, close to home. We have a team of experienced back specialists who use advanced technology and techniques, combined with supportive therapies, to treat a wide range of neck and back problems as well as minimize the time you need to spend for recovery.

Back and Spine Services at Abrazo Health

Some of the back and spine services we offer include, but are not limited to

  • Tests and screenings to diagnose your condition
  • Development of a customized care plan
  • Advanced surgical spine options
  • Minimally invasive procedures

At the same time, we offer educational classes that can help educate our patients about spine surgery.

Spine Conditions Treated

Meanwhile, the common spine conditions we help treat are, but not limited to

  • Cancers of the spine
  • Cervical myelopathy
  • Disc herniation
  • Herniated disc
  • Pinched nerves
  • Sciatica
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Spine trauma

Surgical Services

When more conservative treatment options are not enough to correct your back or spine problem, our experienced surgeons at Abrazo Health are prepared with special training to help ensure that you get the best possible results.

Advanced back pain treatment options, such as minimally invasive surgeries, are available at Abrazo Arrowhead, Abrazo West, Abrazo Scottsdale and Abrazo Central Campuses. Abrazo West Campus proudly partners with the spine specialist at Abrazo Medical Group. Click here for more information.

Minimally Invasive Surgery

For minimally invasive procedures, our spine surgeons use innovative technology and specialized techniques to provide a less invasive alternative to traditional surgery. This may lead to fewer complications, quicker recovery times, lower risk of infection, smaller incisions, shorter hospital stays and more.

Robotic-Assisted Surgery

The Abrazo Arrowhead Campus and Abrazo Scottsdale Campus use robotic systems, such as the Mazor Renaissance, O-Arm and the Robotic Digital Microscope, that may give doctors greater control and vision during surgery.

The Mazor Robotics Renaissance® Guidance System in a spine program may help improve the execution and outcomes in a wide variety of procedures, such as minimally invasive and percutaneous degenerative repair, pedicle screw fixation for complex spinal deformity and vertebral augmentation. It helps the spine surgeon put together a pre-operative plan by using precise imaging unique to each person.

On the other hand, the O-armTM system is an intraoperative 2D/3D imaging system that is designed to meet the workflow demands of the surgical environment. It can be used in variety of procedures for the spine, cranial and orthopedics in general.

The Robotic Digital Microscope combines state-of-the-art engineering with the latest breakthroughs in optics, video processing and robotic automation to deliver a new operating experience.

Spine Surgical Treatment Options

Abrazo Health has dedicated spinal operating rooms where doctors conduct the following procedures:

  • Microdiscectomy – a minimally invasive procedure for removing disc material that has herniated or moved to an abnormal location, causing pressure on the spinal cord, sac of nerves or spinal nerve roots.
  • Spinal fusion – a surgery to permanently connect two or more vertebrae in the spine, eliminating motion between them.
  • Spinal decompression (laminectomy) – a surgery that creates space by removing the back part of the vertebra that covers the spinal canal, which enlarges the spinal canal to relieve pressure on the spinal cord, sac of nerves or nerve roots.
  • Vertebroplasty and kyphoplasty – a minimally invasive surgical procedure to stabilize a spinal compression fracture.
  • Surgeries for spine fracture and spinal cord injury – are non-invasive, minimally invasive or invasive procedures that aim to decompress and stabilize spinal fractures and treat spinal cord injury.
  • Deformity spinal surgery – involves both spinal fusion and instrumentation to improve the alignment of the spine for those with scoliosis or kyphosis.
  • Spine cancer surgery – is done to decompress the spinal cord and nerves and stabilize the spine.
  • Anterior cervical surgery – is done to decompress the cervical spinal cord or nerves through the front of the neck.
  • Minimally invasive spine surgery – is performed with specialized instruments and techniques.

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How Do I Know if My Back Pain Is Serious?

Almost every person experiences back pain at some point in their life. Back pain is usually not serious, and it resolves itself over time. But you’ll know when it’s more serious and that it’s time to see a back pain doctor in Phoenix if you are experiencing pain along with the following signs and symptoms:

  • Chest pain
  • Difficulty urinating
  • Fever
  • Loss of bowel or bladder control
  • Numbness or tingling around your buttocks or genitals
  • Swelling or deformities in your back
  • The pain comes from the top of your back or between your shoulders instead of the lower back
  • The pain gets worse at night
  • The pain gets worse when you cough, poop or sneeze
  • The pain makes it hard for you to fall sleep or stay asleep
  • Unintentional weight loss

Is it Worth Going to the Doctor for Back Pain?

Without a doubt, yes. Back pain can be a symptom of a more serious health condition. So, if you’re experiencing it, please do not delay care. Schedule an appointment with a back pain specialist in Phoenix to find out the root cause of your pain and to also get the treatment you need as early as possible.

We also understand that the possibility of spine surgery can be frightening for patients. The good thing is our surgeons don’t just have the experience and skills that patients need for a successful surgery. They also have the heart and empathy that can make anyone feel safe, supported and well taken cared of. And since we are a community built on care, we value the importance of bedside manners and how we treat patients and their families. Your safe care is our #1 priority.

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