Our back doctors at Flagstaff Bone & Joint are recognized experts in the diagnosis and treatment of back injuries and conditions.
The majority of back pain symptoms in patients come from inflammation due to an acute injury or overuse. Understanding and adhering to proper posture and lifting techniques can help decrease your chance for sustaining a back injury, such as a fracture, herniated disc, or strained muscle. However, not all causes of back pain are as easily preventable; pain can also arise from a chronic or degenerative condition or from conditions that may spontaneously occur, such as disc herniations.
When to See a Back Doctor Near You
It’s important to seek treatment and care from one of our back specialists before your condition worsens if you are experiencing any of the following symptoms of back pain:
- Neck pain that radiates down to the arm/hand
- Back pain that radiates down to the leg/foot
- Pain that increases in the back, leg, or foot with standing or walking and is relieved by sitting
- Back pain following heavy lifting, especially if you have osteoporosis
- Numbness, tingling, or weakness in the arms or legs
- Nerve or dexterity problems in the arms and hands
Patients should also seek medical treatment from a doctor if they have pain after a fall or injury, and/or are experiencing trouble urinating, a fever, or unintentional weight loss, as these symptoms could be a sign of a serious problem requiring immediate treatment by an orthopaedic specialist who specializes in the back, neck, spine, pain management, or spine surgery.
Common back, neck, and spine orthopaedic conditions patients suffer from include:
- Chronic pain
- Degenerative disc disease
- Neck pain
- Sciatica pain
- Spinal stenosis and other spinal conditions
- Upper and lower back pain
At Flagstaff Bone & Joint, we understand that pain in the back can make everyday activities difficult. Our orthopaedic doctors and surgeons who specialize in the back know that proper diagnosis is paramount in determining the most effective care plan for your individual condition and work collaboratively with our pain management doctors and physiatrists to provide you with the best treatment options and determine your individual treatment plan.
Our doctors specialize in the following surgeries and treatments:
- Anterior lumbar discectomy and fusion
- Cervical disc arthroplasty
- Cervical laminoplasty
- Lumbar laminectomy and foraminotomy
- Minimally invasive surgical techniques
- Physical therapy
- Revision spine surgery
- Spinal cord stimulators
- Thoracic discectomy
- Thoracic kyphosis
- Thoracic laminectomy
Why Choose Flagstaff Bone & Joint?
Our back doctors and surgeons at Flagstaff Bone & Joint have completed additional training specifically in the back, neck, and spine and see patients at our Flagstaff, Kingman, and Cottonwood locations. With this advanced training, Dr. John Hall, Dr. Ross Jones, Dr. Marshall Meier, and Dr. Nathan Swain have the experience and expertise to assess, diagnose, and treat your back injury or condition, exhausting conservative treatment options first before exploring surgery.