Spine

Spine

More than 80% of adults will experience significant back or neck pain at some time during their lives.. At Raleigh Orthopaedic, we treat all three segments that make up the spine, including the cervical spine (neck), the thoracic spine (upper back), and the lumbar spine (lower back). Our board certified, fellowship trained spine surgeons bring together many years of experience and expertise to diagnose and treat even the most complex spinal conditions in patients of all ages.

Raleigh Orthopaedic Clinic spine surgeons, Dr. Leonard NelsonDr. Daniel Albright, Dr. Mark Mikles, Dr. Venu Nemani carefully evaluate each patient, and utilize our on-site services, including: x-rays, MRI, and electrodiagnostic studies to determine the cause of the pain. Depending on the diagnosis and other factors, treatment can include medication, physical therapy, exercise, counseling, therapeutic injections and surgery.


Neck

Neck (cervical spine) has a significant amount of motion and supports the weight of the head; however, because it is less protected than the rest of the spine, the neck can be vulnerable to injury and pain. Neck pain is extremely common, and is usually a temporary condition that disappears with time.

The Raleigh Orthopaedic Spine Surgeons, Dr. Daniel AlbrightDr. Mark Mikles and Dr. Venu Nemani treat a wide variety of conditions utilizing conservative alternatives in order to ensure our patients receive the most appropriate care for their cervical spinal condition.

Commonly treated conditions include:


Spine

Low back pain (lumbar) and upper back pain (thoracic) are common occurrences, and the pain can vary from mild to severe, and can make completing everyday activities difficult to do. Since the large majority of back pain improves with conservative care within 2 months, our spine surgeons, Dr. Leonard NelsonDr. Daniel Albright, Dr. Mark Mikles and Dr. Venu Nemani, carefully evaluates each patient on an individual basis, and exhaust all conservative treatment options, prior to discussing surgery. Surgery for lumbar spinal conditions are only considered when the non-surgical options have been tried and failed and if the spine team can pinpoint the source of the pain.

Commonly treated conditions include: