Spine

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Dr. Daniel Albright

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Dr. Mark Mikles

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Dr. Venu Nemani

Our goal is to empower the patient with the tools that will assist them in returning to their highest level of function.

Comprehensive Spine Care

Your spine supports your body and keeps you upright and moving. The spine is a complex structure that provides both mobility and strength. Proper functioning of the neck and back allows for fluid, effortless movement. But, when there is a deformity, injury or disease of the spine, common activities such as turning, bending, or stretching often become painfully out of reach. More than 80% of adults will experience significant back or neck pain at some time during their life.

There are many spine conditions, such as: degenerative disc disease, herniated discs, sciatica, spinal stenosis, spondylolisthesis, scoliosis, osteoarthritis, and osteoporosis and vertebral fractures. Some of these conditions are presented in these spine conditions resources, prepared by ISASS (International Society for the Advancement of Spine Surgery). Remember to consult your spine doctor in Cary, Raleigh, Holly Springs or Garner for individualized assessment of your condition.

Guide for Patients:

Surgery in most cases of back pain is not the only solution.

There is a high probability that your spine condition will not require a surgical procedure. There are many treatments your spine doctor in Cary, Raleigh, Holly Springs or Garner will propose first, in order to ease your symptoms. They may include ice, heat, spinal injections, physical therapy, and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory (NSAIDs) medications. Exercise also relieves back pain and can potentially keep it from recurring.

Your surgeon will recommend back surgery only if you’ve tried other treatments first, unless you have a serious spinal cord injury. He or she will also use imaging tests to make a diagnosis in order to clarify whether surgery will help.

Reasons you may need a spine surgery.

Your spine surgeon may recommend surgery if you have one of the following conditions:

  • A slipped disk that isn’t getting better on its own
  • Bone spurs in your spine (these are often caused by arthritis) that are putting pressure on your spinal cord
  • A degenerative spinal condition like stenosis (narrowing of the protective bony canal around the spinal cord) that’s causing side effects, like weakness
  • Weakness or numbness in your arms and legs
  • Trouble walking or using your hands
  • Lost bladder or bowel control because of a problem with the nerves in your back
  • A spinal infection, or a high fever with back pain — this can be a sign of a spinal infection
  • A broken or dislocated bone in your back
  • A tumor on your spinal cord

Remember, talking to a spine surgeon in Cary, Raleigh, Holly Springs or Garner doesn’t mean you’re agreeing to surgery. It’s simply a chance to learn more about your options.

Why Choose Raleigh Orthopaedic Spine Center?

Raleigh Orthopaedic Spine Center is one of the largest private physician centers with highly educated and experienced physicians, who are not only Board-Certified and Fellowship-Trained, dealing with all spinal problems from routine low back pain to the surgical treatment of complex spinal deformities such as scoliosis and kyphosis in both teenagers and adults.

The Raleigh Orthopaedic Spine Center is one of the most respected centers in the Triangle and central and eastern North Carolina. The spine surgeons collaborate with non-operative physicians who are also spinal specialists (physiatrists) to treat most problems without surgery.  

For problems that might benefit from surgical treatment, the spine surgeons perform surgery using the most modern techniques and in a minimally invasive fashion when possible.  Other services offered at the Raleigh Orthopaedic Spine Center include:

  • physical therapy
  • spinal bracing for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis
  • diagnostic imaging (xray and MRI)
  • spinal injections (epidural injections, facet injections, nerve injections)
  • electrodiagnostics (EMG and nerve conduction studies)
  • the treatment of Worker’s Compensation Injuries.

Our Commitment

Raleigh Orthopaedic Spine Center is committed to providing the highest quality spine care to all of our patients in the treatment of all spine conditions. Your spine surgeon in Cary, Raleigh, Holly Springs or Garner will recommend if the procedure should be done in an outpatient or inpatient setting depending on what is the safest for the patient.

Using clinical protocols and utilizing the latest technology, we strive to provide the right treatment at the right time for each patient. Our goal is to empower the patient with the tools that will assist them in returning to their highest level of function.

When you have spine problems, you can make an appointment with our Raleigh Orthopaedic spine doctor and spine surgeon at convenient locations:

When you suffer from spine pain or other vertebrae issues, you may also visit doctors and healthcare professionals of other specialties, such as:

The material contained on this site is for informational purposes only and DOES NOT CONSTITUTE THE PROVIDING OF MEDICAL ADVICE, and is not intended to be a substitute for independent professional medical judgment, advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified healthcare provider with any questions or concerns you may have regarding your health.