Expert Spine, Neck, & Back Specialists in Wake County
Our spine team at Raleigh Orthopaedic consists of board-certified, fellowship-trained spine surgeons, Dr. Mikles and Dr. Saitta, who are trained to treat strains, sprains, fractures, and other spinal conditions or injuries. 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, our spine surgeons perform surgery using the most modern techniques and in a minimally-invasive fashion whenever possible. Our neck and back specialists are available to work with patients at all of our clinics in Wake County, NC.
Common Neck and Back Issues Treated at Raleigh Orthopaedic
More than 80% of adults will experience significant back or neck pain at some time during their life. In most cases, back pain is due to a sprain or strain. If you have pain that radiates down your arm or leg, this may be a sign of a spine condition. Our orthopedic specialists at Raleigh Orthopaedic are well-versed in the diagnosis and treatment of a wide variety of neck and back conditions, including those listed below.
Common Neck and Back Injuries and Conditions We TreatSee Full Details
Neck and Back Treatments in Wake County
At Raleigh Orthopaedic, our neck and back specialists will take the time needed to understand your medical history and diagnose your condition via your symptoms, physical examination, and any necessary medical tests. Based on your diagnosis, you will be provided with a treatment plan that will ensure the best possible long-term outcome.
The Raleigh Orthopaedic spine team is committed to providing the highest quality spine care to all of our patients via the treatment of all neck and spine conditions. Using clinical protocols and utilizing the latest technology, our neck and back specialists strive to provide the right treatment at the right time for each patient. Our goal is to empower each patient with tools that will assist them in returning to their highest level of function.
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There is a high probability that your spine condition will not require a surgical procedure. There are many non-surgical treatments to ease your symptoms prior to discussing spine surgery, which include ice, heat, spinal injections, physical therapy, and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications (NSAIDs). Exercise also relieves back pain and can potentially keep it from recurring.
Reasons for Neck or Back Surgery
Raleigh Orthopaedic spine surgeons may recommend surgery if you have one of the following conditions:
- A slipped disc 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 symptoms of a spine infection, such as a high fever with back pain
- A broken or dislocated bone in your back
- A tumor on your spinal cord
Neck, Back, & Spine Clinics in Wake County
Raleigh Orthopaedic provides neck, back, and spine care at several convenient locations in Wake County. Our clinics can be found in Cary, Garner, Holly Springs, Raleigh, Wakefield, West Cary-Panther Creek. For those in need of surgery on their neck or back, we have two surgery centers in Raleigh and Panther Creek.
Additional Information for Your Neck and Back Appointment
Please come to your first appointment 30 minutes early with your photo ID, insurance card, and if applicable, images or scans related to your visit. If your insurance plan has a copay, that will be collected at the time of check-in. At your first appointment with Raleigh Orthopaedic, you will be expected to complete new patient forms, including a medical history questionnaire. You can update your demographics and fill out your new patient forms prior to your appointment through our Patient Portal. These forms will be used to get a baseline overview of pre-existing conditions and a better initial understanding of where and how you’re experiencing pain or discomfort.
If you are in need of urgent orthopedic care, please visit one of our four orthopedic Urgent Care clinics at Garner, Holly Springs, Raleigh or Wakefield. For emergency medical care, please visit UNC Rex Hospital, where Raleigh Orthopaedic specialists are on call for orthopedic trauma at all hours of the day.