Whether you’ve been in an accident, sustained an injury from trauma or repetitive use, or simply have chronic or severe back pain, the spine specialists at our office can help. The Back & Spine specialists and physical therapists at New Mexico Orthopaedics can help you address your symptoms and create a treatment plan that will minimize pain and long-term damage to your spine.

With 33 small bones called vertebrae, our spines give us stability, flexibility and movement. Running from our brains to our tailbone, our spines convey neural messages. The spine’s many critical functions mean that traumatic injuries and diseases can have significant ramifications. Though it functions as a single unit, the spine has three segments — cervical – or the upper spine, the thoracic – or middle spine and the lower – or lumbar spine.

Commonly treated spine conditions:

  • Chronic Neck & Back Pain
  • Disc Pain
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Herniated Disc (Bulging Disc)
  • Lower Back Pain
  • Musculoskeletal Disorders
  • Neck Sprain
  • Neck Pain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Sciatica
  • Slipped or Ruptured Disc
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Arthritis
  • Spine Fractures
  • Spine Trauma/Injury

The first step toward non-surgical care is to diagnose the problem. We will utilize our equipment, including X-Rays, MRIs, and CT scans, to discover the underlying problem and cause of pain to establish the best treatment option for you.

Whether it’s upper or lower back pain, there is no need for spinal surgery with some injuries. Alternative treatment options may include:

  • Physical Therapy
  • Injections
  • Lifestyle & Exercise Changes
  • Braces for Extra Support

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