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.

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 surgical plan that will minimize pain and long-term damage to your spine.

  • 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

If all non-surgical treatments have been addressed and surgery is identified as the only treatment options, our Back & Spine specialists can walk you through the process. Common surgical treatments for spine injuries and disorders include:

  • Disc Replacement
  • Spinal Decompression
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Minimally Invasive Spinal Surgery
  • Arthroplasty/Motion Preserving Surgery
  • Complex Spinal Reconstruction

Upper Back Pain Between Shoulder Blades: Is it Serious?

5 Benefits Of Aquatic Therapy For Spine Pain

7 Lower Back Stretches to Reduce Pain and Build Strength

3 Tips to Keeping Your Spine Healthy

Degenerative Disc Disease and Sciatica Facts

Spine Surgery: When Nothing Else Will Do