Our specialty-trained spine doctors at Southern California Orthopedic Institute are internationally and nationally recognized for their leadership and training in the diagnosis and treatment of spine injuries and conditions.
There are many spine conditions and injuries that can occur to the spine and spinal cord that cause pain. A common spinal condition is scoliosis, or the curvature of the spine; however, spine pain can also occur when the spinal column, which contains a web of nerves, begins to narrow which puts strain on these nerves. Though, more traditionally, pain can also happen when the spinal joints, discs, or muscles move out of alignment or when the bones that make up the spine begin to wear down, either due to the normal aging process or arthritis. Accidents and other acute injuries can also damage the spine and cause pain, but an experienced spine doctor who understands the issues surrounding spine pain can recommend treatment solutions that will best address your need.
When You Should Visit a Spine Doctor Near You
Symptoms offer clues to your condition. If you are experiencing any of the following, you should make an appointment with a doctor to have them assessed:
- Buttock pain
- Difficulty or weakness when using your arm
- Numbness, tingling, or pins and needles in your back or legs
- Pain in any part of your back—upper, mid, or lower
- Pain when turning your torso
- Shooting pain from lower back into buttocks and thighs
If you are currently experiencing any of these issues, you may be suffering from one of the following injuries or conditions that can be treated with or without surgery by our expertly trained spine doctors or surgeons:
- Chronic back pain
- Disc diseases (degenerative, lumbar)
- Disc issues (herniated, slipped, or prolapsed)
- Fractures, including compression fractures
- Lordosis (swayback)
- Other spinal conditions
- Spinal chord injuries
- Spinal deformities
- Spinal stenosis
Experience Excellence at Southern California Orthopedic Institute
Deciding on the best doctor or surgeon to treat your spine pain is important, and there is much to consider when choosing a spine specialist for your back, neck, and spine care.
At Southern California Orthopedic Institute, you can be confident knowing our fellowship-trained and specialty-trained spine doctors are knowledgeable medical specialists with focused training and experience in spine problems and treatments, including spine surgery. With this advanced training and extensive experience, our spine specialists will treat your individual condition with the highest level of expertise.
Through our Spine Center, our spine doctors take a team approach in assessing, diagnosing, and treating our spine patients. From our pain management and physical medicine and rehabilitation specialists (or physiatrists) to our specialty-trained spine surgeons, our back, neck, and spine specialists are skilled in delivering a wide range of spine treatments, procedures, and surgical techniques for a number of spine conditions and injuries. To learn more about our Spine Center, its internationally renowned spine doctors, and the variety of conditions we manage at Southern California Orthopedic Institute, we invite you to review our patient education resources, our Athlete and Parent’s Online Guide to Sports Medicine on our website, or use the quick links below.
If you are ready for an expert opinion on your spine issue and to discuss your nonsurgical and surgical treatment options with one of our spine doctors in our Spine Center, you can make an appointment online or call (818) 901-6600 or (661) 328-5565 for our Bakersfield location. We have convenient locations in Van Nuys, Bakersfield, Valencia, Simi Valley, Thousand Oaks, Pasadena (Pediatric Orthopedics), Beverly Hills, and Porter Ranch. You may use our My Choice resource to help select the right specialist for you.
Southern California Orthopedic Institute is in the process of updating our electronic medical records system. During this time, you may experience extended wait times and delays including delays in scheduling an appointment.x