Neurosurgery

The Center for Surgical and Specialty Care offers clinical care for neurosurgery related conditions that include neck, back and spine.

The Center for Surgical and Specialty Care will provide a continuum of care including diagnosis, advanced clinical treatments, hospital based surgical services, and hospital based rehabilitation.

Neck Care
Non-surgical care and conservative care for the neck are used to describe any treatment that does not involve surgery.

Non-surgical neck pain treatment options include: neck immobilization, physical therapy, and/or medications management.

Surgical treatments options for neck disorders include: cervical disectomy, cervical laminectomy (for stenosis), Cervical instrumental fusions (degenerative disease) – all approaches – anterior and posterior.

Back and Spine Care
Back and spine injuries – Can be treated with non-surgical care and conservative that does not involve surgery.

Non-surgical back pain treatment options include epidural injections, medications, and physical therapy

People that may require back surgery to treat their spinal problems include:

  • Chronic low back pain
  • Sciatica 
  • Herniated disc
  • Spinal stenosis 
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Vertebral fractures with nerve involvement

Back surgery options for a herniated disc include: lumbar laminectomy (for stenosis), lumbar disectomy, and microdiscectomy.

Back Surgery for Spinal
Stenosis Spinal stenosis is the narrowing of the spinal canal, through which the spinal cord and spinal nerves run. This condition is often caused by the overgrowth of bone resulting from osteoarthritis of the spine. Compression of the nerves caused by spinal stenosis can lead to:

  • Pain
  • Numbness in the legs
  • Loss of bladder and/or bowel control

Back Surgery for Vertebral Fractures
Vertebral fractures are caused by trauma to the vertebrae of the spine or by crumbling of the vertebrae resulting from osteoporosis. This causes mostly mechanical back pain, but it may also put pressure on the nerves, creating leg pain. Back surgery options for osteoporotic fractures include:

  • Vertebroplasty
  • Kyphoplasty

Back Surgery for Discogenic Low Back Pain
Most people's discs degenerate over a lifetime, but in some, this aging process can become chronically painful, severely interfering with their quality of life. Back surgery options for discogenic low back pain (also called degenerative disc disease) include:

  • Thoracic, lumbar, sacral instrumental fusions – anterior trans-thoracic or retroperitoneal approaches

 

Center for Surgical and Specialty Care
255 Terracina Blvd Suite 104B
Redlands, CA 92373
(909) 793-4336