Some people put more wear and tear on their spine than others, such as athletes and people who work at jobs that are physically demanding. Nonetheless, even working at a desk job can put added strain on your back causing a numerous type of pains and injuries:

  • Back and leg pain originating from the spine is very common, at least 80% of all people suffer from it once or more during their lifetime
  • Neck pain is extremely common; about half of the population experiences neck pain at some time in their lives
  • Common neck and back pain symptoms include:
    • Constant, intermittent, or only occur with certain position or activities
    • In one spot or radiate to other areas
    • Dull ache, or a sharp or piercing or burning sensation
    • In the neck of low back but may radiate into the leg or foot, arm or han

If the pain lasts for more than a few days, is getting worse, does not respond to back pain remedies then it is advisable to see an orthopedic specialist.

At BajaOrtho we specialize in the treatment of:

  • Abnormal Curvature
    • Scoliosis: A side-to-side curve on your back
    • Kyphosis: Increased curve in your upper back
    • Lordosis: Increased curve in your lower back
    • Degenerated Disc: Thinning, hardening, and drying out of spinal discs
  • Bulging Disc: If the outer wall of a spinal disc weakens, it may push out, or bulge, toward the nerve
  • Herniated Disc: If the outer wall of a spinal disc tears, the soft material inside the disc can squeeze out and press on nearby nerves
  • Fractures: Vertebrae that crack or break can be caused by an injury, repeated stress or a condition like osteoporosis
  • Stenosis: Stenosis is a narrowing of the spinal canal which can press on the spinal cord and nerves
  • Nerve problems: All of the conditions described above can irritate or press on the spinal cord or nerves which can cause pain, numbness, weakness and other problems throughout the body

Some of the most common procedures include:

  • Artificial Disc Replacement
  • Implant Revision
  • Microdiscectomy
  • Endoscopic Discectomy
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Laser Spine Surgery
  • Radiofrequency Ablation
  • Ozone Discolysis
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Procedures
  • Neurostimulator Implant
  • Spinal Infusion Therapy