Back Doctor

As the premier orthopedic and neurosurgical providers for Vancouver, Portland, Lake Oswego, and the surrounding areas for over 50 years, Rebound Orthopedics & Neurosurgery offers exceptional back care from our fellowship-trained and board-certified/eligible back doctors so you can rebound.    

Back pain is common among people of all ages and determining the source of a patient's back is can sometimes be difficult. The spine is highly sophisticated, containing many bones, vertebrae, nerves, muscles, and ligaments, and an experienced back doctor should evaluate any pain in the back, neck, or spine. Having a full understanding of the spinal anatomy, back doctors are medical experts who can provide individualized treatment for a variety of back, neck, and spine conditions and injuries.

Committed to delivering specialized orthopedic and neurological care, we have developed our Online Guide to Back, Neck, and Spine Care.

Learn all about spine care management and the available treatments, prevent injuries and degenerative conditions, and get quick answers to frequently asked questions. To access our guide, use the button below.

Access Our Back, Neck, and Spine Guide

When Is It Time to Consult a Back Doctor?

Being able to communicate any of the symptoms you are experiencing will allow you to provide helpful information to your back doctor. It can reveal to your doctor how severe your back injury is or the type of back condition you may have. It is important to schedule an appointment with a back doctor near you if you have any of the following symptoms:    

  • Back pain that gets worse when trying to stand or walk
  • Back pain while performing a particular sport or activity
  • Difficulty controlling the movements of your arms or legs
  • Feeling of weakness in your arms or legs
  • Muscle spasms, especially in the lower back
  • Numbness or tingling in your arms or legs
  • Pain in the upper thigh or buttocks
  • Sharp pain that comes on suddenly and then goes away

If you are experiencing any of the above symptoms, it could mean that you have one of the following injuries or conditions, which can be treated by our back specialists:    

  • Arthritis
  • Back muscle strain
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Herniated disc
  • Nerve damage or issues
  • Sciatica
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Vertebral fracture

Our back specialists understand that a back, neck, or spine injury can have an impact on your lifestyle and keep you from living the life you love. To discuss your options, schedule a consultation with one of our back doctors by calling 1-800-REBOUND or requesting an appointment online. Our back experts are available at Vancouver, Rose QuarterSalmon CreekCamas, Lake Oswego, Rebound Neurosurgery Vancouver, and Rebound Neurosurgery Rose Quarter.

The Region's Most Preferred Back, Neck & Spine Care in Vancouver, Portland & Lake Oswego

At Rebound Orthopedics & Neurosurgery, our doctors and staff put patients first and are dedicated to providing compassionate, quality orthopedic care. As the region's most preferred orthopedic practice, we are proud to be the official sports medicine providers for the Portland Trail Blazers and continuously strive for excellence.

Our fellowship-trained and board-certified/eligible back specialists, Wendy Chang, M.D., Ph.D., James (Jim) Chesnutt, M.D.Jerod A. Cottrill, D.O., David M. Impastato, M.D., John P. Kafrouni, M.D., Deven Karvelas, M.D., Nicolas Karvelas, M.D.Hoang N. Le, M.D.Ashok Modha, M.D., F.R.C.S.C., Wael Y. Musleh, M.D., Andrew Nemecek, M.D., Edward A. Olson, M.D.Brian Ragel, M.D., and George B. Shanno, M.D., have the skill and expertise to treat a wide variety of back, neck, and spine injuries and conditions. Our back doctors will always exhaust all conservative treatments before suggesting surgery; however, there are some situations in which surgery is the best option to help eliminate pain and restore proper function. If surgery is recommended, our surgeons have vast experience in performing many surgical procedures, including minimally invasive spine surgery, kyphoplasty, and vertebroplasty.

To help facilitate a full and rapid recovery, our back surgeons take a team approach when it comes to patient-centered care, and they work in conjunction with our physical therapists and athletic trainers, who offer comprehensive physical therapy services. Our ultimate goal is to provide an effective rehabilitation plan that is focused on your individual needs to help you resume a pain-free lifestyle. 

If you're ready to discuss your back or spine problem and the available treatment options with one of our specialty-trained back surgeons, visit us in Vancouver at our Vancouver, Salmon CreekCamas, or Neurosurgery Vancouver locations; in Portland at our Rose Quarter or Rebound Neurosurgery Rose Quarter locations; or at our Lake Oswego location. You can also request an appointment online or call us at 1-800-REBOUND.