As the premier orthopedic and neurosurgical providers for Portland, Vancouver, Lake Oswego, and the surrounding areas for over 40 years, our fellowship-trained and board-certified/eligible spine doctors at Rebound Orthopedics & Neurosurgery are dedicated to delivering exceptional spine care.
The spine is an amazing structure that provides strength and support and allows for many different types of movements. It also has the important job of protecting the spinal cord. The spine is composed of vertebrae (bones), muscles, nerves, ligaments, and tendons, making it an essential, yet complicated part of the body. Because of its complexities, the spine is at high risk for sustaining damage and pain. While pain can originate in the spine, it often travels to other parts of the body. For example, a patient may experience low back pain resulting in numbness or a feeling of weakness in their legs. It's important to seek out the care of an experienced medical professional, such as an orthopedic spine surgeon or neurosurgeon, when experiencing spine pain. They have the advanced knowledge to perform an evaluation, provide a diagnosis, and develop a treatment plan based on the patient's individual needs. Consulting with a spine specialist is especially critical because, if left untreated, spine conditions and injuries can get worse over time, causing further damage and pain.
When Is It Time to Consult a Spine Doctor?
Being able to communicate any of the symptoms you are experiencing will allow you to provide helpful information to your spine doctor. It can reveal to your doctor how severe your spinal injury is or what spinal condition you have. It is important to schedule an appointment with a spine doctor near you if you have any of the following symptoms:
- Aching pain in the neck or back that does not get better
- Inability to bend or twist the torso due to pain
- Intense pain after lifting a heavy object
- Muscle spasms in the neck or back
- Pain that radiates down from the back to the legs or feet
- Pain that radiates down from the neck to the arms or hands
- Tingling sensation or numbness in the legs or arms
- Weakness in the legs or arms
If you are experiencing any of the above symptoms, it could mean that you have one of the following spinal disorders or injuries, which can be treated by our spine specialists:
- Bulging or herniated discs
- Compressed or damaged nerves
- Degenerative disc disease
- Injuries to the spinal cord
- Kyphosis (cervical or lumbar)
- Spinal deformities
- Spinal stenosis
- Spinal tumors
Our doctors understand that a spinal 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 surgeons specializing in the back, neck, and spine by calling 1-800-REBOUND or requesting an appointment online.
The Region's Most Preferred Spine, Back & Neck Care
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 orthopedic spine surgeons and neurosurgeons, Wendy Chang, M.D., Ph.D., Hoang N. Le, M.D., Ashok Modha, M.D., F.R.C.S.C., Wael Y. Musleh, M.D., Andrew Nemecek, M.D., R. Wendell Pierce, 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 surgeons have received specialized training specifically in the spine and have a deep understanding of the spinal anatomy, allowing them to provide patients an accurate and effective treatment plan. Our surgeons will always exhaust all conservative treatments before suggesting surgery; however, there are some situations in which spine surgery is the best option to help eliminate pain and restore proper function. If surgery is recommended, our spine surgeons are trained in the latest surgical procedures and use state-of-the-art technology geared toward improving patients' quality of life. Having vast experience in performing many minimally invasive surgical procedures, our spine surgeons offer the following types of spine surgery among many others: cervical disc replacement, kyphoplasty, anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF), and lumbar disc microsurgery.
To help facilitate a full and rapid recovery, our spine 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 spine problem and the available treatment options with one of our specialty-trained spine surgeons, you can request an appointment online or call us at 1-800-REBOUND.