Whether you are a weekend warrior, in the military, or participate in team sports, don’t be sidelined by an injury. Our Orthopaedic Sports Medicine physical therapists have extensive training in the prevention and treatment of injuries caused by exercise, sports, and physically demanding military-readiness. They focus on treating bone and ligament injuries of the shoulder, hip, knee, and ankle along with adolescent musculoskeletal injuries. Take the joint pain assessment to see if you are a candidate for joint surgery.
Surgery may be considered when non-surgical options have not been successful after six months to a year.
The type of surgery to treat back pain will depend on the nature of the injury. Some types of back pain cannot be treated, even with surgery.
Spinal Fusion - Spinal fusion involves fusing together two vertebrae (bones) in the spine. This procedure can help relieve pain by eliminating painful motion between vertebrae and providing stability. A bone graft is typically used to help the bones fuse together; screws or rods may be inserted to keep the spine stable while healing. The procedure can be performed though the abdomen, side, back or a combination. Full recovery may take a year or longer.
Discectomy - A discectomy may be done to remove the herniated part of a disk to relieve pressure on a nerve that is causing irritation or inflammation. This procedure often involves removing most or part of the back portion of the vertebra to access the ruptured disk.
Laminectomy - When nerve pressure caused by spinal stenosis is causing pain, the bone overlying the spinal canal can be removed during a surgical procedure called a laminectomy. This enlarges the spinal canal and reduces pain.
Kyphoplasty - This procedure involves injecting bone cement into compressed vertebrae.
For a fast and complete recovery, our therapists apply accelerated, customized physical therapy rehabilitation programs. You can count on our team to quickly get you back on the road, court, field – or wherever life takes you. Call 520.263.3700 for an appointment.