North Point, FL

North Point Spine Surgeon

Spine Surgeon in North Point

You may be surprised to know that 80% of the population will experience back pain at some point in their lives. It’s in your best interest to equip yourself with the right team of medical professionals to ensure that you can live your life pain-free. Orthopedic & Laser Spine Surgery boasts a highly experienced team of specialized doctors trained to assist you on your journey to alleviating your back, neck, or spine pain. Back pain should not just be accepted. If your condition is proactively treated, you won’t have to get used to that pain; Instead, you can be rid of it!

Back pain can come in waves. Sometimes, those aches and pains can be from sleeping the wrong way and will go away with some rest, but other times, pain can persist well beyond a few weeks. When the pain does not go away with time and rest, you should assess how severe that pain is and what is causing it. Orthopedic & Laser Spine Surgery offers potential patients the use of our free condition check tool to help you determine whether or not you may have a condition severe enough to require medical attention.

What Are the Symptoms of Back Pain?

Nothing is worse than experiencing pain without understanding how to alleviate it. When you are experiencing back pain, it can feel like every simple task is difficult. Understanding the symptoms can help you take the right step toward the treatment you need for recovery. Here are few common symptoms:

  • Shooting or aching pain
  • Pain radiating to your legs
  • Stabbing or burning sensation

If you have experienced one or more of these signs, try to increase rest and avoid straining your back if possible. If these symptoms persist past home remedies and rest, it is best to consult a medical professional.

What Treatments Are Available for Those with Back Pain?

Our talented team of doctors prides ourselves on providing a wide variety of treatment options to our patients. It is important to us that we can offer the most personalized care, and that starts with having both non-surgical and surgical options. Non-surgical treatments include:

  • Cancer pain treatment
  • Epidural steroid injection
  • Facet ablation or rhizotomy
  • Facet blocks
  • Impar ablation
  • Impar block
  • Stem cell injection therapy

If we find that you may be better suited with surgical treatment, we have many options for that path. Most people hear the word “surgery” and panic, but do not fret. Our highly trained doctors are professionals at performing all of our minimally invasive surgical procedures. The list of those procedures includes:

  • Axial fusion
  • Cervical disc replacement
  • Coccygectomy
  • Endoscopic discectomy
  • Endoscopic foraminotomy
  • Facet fusions
  • Hip arthroscopy
  • Interlaminar spacer
  • Microdiscectomy
  • Percutaneous carpal tunnel release
  • Percutaneous discectomy
  • Resurfacing shoulder replacement treatment
  • Transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (TLIF)

For more comprehensive information on each of the different treatments available to our patients, click here.

How Can I Prevent Back Pain from Coming Back?

Once you have experienced back pain, you do not ever want to have it again. To ensure you do not fall back into the grasp of your back pain, you need to understand what can be done to prevent that pain from returning. This list has some things you can do to be proactive and ensure you do not experience any more pain:

  • Maintain a healthy and balanced diet and weight
  • Keep active
  • Do not remain inactive for long periods unless instructed to do so by a doctor
  • Warm up or stretch before any strenuous physical activity
  • Keep good posture
  • Wear comfortable and supportive shoes and avoid anything with a high heel
  • Try a medium-firm mattress
  • When lifting anything, lift through your knees and avoid twisting as you lift
  • If you smoke, quit

While this list is helpful, be sure to consider any suggestions provided to you by your doctor to ensure you are doing what is best and healthy for your body.

Let the Doctors at OLSS Help Relieve Your Pain

The Orthopedic & Laser Spine Surgery team are here to help whenever you decide it is time to seek the help of a medical professional. Your back pain is not your burden to bear alone. Start on your path to a pain-free life by getting the help you need from experts who care. Contact us by completing our contact form or by calling us at (855) 853-6542.

Dr. Monica McPhail-Pruitt

Dr. Monica is a multi-disciplinary pain management expert and an indispensable part of the Altamonte Springs surgical team. She administers anesthesia and provides perioperative pain management. Her patient-focused approach to medicine has made her a favorite among patients. If you have any questions before your...Read More


Dr. Morgan Lorio

Dr. Morgan P. Lorio is a board-certified orthopedic spine & hand surgeon with over 20 years of surgical experience. Dr. Lorio completed his undergraduate education at Lousiana State University – Baton Rouge, where he received a B.S. in Biochemistry. Dedicated to undertaking a career in...Read More


Dr. Scott Katzman

Dr. Katzman is a renowned orthopedic specialist with over 17 years of experience. From when he was first trained in 1989, Dr. Scott has been helping patients with percutaneous and endoscopic discectomy. He is also an expert in spinal disc replacements and has successfully performed...Read More


PA Lewjack Dorrance

Dr. Lewjack Dorrance is a highly-skilled orthopedic physician assistant with over 20 years of experience. Since graduating in 1989, Lewjack has been helping patients receive the best care and treatment, particularly orthopedic surgery. He has extensive expertise in the field of orthopedic prostheses (knee, shoulder,...Read More


COVID-19 UPDATE: Due to ongoing efforts to prevent the transmission of COVID-19 in our communities, our office hours may vary. However, our physicians will be offering ONLINE appointments during this time to address your medical needs. To learn more about this exciting new service, contact our patient advocates today!