Palm Coast, FL

Palm Coast Spine Surgeon

Spine Surgeon in Palm Coast

Back pain is the leading cause of disability worldwide. When not properly cared for, back pain has the potential to be completely debilitating. Eliminate the risk of letting your back or neck pain take over your life and consult the incredible physicians at Orthopedic & Laser Spine Surgery. Our doctors in Palm Coast are dedicated to taking a completely patient-centered approach to care with minimally invasive surgical techniques.

Are you unsure if you are a candidate for specific treatments at our facility? No worries; you can use our candidacy check tool to help determine which treatment path is best suited for your specific needs. Suppose you are experiencing unusual symptoms and are unsure what could be the cause. In that case, we have a condition check tool that can help you determine the basics of what specific orthopedic condition may need to be addressed when you visit with our physicians. We also offer a free MRI review to any patient with recent diagnostic testing!

Common Symptoms of Back Pain

Understanding your back pain starts with recognizing the symptoms. While everyone may experience their pain differently, the following are a list of common symptoms to consider:

  • Aching muscles in the back and neck region
  • Shooting pain
  • Stabbing or burning sensation
  • Pain that radiates down one or both legs

If you are experiencing back pain, you may experience one or more of these symptoms. The only way to truly stop your pain is to consult a medical professional to get the proper treatment.

When to See a Doctor about Back Pain

While it would be nice if every ache and pain would go away on its own, sometimes that is not the case. While most back pain will slowly improve with some rest and at-home treatment, there may come a time to call the doctors and figure out what steps need to be taken to get you back on track. The following list contains common indicators that it is time to seek the help of a physician to heal your back pain:

  • Your back pain is severe and does not improve with rest
  • It persists beyond a couple of weeks
  • Your pain has spread to one or both legs
  • You are experiencing abnormal weight loss along with back pain
  • You are experiencing weakness, tingling, or numbness in one or both legs
  • You have experienced an ongoing fever

While rare, back pain can be a symptom of other serious medical conditions and should not be taken lightly if you are experiencing any of the above symptoms. Additionally, if your pain results from any kind of personal injury like a hard fall or an accident, you should seek out a doctor’s opinion to properly diagnose the root cause of your pain.

Treatments Offered at Orthopedic & Laser Spine Surgery

Orthopedic & Laser Spine Surgery offers our patients a wide variety of treatment options, each designed specifically to get you back on track to a pain-free life as soon as possible! The treatments, both non-surgical and surgical, can be found here with a detailed description of each.

Non-Surgical Treatments

In most cases, our doctors will opt for non-surgical treatment if the cause of your back pain does not warrant a surgery. Non-surgical treatments include:

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

These treatments may be just the thing you need to experience relief from your back pain!

Surgical Treatments

While most back pain does not need to be alleviated through surgical means, there are rare cases where it is a necessity. However, you need not worry because our talented doctors are trained to perform minimally invasive surgeries. Minimally invasive surgeries not only cut down on the scarring and pain after a surgical procedure but also reduce the recovery time. The following are the surgical treatments offered at our facility:

  • 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)

Whether you require non-surgical or surgical treatment, our physicians will choose the best treatment plan to ensure your pain ceases and your life can begin again.

Experienced Back Doctors in Palm Coast

Do not let pain control your life! If you are experiencing back, neck, or spine pain, visit Orthopedic & Laser Spine Surgery in the Palm Coast area and find the relief you deserve. Complete our contact form or call us at (855) 853-6542 and start your journey to a pain-free life.

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Dr. Morgan Lorio

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Dr. Scott Katzman

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PA Lewjack Dorrance

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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!