Winter Springs Spine Surgeon

Spine Surgeon in Winter Springs

Your spine is one of the most critical parts of your body, and your spine health impacts how you live and enjoy life. There are many reasons why you may need medical help correcting spinal issues. For example, a slipped disc can be painful and make it difficult to do normal activities.

Whether you are dealing with a spinal injury or a debilitating spinal disease, seeking help from a qualified spine surgeon can lead to a less painful and more enjoyable life. The surgeons at Orthopedic & Laser Spine Surgery can help you treat your spinal issues and return to a better life. Here is a deeper look at why you may need a spine surgeon and how we can help.

What Do Spine Surgeons Treat?

Spine surgeons treat medical conditions that start along the spine and can spread to other parts of the body. Since your spine is connected to multiple body segments, you could experience problems in your:

  • Neck
  • Back
  • Shoulders
  • Wrists
  • Hips

A problem in the spine can create pain and dysfunction in all of these areas. If you are experiencing problems in these areas, you should see a spine surgeon help you diagnose the cause. If the source of your problem is in the spine, the surgeon can treat it in both surgical and non-surgical ways.

Common Conditions that Spine Surgeons Can Treat

Spine conditions are not uncommon. Through injuries and living more sedentary lifestyles, spine issues are increasingly common. Surgeons treat a variety of common spine conditions, as well as many uncommon ones. Here are several conditions you are likely to have if you visit a spine surgeon.

Disc Problems

Your spine is made out of a series of hollow bones commonly referred to as discs. Each disc is separate but works together with the surrounding other discs to make your spine strong and flexible at the same time. These individual discs can be injured, or you can face specific problems with them that cause your spine issues.

For example, a slipped disc happens when a disc slips out of alignment with the rest of your spine. This can be painful and put pressure on your spinal cord, causing various other problems. A surgeon can reset the disc to fix your issues. There are many disc-related problems that spine surgeons can fix.

Pinched Nerve

Experiencing pain and dysfunction in different parts of the body may be caused by a spine issue called a pinched nerve. This happens when a disc or other structure presses on the nerves that control different muscle groups.

For example, experiencing pain in your wrist or shoulder could be caused by a pinched nerve. The nerve that controls your arm comes out of the spine and passes through several structures in the shoulder and wrist that can pinch it. The nerve will be in pain and may fail to control the limb effectively. A surgeon can fix the area pinching the nerve and possibly restore your limbs’ function.

Sciatica

Sciatica is a common spine problem for people who are older and experience back problems. The Sciatic nerve travels from the spine to the lower regions of your body, including your hips and lower back. This nerve is often pinched over time as the spine weakens and is less well-aligned. A spine surgeon can open up the area where the sciatic nerve is being pinched and restore your lower body’s functionality.

Minimally Invasive Treatments Reduce Recovery Time

Surgery is an invasive process, but it does not have to have significant negative impacts on your life. We use minimally invasive surgical methods that include lasers and small incision technology to minimize the impact on your body. This means much faster healing and recovery times.

In the past, you may have been out of work for an extended time trying to recover. Not with new minimally invasive methods. You could be back to work in several days. Many patients come in for surgery on Friday and return to work Monday morning. Your life could get much better over the weekend with the help of the right spine surgery team.

Non-Surgical Options Come First

Spine surgery is a big step in trying to address health problems. That is why we take every precaution, including trying all non-invasive treatment options first. Non-Surgical options are less risky to your life and health and may prove helpful in treating your condition. No matter how safe surgeons try to make it, surgery comes with inherent risks. Before we take those risks, we try other options first.

Get Back Pain Relief

You don’t have to continue to suffer from back pain, neck pain, and other spine issues that impact your health. Consult with the team at Orthopedic & Laser Spine Surgery for an assessment of your condition and what we can do to fix it. We are here to help you get the relief you need to live your best life, free of back pain. You can schedule an appointment through our contact form or call our office 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