Spine doctors, who can be orthopedists or neurosurgeons, diagnose and treat problems linked to your spine. They can help with neck and back pain as well as injuries, trauma and diseases related to the spine. You may need to see a spine specialist if you have a herniated disk, nerve damage, sciatica or chronic back pain.
Spine specialists in Inverness, Florida
When you experience acute or chronic back pain, you can count on the spine doctors at HCA Florida Citrus Hospital to provide the care you need.
The highly skilled spine surgeons at our spine center are trained in various types of surgery, including minimally invasive procedures. We also provide comprehensive rehabilitation services to help you recover and regain strength after your procedure.
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Our spine services
We take time to understand what is causing your back pain and the best way to treat it.
Our spine specialists strive to treat your condition with the least invasive method of care possible. However, if conservative treatments don't resolve your pain and symptoms, spine surgery may be an effective option.
Spine surgeries we offer
As part of our commitment to providing excellence in orthopedic care, we offer several different spine surgery options, including:
- Cervical and lumbar spine stabilization
- Spinal fusion
Lumbar spinal fusion surgery
Lumbar spinal fusion surgery is a surgical procedure to stabilize the lumbar spine. Our spine care team monitors your nerve endings throughout the procedure to make sure they are unaffected by the surgery.
Minimally invasive spine surgery
During minimally invasive procedures, your surgeon is able to make smaller incisions and use special instruments to perform the surgery. They are also able to better visualize the surgery site. These procedures, which once took hours, now can take as little as 25 to 35 minutes.
Benefits of this minimally invasive technique include a reduced recovery time and shorter hospital stay. Some patients are even allowed to drive the next day.
Physical therapy and rehabilitation after spine surgery
Following spine surgery, pain is typically managed with oral pain medications. Thanks to our advanced techniques and innovative technology, many of our patients are able to go home the same day of their surgery.
After that, physical therapy and rehabilitation is an essential component of fully healing. We work with you to create a personalized rehabilitative program to help you regain mobility and independence as quickly and as safely as possible.
Our licensed physical therapy team is trained to help you manage your pain and exercise. We strengthen your back and muscles while keeping your spine stabilized to prevent injury.
Candidates for spine surgery
You might be a candidate for spine surgery if you experience:
- Consistent back pain
- Frequent loss of function (especially in the upper extremities)
- Inability to walk distances
- Tingling in the hands