Our spine doctors at Sports Medicine North are the North Shore's recognized experts in the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of patients’ spinal injuries and conditions.
The spine is one of the most complex and critical systems in the human body. Areas of the spine consist of the cervical region of the neck, the thoracic region of the middle back, and the lumbar region of the lower back. The back and neck are the greatest sources of pain and discomfort in the body. In fact, most people will experience back pain in the lumbar region at some point in their life.
When It's Time to See a Spine Doctor Near You
If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms, it is recommended that you contact a physician to discuss the available treatment options:
- Muscle spasms in the neck or back
- Neck or back pain that is worse when you stand or move
- Nerve problems in the arms and hands
- Radiating pain from the back down to the leg/foot
- Radiating pain from the neck down to the arm/hand
- Sharp pain down the legs
- Sharp pain when lifting heavy items
- Weakness, tingling, or numbness in the legs
If you have any of these painful symptoms, it is important to make an appointment with a spine specialist for assessment and diagnosis. Our spine doctors at Sports Medicine North provide treatments for a variety of back, neck, and spine injuries and conditions.
Common injuries and conditions affecting the spine that can be diagnosed and treated by our doctors and surgeons include:
- Degenerative disc disease
- Herniated discs
- Pinched nerves
- Spinal cord injuries
- Spinal deformity
- Spinal stenosis
- Vertebrae fractures
Most spine injuries and conditions can be effectively treated through conservative techniques such as physical therapy, aquatic therapy, medication, exercise, ultrasounds, and spinal injections. However, if surgery is absolutely necessary to ensure a complete recovery, our spine surgeons are able to offer the latest advancements in state-of-the-art, minimally invasive spine surgery that promotes an effective return to active living. Common spinal procedures performed by our surgeons include cervical and lumbar spine fusions; artificial disc replacement surgery; cervical, thoracic, and lumbar laminectomy; cervical, thoracic, and lumbar corpectomy; and kyphoplasty.
Sports Medicine North’s orthopedic spine specialists and doctors are dedicated to providing surgical and nonsurgical approaches to treating your acute and chronic spinal conditions. Our specialists strive to offer the highest level of care for the back, neck, and spine that helps restore function, reduce discomfort, provide relief, and prevent further injury from occurring.
Why Choose Sports Medicine North?
At Sports Medicine North, our fellowship-trained spine surgeons, Richard M. Ozuna, M.D., and Jeremy M. Shore, M.D., and our fellowship-trained pain management specialists, Joseph J. Evans, D.O. and Clay D. Miller, M.D., have all completed additional training specifically in the back, neck, and spine. With this advanced training, they all have the experience and expertise to assess, diagnose, and treat your back, neck, and spine injuries or conditions.
Additionally, our licensed physical therapists at Physical Therapy North are committed to providing integrated, state-of-the-art physical and occupational therapy care and rehabilitation. They work closely with our specialists and take a team approach to develop a treatment plan that is specialized to your individual needs.
To consult with one of our Sports Medicine North spine doctors about your treatment options, please request an appointment online or call (978) 818-6350. We also provide more information relating to fitness, training tips, and nutrition for athletes of all skill levels through our Athlete and Parent’s Online Guide to Sports Medicine.