Leading Spine Orthopaedists in the Raleigh-Cary Region
The Cary Orthopaedic Spine Center is the region’s only comprehensive spine specialty practice, offering full-service care to patients who suffer from neck and back pain or spinal disorders. Our highly skilled, fellowship-trained spine specialists and spine-specific physical therapists take a personal approach in treating patients, while working to ensure the best outcomes for each and every individual.
Our spine specialists know what it takes for your spine to be healthy. When we approach your neck or back pain, our ultimate goal is to restore your health and mobility. We utilize a comprehensive approach to conduct an in-depth evaluation that includes neurologic, orthopedic and biomechanical testing, which may include x-rays, MRI or CT scans. This enables our spine physicians to precisely diagnose each individual’s condition.
Patients often think orthopaedic spine care surgery is the only option to address neck and back pain, but Cary Orthopaedics spine specialists look at all possible treatment options, starting with the most conservative and least invasive approach. From non-surgical procedures such as acupuncture, injections and physical therapy to state-of-the-art minimally invasive surgery and traditional surgery, our physicians specialize in the complete assessment and treatment of nearly every musculoskeletal issue in the neck and back.
Non-Surgical Spine Treatment
Working with our spine-specific physical therapists starts you on the road to recovery. Joint and soft tissue manipulation can decrease pain and improve mobility, and a regular exercise program can improve core strength, movement patterns, body mechanics and ergonomics.
Utilizing this coordinated approach to treatment has been shown to actually lower the cost to the patient as well as maintain the health of the patient over a prolonged period. Your doctor may determine that other procedures, such as injections or acupuncture, are necessary to address your spinal problems. See FAQs for more information on specific non-surgical treatments.
Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
In the past, spine surgery meant “open surgery,” meaning the area was opened with a long incision, muscles and other tissue were manipulated to reach the spine, and lengthy recovery times usually followed. Thanks to advancements in orthopaedic medicine, Cary Orthopaedic Spine Center can now often treat back and neck conditions with minimally invasive spine surgery (MISS).
With a small incision, our surgeons are able to perform spinal fusions and decompressions without causing damage to the muscles around the spine. This results in significantly less pain after surgery and a much faster recovery period. Most patients can return to normal activities in a few days to a few weeks. See FAQs for more information about minimally invasive spine surgery.