How to find an orthopedic clinic

Searching for an orthopedic clinic can be frustrating, especially if you are suffering from debilitating neck or back pain. Not only are there a large number of clinics to choose from — you also want to know that you’ll get the best medical expertise from a caring and compassionate staff. It is also important to find an orthopedic clinic that specializes in your condition. For example, if you have a herniated disc in the lower back, a center specializing in the spine should offer you the best chance of relief.

Chronic neck or back pain can interfere with every part of your life; this includes family time, your job, being able to work in the yard or just relaxing after a long day. When conservative treatments recommended by your doctor have not brought relief after weeks or months, you may be recommended for surgery at an orthopedic clinic. It is extremely important to educate yourself as a patient about what to look for in one of these practices. This information can help you find a practice offering the best chance of returning you to the life you’ve been missing.

Choosing the right orthopedic clinic for your condition

If you are experiencing symptoms caused by conditions like a herniated or bulging disc, osteoarthritis or spinal stenosis, make sure that your orthopedic clinic has outstanding credentials and specializes in neck and back pain. Below are some ways to ensure a center will give you the care you deserve:

  • Ask your family and friends. Chances are that someone you know has dealt with neck and back pain. Asking the people that you trust for their recommendations can help you make a decision with greater peace of mind.
  • Ask your primary care doctor. If you have already discussed your spine symptoms with your doctor, he or she is familiar with the specifics of your condition and may be able to recommend appropriate orthopedic specialists or a reputable orthopedic clinic in the area.
  • Do online research. Once you have a few names of recommended physicians, you can find full reviews online, including their credentials and career experience. Check databases like the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the American Medical Association for more information.
  • Meet your physician. You can find a practice with the right reputation and credentials, but if you don’t feel right about the facility and staff it probably isn’t the one for you. Ask questions — a caring, experienced surgeon should be willing to give you all the information you need to feel relaxed about your procedure.

What sets Laser Spine Institute apart

Laser Spine Institute performs minimally invasive spine surgery as an alternative to traditional open spine procedures. Our team of board-certified orthopedic surgeons and neurosurgeons+ can access the spine with a less than 1-inch incision, sparing important supporting muscles. This means our procedures can be performed on an outpatient basis with less risk of complication than traditional open neck or back surgery.

Contact our dedicated team today for a no-cost review of your MRI or CT scan* to find out if you are a potential candidate for one of our minimally invasive procedures.