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The specialty-trained back doctors at Desert Orthopaedic Center located in Las Vegas and Henderson are the region's leading experts in assessing, diagnosing, and treating back injuries and conditions.

Back pain is fairly common and is often related to a specific situation—for instance, if a person twists his or her back awkwardly while performing a task at work or picks up a young child that is heavier than they expected. In these cases, the person can usually find relief using over-the-counter pain relievers, and back pain eventually goes away.

However, for some people, back pain is on-going, or chronic pain, and is due to an underlying issue that has been undiagnosed or improperly diagnosed. If this is the case, the pain and issue can continue to worsen until that person gets proper medical treatment. This type of back pain can be characterized in a variety of ways, such as chronic inflammation; a dull, never-ending ache; or something intense, like sharp pains due to a pinched nerve. Experienced back doctors understand these issues, know how to identify the causes of back pain, and are able to offer solutions, ranging from medications, exercise, and therapy to surgery or other interventional treatment.

 Common Conditions Seen by a Back Doctor

  • Acute or chronic back pain
  • Ankylosing spondylitis (a type of inflammatory arthritis)
  • Degenerative disc disease (a common cause of back pain)
  • Dislocated or herniated disc
  • Nerve damage or pinched nerve
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Pregnancy
  • Sciatica
  • Scoliosis
  • Spine-related issues, such as stenosis
  • Strained back muscle
  • Trauma-related injuries
  • Upper, lower, and mid-back pain

If you are suffering from any of the following common symptoms, it is recommended you seek nonsurgical care or surgical treatment from a doctor near you:

  • Difficulty performing certain arm movements
  • Muscle achiness that is almost always present
  • Numbness
  • Pain after carrying items, such as grocery bags or a backpack
  • Radiating pain from the back to the leg or foot
  • Sharp pains
  • Spasms
  • Tingling
  • Weakness

At Desert Orthopaedic Center, our specialists understand that back or neck pain can impact the quality of life for a patient. While conservative or minimally invasive treatment options are recommended first, your injury or condition may require a more advanced type of medical treatment, such as back or spine surgery. Our surgeons use the newest techniques and leading-edge technologies. Procedures and techniques used by our back doctors include the following:

  • Cervical and lumbar spine fusions
  • Injections or medications
  • Microsurgical techniques
  • Physical therapy or specific exercises
  • Reconstructive procedures

Our doctors are committed to delivering specialized back, neck, and spine care and a customized treatment plan focused on the needs of the patient so they are able to return to their daily activities quickly and safely.

Contact us today to consult with a back specialist at Desert Orthopaedic Center located in Las Vegas or Henderson, Nevada. Please call (702) 731-4088 or request an appointment online to be seen at our Central OfficeNorthwest OfficeSouthwest Office, or Henderson Office.

Choose Excellence at Desert Orthopaedic Center in Las Vegas and Henderson

With years of experience and advanced training devoted to orthopaedic care of the back, our specialty-trained back specialists at Desert Orthopaedic Center are the region's experts in accurately diagnosing and effectively treating spinal injuries and conditions, and they are dedicated to working with you to develop an appropriate treatment plan suited to your unique needs and goals.

Our fellowship-trained back surgeons, Dr. Hugh Bassewitz, Dr. Thomas Dunn, Dr. Daniel Lee, and Dr. Archie Perry, have the knowledge and expertise to accurately diagnose and effectively treat your back, neck, or spinal injury or condition.

To consult with a back doctor at our practice, please request an appointment online or call (702) 731-4088 to be seen at one of our offices conveniently located in Las Vegas or Henderson, Nevada.