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

Although any type of musculoskeletal issue can be painful, spine issues can be particularly intense and debilitating, severely affecting quality of life. Often, when a person experiences spine pain, it is due to an alignment issue related to the spinal vertebrae, like when a disc slips out of position or a nerve gets compressed. Car accidents often cause spine injuries, and this type of spine pain can be sharp and severe. Spine pain can also develop over time due to overuse or misuse of the spine or a degenerative condition, such as osteoporosis. Because there are so many different causes of spine pain and so many regions along the spinal column where it can occur, it’s important to see a doctor experienced in spine issues who can expertly diagnose you and offer treatment solutions.

Common Conditions Seen by a Spine Doctor

  • Bulging disc
  • Fracture
  • Herniated disc
  • Kyphosis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Scoliosis
  • Slipped disc
  • Spinal cord compression
  • Spinal deformities
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Trauma injuries
  • Vertebral compression fracture

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:

  • All-over back pain or pain in specific areas
  • Feeling of clumsiness or weakness when using arms and hands
  • Involuntary muscle contractions (back spasms)
  • Numbness
  • Pain in the buttocks
  • Pain that radiates from one area to the other
  • Pinched or inflamed nerves
  • Pins and needles or tingling in the back, arms, or legs
  • Shooting pain, often from the lower back

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 spine surgery. Our surgeons use the newest techniques and leading-edge technologies. Procedures and techniques used by our spine specialists include the following:

  • Cervical and lumbar spine fusions
  • Cervical and thoracic discectomy and fusion
  • Cervical, thoracic, and lumbar laminectomy
  • Disc replacement surgery
  • Injections
  • Lateral and anterolateral lumbar fusion
  • Microsurgical techniques
  • Minimally invasive cervical foraminotomy
  • Minimally invasive lumbar microdiscectomy
  • 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 our patients are able to return to their daily activities quickly and safely.

Contact us today to consult with a spine 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 Las Vegas and Henderson

With years of experience and advanced training devoted to orthopaedic care of the spine, our specialty-trained spine doctors 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 spine 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 spine 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.