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Home > Services & Specialties > Orthopedics & Sports Medicine > Orthopedic Surgery > Orthopedic Spine Surgery
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When you have back or spine issues, it impacts everything in your daily life. If you’re experiencing neck, low back, sacroiliac, or shooting arm/leg pain, our orthopedic spine surgery team in Fargo, North Dakota can help.
At Essentia, we explore non-surgical treatments options first. But if those treatments fail to control your symptoms or provide relief, it may be time to consider surgical options.
An orthopedic spine surgeon is an orthopedic surgeon who is specially trained in the diagnosis and treatment of conditions that affect the spine such as disc herniation and sciatica.
Neurosurgeons are also specially trained in spine surgery and provide another option.
Your primary care doctor may refer you to an orthopedic spine surgeon if non-surgical treatments—like lifestyle changes, physical therapy, or medications—have not resolved your issues.
Issues such as:
Your care team will explain your options and help you choose the treatment that’s best for you.
See the full list of conditions we treat, and select a condition to find providers and locations near you.
Whenever possible, your surgeon will use techniques that are less invasive than traditional surgery. This means you may have a faster recovery with less pain, smaller scars, and a lower risk of complications.
Your Essentia care team will help you recover after surgery. Your recovery plan may include Rehabilitation services, such as physical and occupational therapy.
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