Orthopedic Spine Surgery

Content medically reviewed by: Jason Kelly, MD

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.

What's an Orthopedic Spine Surgeon?

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.

When to See an Orthopedic Spine Surgeon?

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:

  • Shooting arm and/or leg pain
  • Neck pain
  • Low back pain
  • Sacroiliac joint pain

Your care team will explain your options and help you choose the treatment that’s best for you.

Conditions Treated

See the full list of conditions we treat, and select a condition to find providers and locations near you.


Minimally Invasive Procedures

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.

Postoperative Care

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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