The area of the Neck & Spine at Orthopedic Specialists of Seattle is made up of experts that can help diagnose, evaluate, and treat patients with varying degrees of neck and spine conditions.
Spine, back, and neck problems can lead to a variety of symptoms — including severe pain that affects every move you make. Treatments range from nonsurgical approaches to innovative minimally invasive surgical techniques. Surgical treatment of neck and spine problems can vary depending on several factors. The actual problem in the anatomy of the body, where the pain is located, the severity of the pain, if and in what way the nerves in the neck or back are affected, and response to non-operative measures to treat the pain, all influence the decision to proceed with surgery.
Dr. Shaffer can pinpoint the problem and develop a personalized treatment plan to address conditions such as degenerative disc disease, spinal stenosis or a herniated disc. It’s important to be aware of every treatment option and make sure you are comfortable with the course of treatment.