Welcome to the Wake Orthopaedics Spine Center
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If you have neck pain or back pain, or an issue with your spine that is causing discomfort or prolonged pain, you don't have to suffer. At the Wake Orthopaedics Spine Center, our fellowship-trained spine surgeons are dedicated solely to comprehensive state of the art spine care. We are the leading minimally invasive spine surgery center in the Triangle, offering outpatient same-day spine surgery. From minimally invasive spine surgery to state of the art reconstructive surgery, the Spine Center is the premier spine choice in Wake County, and beyond.
We use the most advanced and latest technology to treat a range of conditions, such as:
- Neck pain
- Back pain
- Lumbar & cervical disc herniation
- Spinal stenosis
- Adult spinal deformities
- Spine tumors
- Degenerative disc disease
- Cervical myelopathy
- Spine fractures
Our complete approach to the spine allows us to return patients to their prior level of function and help them return to their active, pain-free lifestyle.
Our orthopedic spine specialists tailor treatment to each individual patient meaning that you receive the right care, from leading spine specialists, at the right time. The Wake Orthopaedics Spine Center is revolutionizing spine care in Raleigh, Cary and beyond.
Frequently Asked Questions
What are potential causes of lower back pain?
A majority of people will experience low back pain in their lifetime. While low back pain is different from one person to the next, there are some common causes:
What is cervical radiculopathy?
Cervical radiculopathy, or "pinched nerve", occurs when a nerve in the neck is compressed or irritated where it branches away from the spinal cord and is often caused by "wear and tear", a sudden injury, or traumatic episode.
What is the difference between a slipped disc, a bulging disc, a ruptured disc and a herniated disc?
A slipped disc, ruptured disc and herniated disc are all similar. Discs are soft, rubbery pads found between the hard bones (vertebrae) that make up the spinal column. The discs between the vertebrae allow the back to flex or bend. DIscs also act as shock absorbers. A disc slips, ruptures or herniates when part of the center pushes through the outer edge and back toward the spinal canal. This puts pressure on the nerves.
A bulging disc occurs when the spongy discs between the vertebrae become compressed and bulge out.
What are the most common causes of neck pain?
Neck pain may result from abnormalities in the soft tissue-the muscles, ligaments, and nerves- as well as in bones and discs of the spine. Common causes of neck pain are soft-tissue abnormalities due to injury (a sprain) or prolonged wear and tear. In rare instances, infection or tumors may cause neck pain.
How do I know if I need back surgery?
There are some key determinates when considering back surgery:
- You have a deformity
- Your pain is radiating to your arms & legs
- You have persistent pain without relief
- Your condition is worsening quickly