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We treat many back and neck conditions that cause chronic pain such as herniated discs, degenerative disc disease, spinal stenosis, car accident spinal injuries, concussion and much more. Our experience treating a wide variety of spinal conditions allows us to safely and accurate diagnose and resolve issues of the spine with comprehensive care.
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Trusted Covington Spine Surgeons
Since 2001, AllSpine Laser & Surgery Center has been providing state of the art laser spine surgery and treatments for patients. If you have been referred to us by your primary care doctor, our spine surgeons are fully qualified to provide the best neurological services for your condition. We begin with a consultation with your spine doctor so you can best be prepared for the day of your laser spine surgery. Our goal is to help our patients find the pain relief and renewed health and wellness they deserve.
Covington Back Doctors
Spine and neck pain are prevalent conditions that cause many people to miss work and seek medical assistance from spine doctors. Back pain can be debilitating and may require back surgery. This condition can be the result of strenuous activities, injury, and medical ailments.
What causes spine pain?
The backbone system helps you stand upright and move body parts such as the torso. Your back comprises numerous ligaments, tendons, bones, discs, and muscles that work together as one support unit. If one or more of these back structures develop problems, you will experience mild or severe spinal pain.
Some of the leading causes of spinal pain include:
- BACK STRAINA strain refers to overexertion of the muscle and skeletal systems that result in injury or tension within the muscles, cartilage, and bones. When you visit a Covington spine specialist, they will assess your recent activities to determine what events caused the strain.
- POSTURENowadays, many people adopt a severely hunched sitting position when working on a computer or driving long distances. Bending awkwardly for extended periods can result in increased back issues over time. Additionally, having an uncomfortable mattress can cause a poor sleeping posture resulting in spinal pain.
- MEDICAL AILMENTSConditions such as cauda equina syndrome can lead to back pain. This syndrome affects spinal nerve roots in the lower back resulting in dull pain and numbness in the genital and thigh area. Other diseases such as cancer of the spine, pelvic inflammatory disease, kidney infections, and sleep disorders can also contribute to back pain issues.
It is always best to see an orthopedist and undergo physical and laboratory examinations to determine the particular ailment causing the pain.
Spine and Neck Pain Risk Factors
Lower back pain is also more prevalent among women than men, and back specialists believe it’s due to hormonal factors. When you visit a Covington back pain doctor, they will advise you on various risk factors that may cause or aggravate back pain.
Such risk factors include pregnancy, older age, obesity, strenuous activities, and smoking. Other back pain risk factors include anxiety, mood disorders, and stress.
Five Signs that You Should See a Spine Specialist
A spine doctor can only diagnose and remedy back pain through examination and testing. Many people delay visiting an orthopedist because they fear undergoing back surgery. However, not all back pain issues require surgery. Covington back pain doctors offer minimally-intrusive procedures and outpatient back treatments such as back pain injections. Therefore, you should visit a back pain practitioner when you experience any of the following symptoms.
- A shooting pain extending from the back to your arms or legs and persists for extended periods.
- Weakness in the limbs accompanied with numbness or a tingling sensation.
- Back pain that intensifies during the nighttime and leads to insomnia.
- Sudden weight loss and a having fever above 100ªF.
- Bowel or bladder control problems.
Quicker back pain diagnosis and treatment will ensure you get faster relief, so consider visiting a Covington back specialist to resolve your symptoms today.
Back pain can quickly become unbearable and affect your day-to-day life. However, you can overcome these problems by visiting a qualified spine specialist who will help you remedy and manage back pain.
Back Surgery in Covington GA
Call us today to schedule a same day appointment at one of our 3 locations around the Covington area. Benefits of scheduling an appointment with AllSpine include:
- In-house Open MRI machines for accurate and comfortable diagnosis.
- Comprehensive treatment plans to relieve your symptoms and pain.
- We use the least invasive solutions possible to save you risks & complications.
Dr. Shahram Rezaiamiri
Dr. Shahram Rezaiamiri, MD, FACS he received a Bachelor’s of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Washington (UW) in Seattle in 1988. Before going back to UW to attend medical school, he worked for GTE Research Labs in Boston and spent a year in Texas in their GTE’s telecommunications division. Dr. Rezaiamiri finished medical school in 1994 and then attended the University of Rochester and completed his residency in Neurosurgery at Strong Memorial Hospital. In 1998, he spent one year in Virginia completing a fellowship in Complex Spinal Surgery. He has been in Atlanta since 2001. Dr. Rezaiamiri has extensive experience in treating complex spinal disorders. He was the first in the south Atlanta area to perform minimally invasive spinal discectomy and fusion. He also has extensive experience in treating brain tumors. He was the first to introduce the Computer Based Stereotactic Image Guided Surgery in the Atlanta area for the treatment of brain tumors. Dr. Rezaiamiri is presently one of the few spine surgeons who perform the new minimally invasive spinal fusion technique, XLIF. Fellow Member of the American Board of Neurosurgery. Dr. Rezaiamiri has privileges at Piedmont Henry, Southern Regional Medical Center, and Piedmont Atlanta.
Dr. Robert Friedman
Dr. Robert Friedman, MD, FACS specializes in Neurosurgery. He received his bachelor’s degree from the University of New York at Stony Brook and then went on to receive his medical degree at the State University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, where he completed his internship in general surgery and his residency in neurosurgery. Dr. Friedman is board certified in neurosurgery and has special interests in spinal disorders, including spinal stenosis, herniated disks, and tumors of the spine. He also has a special interest in neurostimulation for chronic pain. Dr. Friedman has over 30 years of experience in Neurosurgery. He is currently accepting new patients at our Stockbridge and Newnan locations.
Dr. Bradley Troxler
Dr. Bradley Troxler, DO is a physiatrist specializing in the conservative and interventional management of complex spine and musculoskeletal conditions. He is an active member of several professional organizations including the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, the North American Spine Society, and the American Academy of Pain Medicine. After earning his Osteopathic medical degree at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, he went on to complete his residency training in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Boston Medical Center in 2012. Additionally, he elected to pursue subspecialty fellowship training in both Osteopathic Neuromuscular Medicine and Interventional Spine, of which the latter was completed at New England Baptist Hospital in Boston, MA. He is skilled in the use of ultrasound- and fluoroscopy-guided procedures, and in the use of Osteopathic manual medicine in the treatment of complex spine and musculoskeletal conditions. Dr. Troxler emphasizes the importance of exercise and movement in both restoring function and improving patient outcomes. He has a special interest in the use and advancement of regenerative medicine modalities.