From diagnosis to recovery, here are the most frequently asked questions about spinal conditions:
What causes neck or back pain?
Neck and back pain can be caused by a number of factors ranging from trauma to aging. This pain can often be an indication of a spine condition.
How do I know if I have a spine condition?
It’s recommended that all patients visit Dr. Lai and our team of spine specialists to diagnose your condition. Through a thorough diagnosis, we will be able to customize your treatment plan.
Do all spinal conditions need surgery?
No, they do not. Depending on your spine condition our board-certified spine specialists may opt for a more conservative form of treatment.
What is spine surgery?
Spine surgery is performed to treat spine conditions, neck and back pain. This is a minimally invasive procedure that requires a small incision and has a reduced interference with surrounding muscles and tissue.
Is spine surgery successful?
Due to a combination of today’s technological and surgical advancements, spine surgery has become a successful minimally invasive surgery.
What is the recovery like for spine surgery?
Recovery for each patient will be unique. With the help of Dr. Lai and the team of spine specialists, patients are carefully guided throughout their recovery process.
Does insurance cover spine surgery?
In most cases spine surgery is covered by insurance. Check with your insurance company for more information.
Contact us today to book your consultation at OC Spine Center.