The rigor and activities of daily life take a toll on the spine and can cause pain that limits your ability to walk, run or be physically active. At CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Hospital - Alamo Heights our board certified neurosurgeons, spine and orthopedic surgeons use the latest therapies to treat and reduce back and neck pain, and numbness in the arms and legs from a spinal condition.
The spine is the body's main support structure. It includes discs that sit between and cushion 33 bones called vertebrae. The hollow space inside the vertebrae is the spinal canal. This is where spinal nerves - which send signals to the rest of your body - begin.
Conditions and Treatments
- Spinal stenosis
- Disc herniation
- Degenerative disc disease
Injuries and medical conditions can also damage the spine and its discs. A weak spine can cause a narrowing of the spinal canal, shrinking discs or moving discs. These changes in spinal alignment may put pressure on or pinch the spinal nerves.
We collaborate with our board certified orthopedic surgeons to provide the most comprehensive care for your cervical or lumbar spine condition in outpatient and inpatient settings.
Specialized Spine and Brain Care
We are highly trained in the most advanced techniques used to heal and repair damaged discs and vertebrae. We use specialized, highly technical equipment to perform a full range of minimally invasive spine surgeries, including removing a bulging disc, removing part of the vertebra bone and widening the opening for your spinal nerves. The majority (90 percent) of the spine procedures we perform involve repairing degraded discs or replacing them with artificial discs.