MOVE BEYOND BACK AND NECK PAIN

Spine care

Crystal Clinic is a leader in spine care. We are certified in spinal fusion procedures by The Joint Commission and have been named one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Spine Surgery Excellence by Healthgrades. As orthopedic spine surgeons, we have devoted our careers to spine care, so we are uniquely qualified to treat all types of spinal problems, both surgically and non-surgically, including degenerative disk disease, herniated disks, sciatica, scoliosis and spinal stenosis. Our comprehensive approach ensures we get to the root cause of your back or neck pain, so you can return to the activities you enjoy most.

If spinal surgery is necessary, we perform minimally invasive techniques whenever possible to promote a faster recovery. We are pioneers in the use of a robotic guidance system for spine surgery, which helps develop a customized surgical plan for each patient. During procedures, the robotic guidance system tracks the position of surgical instruments and implants to ensure extreme precision and accuracy in implant placement.

Scot D. Miller, D.O.

Scot D. Miller, D.O.

866-870-0016

Fellowship-Trained Orthopaedic Surgeon

Board-Certified

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Rajiv V. Taliwal, M.D.

Rajiv V. Taliwal, M.D.

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Fellowship-Trained Orthopaedic Surgeon

Board-Certified

Carrie A. Diulus, M.D.

Carrie A. Diulus, M.D.

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Fellowship-Trained Orthopaedic Surgeon

Board-Certified

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Douglas M. Ehrler, M.D.

Douglas M. Ehrler, M.D.

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Fellowship-Trained Orthopaedic Surgeon

Board-Certified

Brad M. Picha, M.D.

Brad M. Picha, M.D.

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Fellowship-Trained Orthopaedic Surgeon

Board-Certified

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Common Conditions Treated

People often live unnecessarily with spinal disorders for decades. If you have experienced an injury or disorder affecting your spine, you know the effect it can have on your daily life.

At Crystal Clinic, our board-certified, fellowship-trained spine surgeons treat a wide range of both common and complex spine problems, including these frequently seen conditions:

Degenerative disc disease,

which occurs when the rubbery discs that act like shock absorbers between the bones of our spine begin to shrink with age. In some cases, these discs collapse entirely, causing the joints in the vertebrae to rub against each other. Pain is the hallmark symptom of this condition, ranging from nagging to severe and disabling.

Low back pain,

which can range from dull, annoying pain, to severe, persistent, disabling pain. Although the cause of low back pain may be hard to determine, it is often due to overuse, strenuous activity, injury, a tumor or poor muscle tone in the back.

Pinched nerve in the spine (radiculopathy),

which can cause numbness, weakness and radiating pain in other parts of the body. Pinched nerves can affect any part of the spine, but is most common in the lower back (lumbar radiculopathy) and the neck (cervical radiculopathy). It may develop as the result of an injury or other conditions, such as a herniated disc, bone spurs or degenerative disc disease, or have no apparent cause.

Spinal stenosis,

which is a common condition that occurs as we age and the spinal canal narrows, putting pressure on nerves and causing pain, numbness and weakness.

Spondylosis,

which is the age-related wear and tear that affects the spinal disks in your neck. Although most people do not experience any specific symptoms, others report pain and stiffness in the neck.

Innovative Treatment Options

Whenever possible, our spine surgeons start with the most conservative, nonsurgical treatment options to manage your spinal condition. If surgery is necessary, our expert, experienced surgeons use the latest techniques and technology, including:

Spine surgery with a robotic guidance system,

which provides extreme precision and accuracy in joint implant placement, accounting for each patient’s unique anatomy. This latest technology for spine procedures is helping to transform spine care.