Spinal Injuries and Problems
Two broad categories define all spinal cord injuries: incomplete and complete. Partial types of injuries include triplegia, which involves one arm and both legs, and various syndromes that can affect movement and organ functions. Complete injuries include conditions such as quadriplegia, also known as tetraplegia and paraplegia. In addition to traumatic injuries, other conditions can also cause problems with the vertebral column.
- Scoliosis and Ankylosing spondylitis, a type of arthritis in the spine
- Age-related bone changes such as stenosis and herniated disks
At Azalea Orthopedics, our goal is to help you live pain-free with a high quality of life. Our specialists are on call 24 hours every day. If you have an emergency, you can always reach us. We are just a phone call away, any time.
Contact Us Today
Your road to pain-free, easy movement starts by reaching out to one of our locations in Tyler, TX; Longview, TX; or throughout East Texas. Contact us to learn more about what we can do for you or request an appointment online. We work with each patient to create a customized plan for their needs, and our goal is to provide unparalleled customer service throughout the healing process.
Robotics & Your Spine
New advancements in treating your spine extend to robotics-assisted spine surgery. Azalea Orthopedics is among the few in Texas offering this high-tech surgical option for our patients. The Mazor Renaissance Guidance System allows your surgeon to create a highly-customized surgical plan before entering the operating room. Once the procedure begins, the robot assists your surgeon throughout surgery to increase your surgeon’s accuracy. Thus providing consistent results and optimal outcomes for patients.
Minimally Invasive Procedures
Azalea Orthopedics goal is to get you feeling and moving around better. Sometimes a spine injury or condition will need to be addressed surgically, but there are minimally invasive procedures our specialists also consider in a patient’s treatment plan. What is the difference between surgery and minimally invasive surgery or MI surgery? MI procedures use a small, more targeted incisions while traditional surgery requires a larger incision.
Minimally invasive surgeries are made possible by using an arthroscope. This is a device with a small, lighted camera on the end of a tube that allows your physician to perform the surgery via instruments inserted through pinpoint incisions.
So what are the benefits? MI surgery allows your surgeon to cut less muscle which ultimately results in less scar tissue, less damage to soft tissue and recovery tends to be more comfortable for patients. It is important to keep in mind not all patients are candidates for surgical procedures.
You will also find a team of first-class, caring non-surgical spine specialists at Azalea Orthopedics. We treat painful conditions of the back, neck, nerves, joints, sports injuries and more. Some of these procedures include injections, spinal cord stimulation and nerve blocks. What sets these procedures apart, many do not require general anesthesia or hospitalization.
Accuracy matters in treating your pain which is why our physicians often use ultrasound and x-ray guided injections for precise pain relief.
Don’t Wait, Schedule an Appointment Today
We don’t want you to live in pain. Call Azalea Orthopedics today to schedule an appointment with one of our spine specialists. We look forward to hearing from you and more importantly, helping you get on the road to recovery.