Neck and Back Pain Can be Devastating: Do Not Ignore Your Symptoms

The agonizing and sometimes debilitating discomfort from back pain can cause us to lose out on important things, like spending time with our families and being productive at work. Even the simplest daily activities can require monumental strength to muster through them.  The number of people with back pain in one form or another is staggering. Did you know that back pain is one of the most common reasons people seek medical care in the United States?  Delays and misdiagnoses can lead to costly and inappropriate treatments.  A proper diagnosis is crucial in determining the best course of treatment.

Common Causes of Back Pain

  • Muscle/soft tissue sprains/strains
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Herniated discs
  • Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Nerve impingement
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Scoliosis/Kyphosis

How do you know when you need to seek treatment for Neck and Back Pain?

If you have ongoing, pain in your neck or back, or spine, it’s imperative to have a proper evaluation by an orthopedic spine surgeon.

Experts in orthopedic care are your BEST option

The Physicians at Sforzo | Dillingham | Stewart Orthopedics + Sports Medicine are experts in orthopedic diagnosis and treatment, and they deliver the best outcomes for their patients. Why? The training and expertise they have are unparalleled.  Dr. Philip Meinhardt is the practice’s spine expert. He has helped patients regain function and mobility, even in the most intricate cases.

Along with twenty-four vertebrae, the spine is also comprised of nerves and synovial fluid that acts as a shock absorber in between discs.  Diagnosing and treating spine pain is complex. At Sforzo | Dillingham | Stewart Orthopedics + Sports Medicine, patients always see a fellowship-trained physician who will lead a team to carefully evaluate the best course of treatment, custom-tailored to each patient specifically.  With digital imaging and ultrasound, we are able to make many diagnoses immediately at your visit.

Non-Surgical Options

calender-with-pinOur team of in-house physical and occupational therapists combines many years of expertise with state-of-the-art equipment.  With close communication within our practice, we ensure continuity of care and a detailed approach.

There are also a variety of injection procedures available to treat a multitude of conditions. Advanced regenerative medicine procedures have allowed Dr. Sforzo, Dr. Dillingham, Dr. Stewart, and Dr. Meinhardt, to help many patients get back in the game without steroid injections or surgical procedures.

Providing advanced meticulous orthopedic care is what Dr. Christopher Sforzo envisioned when he opened the doors to Sforzo | Dillingham | Stewart Orthopedics + Sports Medicine in 2006. And that is just what you can expect today when you choose the practice for your orthopedic and sports medicine needs.

You Have a Choice

Any physicians you choose to see are always your personal decision. It should never be mandated by policy or chosen for you without regard to your needs and best interest. When you choose Sforzo | Dillingham | Stewart Orthopedics + Sports Medicine, you can rest assured that you will be treated with respect and given the opportunity to ask questions.  Your options will be explained in detail, and you will be in the hands of experienced surgeons with the utmost integrity, receiving optimal care.

Philip A. Meinhardt, M.D.

is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon and fellowship-trained spine surgeon. He specializes in adult spinal surgeries including reconstruction of spinal deformities, minimally invasive/microscopic spinal procedures, decompression, spinal instrumentation, fusion procedures, and microscopic cervical disc replacements. Additionally, Dr. Meinhardt offers the latest in stem cell and regenerative treatments helping many patients eliminate the need for surgery. Dr. Meinhardt has medical appointments and admitting privileges at many local medical facilities, including Sarasota Memorial Hospital, Doctors Hospital of Sarasota, Advanced Surgery Center, Lakewood Ranch Medical Center, Ambulatory Surgical Center, and Doctors SameDay Surgical Center.