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Spine Surgery for Individuals from Hampton, Williamsburg, Newport News, VA

Spine surgery may be recommended for a patient who is experiencing severe back pain or limited mobility resulting from spinal trauma or age-related degeneration. However, surgery is not appropriate for every individual with a spinal condition. At Tidewater Orthopaedics, a specialty orthopaedic practice serving Hampton, Williamsburg, and Newport News, Virginia, we generally view surgery as a last resort. That’s because the majority of our patients see marked improvement in their symptoms with conservative treatments, often to the point that surgery is no longer a consideration.

With that said, the back specialist at Tidewater Orthopaedics, Jonathan Mason, MD, is a highly skilled orthopaedic surgeon who is experienced in performing advanced, minimally invasive, and traditional spine surgery techniques. These include spinal fusion, disc replacement, microdiscectomy, arthroplasty, laminoplasty, kyphoplasty, and others.

Depending on a patient’s specific needs, Dr. Mason utilizes the latest spine surgery and conservative approaches to address a variety of spinal conditions, including:

  • Cervical herniated discs
  • Lumbar herniated discs
  • Cervical spinal stenosis
  • Lumbar spinal stenosis
  • Lumbar spondylolisthesis
  • Degenerative scoliosis

Prior to advising a patient to consider spine surgery, Dr. Mason will typically recommend an individualized regimen of medication and physical therapy. Our patients have convenient access to an outstanding team of in-house physical therapists who work closely with our physicians to deliver the most comprehensive patient care possible.

Every physician at Tidewater Orthopaedics is committed to enhancing our patients’ outcomes and quality of life, whether it be through conservative treatments, spine surgery, or both. Our highly collaborative team takes enormous satisfaction in helping our patients progress from passively watching from the sidelines to full and active participation in all of the activities they enjoy.

Individuals in Hampton, Williamsburg, Newport News, and elsewhere in the Hampton Roads area who are experiencing low back pain or considering spine surgery are welcome to consult with the exceptional back specialist at Tidewater Orthopaedics. To schedule an appointment, contact us at 757-827-2480.