Orthopaedic Back and Neck Surgery

Orthopaedic
Back and neck surgery

Surgery is a last resort and the majority of back pain cases can be approached and treated non-surgically.

In cases where surgery is warranted, the orthopaedic spinal surgeons at TSAOG Orthopaedics & Spine are here to help.

Conditions Treated and Procedures Offered:

  • Acute Neck and Back Pain
  • Anterior Cervical Disc Decompression and Fusion
  • Anterior Cervical Discectomy
  • Artificial Cervical Disc Replacement
  • Chronic Back and Neck Pain
  • Deformity Correction
  • Degenerative Scoliosis
  • Herniated Discs
  • Implantation of Spinal Cord Stimulators
  • Injuries to the Neck and Back
  • Laminoplasty
  • Laminectomy
  • Lumbar Decompression and Fusion
  • Lumbar Micro-Discectomy
  • Microscopic Tubular Resection (MITR)
  • Microsurgical Techniques
  • Minimally Invasive Techniques
  • Nerve Pain
  • Osteoarthritis of the Neck and Back
  • Pediatric Scoliosis
  • Posterior Cervical Decompression and Fusion
  • Radiculopathy
  • Robot Assisted Spinal Fusion
  • Ruptured Discs
  • Sciatica
  • Spinal Injections
  • Spinal Metastasis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Fractures and Trauma
  • Spine Tumor Resections
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Vertebral Augmentation
  • Work-Related Injuries

Back and Neck Orthopaedics

Your Orthopaedic Back and Neck Surgery Team

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WorkSmart at Grayson Heights

Grayson Heights
1422 East Grayson St, #102
San Antonio, TX 78208

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Ridgewood Orthopaedic Center

Schertz

Medical Center

Westover Hills

WorkSmart at Grayson Heights

Brooks City Base

New Braunfels

Pain Management

Pain
Management

The Pain Management Institute at TSAOG Orthopaedics & Spine takes the whole body into account, such as your nerves, muscle and bones, to treat injuries and illnesses that affect how you move and accurately pinpoint problems to enhance your performance without surgery. As an alternative to surgery, TSAOG provides Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy, a treatment option for several types of orthopaedic injuries and joint pain. Simply put, your health is our mission. For this purpose, our physicians have assembled a Total Care approach to enable the finest outcome for your care.

Conditions Treated and Procedures Offered:

  • Back Pain
  • Congenital Disorders
  • Disc Herniation
  • Electrodiagnostic Medicine
  • Geriatric Rehabilitation
  • Low Back Pain
  • Neck Pain
  • Nerve Pain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Pain Management
  • Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy
  • Radiculopathy
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sciatica
  • Spinal Injections
  • Sports Injuries
  • Trauma
  • Ulnar Neuropathy
  • Ultrasound Guided Pain Injections
  • Work-Related Injuries

One type of nonsurgical treatment is Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy, which is a treatment option for a variety of orthopaedic conditions.  Click here to learn about PRP Therapy.

Back and Neck Orthopaedics

Your Pain Management Team

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WorkSmart at Grayson Heights

Grayson Heights
1422 East Grayson St, #102
San Antonio, TX 78208

Quarry Area

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Ridgewood Orthopaedic Center

Schertz

Medical Center

Westover Hills

WorkSmart at Grayson Heights

Brooks City Base

New Braunfels

Your First Chiropractic visit

Your First Chiropractic Visit

What to Expect?

Discussion of History 

You will begin your chiropractic care with a thorough discussion of your medical history and the current problem you are facing. 

Physical Exam

A detailed physical exam will be conducted, which will include orthopaedic, neurological, and detailed spinal biomechanical analysis.

Diagnostic Imaging 

As needed, your chiropractor will employ diagnostic imaging – including MRI, CT, and X-ray – to examine the cause of your problem.

Review with Physician

Upon completion of your exam and diagnostic testing, your chiropractor will review all findings with you, provide a diagnosis, and discuss possible treatment options.

What Does Chiropractic Care Cost?

Insurance coverage for chiropractic care varies greatly by plan and we will be happy to verify your benefits for you prior to your appointment.  If your insurance covers chiropractic services, your financial responsibility will be dictated by your plan.

If your insurance does not cover chiropractic or if you are uninsured, you will be billed as “self pay” and payment will be due at time of service.

TSAOG’s chiropractic cash rates are as follows:

  • $150 for initial visit, including evaluation, manipulation, and X-rays
  • $50 for follow up visits, including ongoing manipulations  

Back and Neck Orthopaedics

YOUR CHIROPRACTIC CARE TEAM

FIND A LOCATION

Ridgewood Orthopaedic Center

Ridgewood Orthopaedic Center
19138 US-281 N.
San Antonio, TX 78258

Schertz

Schertz Parkway Professional Plaza
5000 Schertz Parkway, #600
Schertz, TX 78154

Westover Hills

Westover Hills Medical Plaza I
11212 State Hwy 151, #150
San Antonio, TX 78251

Chiropractic Care

Chiropractic
Care

Chiropractic care is a unique approach to the application of both orthopedics and neurology. Chiropractic Care Institute at TSAOG Orthopaedics & Spine offers chiropractic care to help restore the function of your back and spine through non-surgical treatment. Our chiropractor works directly with our orthopaedic specialists in order to provide the most comprehensive spinal care possible. Simply put, your health is our mission.

Why Chiropractic Care?

Chiropractors are medical professionals who diagnose and treat disorders of the skeletal and neurological systems – specializing in non-invasive (non-surgical) pain management and restoration of skeletal function by utilizing manual medicine and chiropractic technique.  They pay special attention to the physiologic and biochemical aspects of the body including structural, spinal, musculoskeletal, neurological, vascular and nutritional relationships.

Chiropractic Care:

  • Offers a safe, non-surgical, drug-free treatment option that is effective for many types of spinal injuries/conditions for people of all ages.
  • Seeks to identify the underlying cause of a spinal condition, correct the problem and maintain long term spinal health.
  • Works in concert with physical medicine & rehabilitation as well as orthopaedic specialists to provide comprehensive spinal care options for all patients.

If you are suffering from persistent neck pain or back pain, it may be time to consider chiropractic care.

Conditions Treated

  • Acute Injuries to the Back and Neck
  • Acute Neck and Back Pain
  • Chronic Back Pain
  • Failed Back Syndrome
  • Headaches / Migraines
  • Herniated Discs
  • Low Back Pain 
    (With or Without Limb Pain)
  • Neck Pain 
    (With or Without Limb Pain)
  • Neuromuscular Conditions
  • Pregnancy Pain 
    (All Stages)
  • Previous Spinal Surgeries 
    (With Continued Back/Neck Pain)
  • Ruptured Discs
  • Sciatica
  • Scoliosis in Children
  • SI Pain
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spinal Stiffness
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Whiplash Injuries
  • Youth Sports Injuries (Resulting in Back Pain)

Common Treatments

Spinal Manipulation

Spinal Manipulation is an extensively studied and commonly utilized highly-specific controlled movement of spinal vertebrae (bones) joints that may be impacting normal musculoskeletal biomechanics and function, leading to pain syndromes and reduced functional abilities.  The manipulative procedure helps to restore the normal relationships to reduce pain and improve daily spinal function.

Flexion-Distraction

Flexion-Distraction, also referred to as “spinal decompression”, is a non-surgical treatment option for herniated or bulging discs.  The technique is extensively researched and is a highly-skilled procedure.  It features the use of a specialized, precision-engineered treatment table that allows for gentle movements to the spine to relieve pressure of damaged discs, thereby relieving pain, improving disc dynamics and restoring functional status to the patient.

Back and Neck Orthopaedics

Your Chiropractic Care Team

FIND A LOCATION

Ridgewood Orthopaedic Center

Ridgewood Orthopaedic Center
19138 US-281 N.
San Antonio, TX 78258

Schertz

Schertz Parkway Professional Plaza
5000 Schertz Parkway, #600
Schertz, TX 78154

Westover Hills

Westover Hills Medical Plaza I
11212 State Hwy 151, #150
San Antonio, TX 78251

Back and Neck

Back and
Neck

Back pain is a very common ailment. Many people delay seeking treatment for neck pain or back pain for fear they will be told they need back surgery, but the truth is that a majority of cases of persistent neck and back pain can be treated non-surgically.

The back pain specialists at TSAOG Orthopaedics & Spine will work with you to identify the cause of your back pain and develop a custom care plan to get you back to living your life without pain.

Back Pain Specialists in San Antonio, TX:

Back pain is an extremely common condition. In fact, 8 out of 10 people will suffer from back pain at some point in their lives*. Persistent back pain or neck pain can affect your quality of life and limit you from doing the things you want to do, but many people delay seeking treatment for fear they will be told they need back surgery.

Surgery is a last resort and the majority of back pain cases can actually be approached and treated non-surgically. TSAOG Orthopaedics & Spine has assembled a team of back pain specialists, including chiropractors, non-surgical physicians, and orthopedic surgeons to ensure that we can provide comprehensive care for your back pain or back injury.

If back pain or neck pain is limiting your life, please call for an evaluation.

*Source: Medline Plus

Chiropractic Care at TSAOG

Chiropractic Care 

Chiropractic care is an entirely drug free and non-surgical approach to dealing with neck pain and back pain. Common chiropractic treatments include spinal manipulation and flexion-distraction.

Pain Management

Pain Management 

Pain management is a non-surgical approach to dealing with neck pain and back pain. Common treatments include osteopathic manipulation, pain medicine, physical therapy, and interventional spinal care (spinal injections).

Surgery room

Orthopaedic Surgery

In cases where surgery is warranted, an orthopedic back surgeon will operate on the spine. Common spinal surgeries include spinal fusion, laminectomy, and disc replacement.

Back and Neck Orthopaedics

FIND A LOCATION

WorkSmart at Grayson Heights

Grayson Heights
1422 East Grayson St, #102
San Antonio, TX 78208

Quarry Area

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Ridgewood Orthopaedic Center

Schertz

Medical Center

Westover Hills

WorkSmart at Grayson Heights

Brooks City Base

New Braunfels

Podiatry

What Is A Podiatrist?

A podiatrist, or doctor of podiatric medicine (D.P.M.), is a specialist in the medical and surgical care of conditions of the foot. At TSAOG Orthopaedics & Spine, our podiatrists are board certified in their fields and have all gone through 4 years of podiatric medical school and 3 years of residency training.

Dr. David Hughes is a podiatrist, board-certified in foot surgery by the American Board of Podiatric Surgery, which has been recently renamed the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery (ABFAS). 

Dr. Jessica Rutstein is a podiatrist, board-certified in primary care in podiatric medicine by the American Board of Multiple Specialties in Podiatry (ABMSP). 

Foot & Ankle

Conditions Treated:

  • Arch Disorders
  • Arch Pain
  • Arthritis of the Foot
  • Athlete’s Foot
  • Blisters
  • Bone Pain
  • Bone Spurs
  • Bunions
  • Burning Feet
  • Bursitis
  • Calluses
  • Capsulitis
  • Charcot Foot
  • Chilblains
  • Claw Toe
  • Corns
  • Cysts
  • Diabetic Ulcers
  • Digital Deformity
  • Dry Skin
  • Edema
  • Enchondroma
  • Flat Feet
  • Foot Deformity (Pediatric)
  • Foot Fractures
  • Foot Fungus
  • Foot Infections
  • Foot Odor
  • Freiberg’s Disease
  • Frostbite
  • Ganglion Cysts
  • Gangrene
  • Gout
  • Hallux Limitus
  • Hallux Rigidus
  • Hallux Varus
  • Hammertoe
  • Heel Callus
  • Heel Fissures
  • Heel Pain
  • Ingrown Toenails
  • Intoeing and Outtoeing
  • Ischemic Foot
  • Kohler’s Disease
  • Mallet Toes
  • Metatarsalgia
  • Neuritis, Nerve Pain
  • Neuromas
  • Osteochondromas
  • Osteomyelitis
  • Overlapping and Underlapping Toes
  • Peripheral Neuropathy
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Plantar Fibromas
  • Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction
  • Psoriasis
  • Raynaud’s Disease
  • Sesamoiditis
  • Severs Disease
  • Skin Allergies
  • Skin Lesions
  • Spasms
  • Sports Injuries of the Foot
  • Stress Fractures of the Foot
  • Subungal Exostosis
  • Tendinitis
  • Tendon and Joint Pain
  • Tinea Pedis
  • Toenails
  • Turf Toe
  • Ulcers
  • Venous Stasis
  • Warts

Procedures Offered:

  • Bunionectomy / Bunion Surgery
  • Custom Made Orthotics
  • Cryoprobe for Plantars Warts
  • Extracorporeal Pulse Activation Technology (EPAT) for Plantar Fasciitis
  • Foot Spur Removal
  • Foreign Body Removal
  • Ganglion Cyst Treatment
  • Hallux Rigidus / Limitus Surgery
  • Hammertoe Surgery
  • Heel Pain Treatment – Conservative and Surgical
  • Ingrown Toenail Removal
  • Metatarsal Surgery
  • Nerve Surgery for Neuroma
  • Orthotics
  • Routine Foot Care
  • Toenail Problems
  • TOPAZ for Plantar Fasciitis
  • Wart Treatment

Your Podiatry Team

FIND A LOCATION

Ridgewood Orthopaedic Center

Ridgewood Orthopaedic Center
19138 US-281 N.
San Antonio, TX 78258

Medical Center

Christus Santa Rosa NW, Tower I
2829 Babcock Rd., #700
San Antonio, TX 78229

Westover Hills

Westover Hills Medical Plaza I
11212 State Hwy 151, #150
San Antonio, TX 78251

Foot & Ankle

Foot and
Ankle

The foot is an intricate structure containing 26 bones, 33 joints, 107 ligaments, 19 muscles, and tendons, which hold the structure together allowing it to move in a variety of ways.

The Foot and Ankle Institute at TSAOG Orthopaedics & Spine has assembled a team fellowship trained orthopedic surgeons and podiatrists to provide comprehensive medical and surgical care of foot and ankle disorders. Read on to learn more about our foot and ankle specialists.

Foot and Ankle Specialists in San Antonio, TX:

The Foot and Ankle Institute at TSAOG Orthopaedics & Spine has assembled a team of specialists, including board-certified orthopedic surgeons – fellowship trained in conditions of the foot, ankle, and lower leg – and board-certified podiatrists to offer comprehensive medical and surgical treatment of foot and ankle conditions for patients of all ages. Read on to learn about the different specialties and specialists available to you.

Orthopaedic Surgeon vs Podiatrist:

The choice of which kind of doctor to see for your foot and ankle concerns is largely a matter of personal preference and choosing the doctor with whom you feel most comfortable. Though both kinds of specialists treat many of the same conditions, their training is different.

Our orthopedic foot and ankle specialists have completed:

  • 4 years of medical school (to become an M.D. or a D.O.)
  • 5 years of residency in orthopedic surgery
  • At least 1 additional year of fellowship training in conditions of the foot, ankle, and lower leg

Our podiatric specialists have completed:

  • 4 years of podiatric medical school (to become a D.P.M.)
  • 3 years of residency in podiatric medicine

Whichever specialty you decide to consult, if you are considering surgery, you should ask questions to make sure your doctor has had training and experience in performing the procedure you need.

Foot & Ankle

Your Foot & Ankle Team

FIND A LOCATION

WorkSmart at Grayson Heights

Grayson Heights
1422 East Grayson St, #102
San Antonio, TX 78208

Quarry Area

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Ridgewood Orthopaedic Center

Schertz

Medical Center

Westover Hills

WorkSmart at Grayson Heights

Brooks City Base

New Braunfels

Foot & Ankle Surgeons

Foot and
Ankle Surgeons

The orthopedic surgeons of the Foot & Ankle Institute at TSAOG Orthopaedics & Spine are board-certified in orthopedic surgery and fellowship trained in conditions of the foot, ankle, and lower leg. Their training and experience qualifies them to treat a wide range of foot and ankle conditions, from common foot problems like bunions and hammertoes to complex reconstructions and total ankle replacements.

What Is An Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Specialist?

An orthopaedic foot and ankle specialist is an orthopedic surgeon who has chosen to focus his or her practice on conditions of the foot, ankle, and lower leg. At TSAOG Orthopaedics & Spine, our orthopaedic foot and ankle specialists are all board certified in orthopedic surgery and fellowship trained in foot and ankle conditions. This means that they have all gone through 4 years of medical school, 5 years of residency in orthopedic surgery, and an additional year of fellowship training.

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Foot & Ankle

Conditions Treated:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Achilles Tendinosis
  • Ankle Fractures
  • Ankle Joint Surface Defects
  • Ankle Pain
  • Ankle Sprains
  • Arthritis of the Foot and Ankle
  • Bunions, Hammer Toes, and Other First Toe Disorders
  • Cartilage Injuries
  • Cerebral Palsy and Brain Injury Contractures
  • Chronic Lateral Ankle Sprains
  • Claw Toe
  • Clubfoot
  • Flat Feet
  • Foot Pain
  • Fractures of the Lower Leg, Foot and Ankle
  • Heel Pain
  • High Ankle Sprain
  • Lisfranc (Midfoot) Fractures
  • Morton’s Neuroma
  • Neuromas
  • Osteochondral Defects and Fractures
  • Peroneal Tendinosis
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sesamoiditis
  • Sports-Related Injuries to the Lower Leg, Foot, and Ankle
  • Stress Fractures
  • Tendon Ruptures
  • Traumatic, Post-Traumatic, and Degenerative Conditions of the Lower Leg, Foot, and Ankle 

Procedures Offered:

  • Adult Reconstructive Surgery of the Lower Leg, Foot and Ankle
  • Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Deformity Correction
  • Flatfoot Correction
  • Reconstruction of Complex Deformities of the Lower Leg, Foot, and Ankle
  • Rheumatoid Reconstructions
  • Tendon Repair and Reconstruction including Achilles, Posterior Tibial and Peroneal
  • Total Ankle Replacement
  • Vascularized Bone Transport to Reconstruct Bone Loss and Chronic Non-Union

Your Foot & Ankle Surgeons

FIND A LOCATION

WorkSmart at Grayson Heights

Grayson Heights
1422 East Grayson St, #102
San Antonio, TX 78208

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Ridgewood Orthopaedic Center

Schertz

Medical Center

Westover Hills

WorkSmart at Grayson Heights

Brooks City Base

New Braunfels

Hand and Upper Extremity

Hand and
Upper Extremity

Hand & Upper Extremity Specialists

As surgical techniques in the upper extremity have become more refined and complex, specialized training has become more important to the outcomes of a patient’s recovery. Each of the specialists in the Hand and Upper Extremity Institute at TSAOG Orthopaedics & Spine has completed an additional year of fellowship training in upper extremity surgery beyond medical school and five to seven years of residency training.

In addition, TSAOG Orthopaedics & Spine takes a Total Care approach to treatment, which incorporates diagnostic imaging, casting and bracing, a dedicated outpatient orthopaedic surgery center, and certified hand therapists. Our hand, wrist, elbow, and shoulder specialists work in concert with these departments to ensure the best possible outcome for your treatment plan.

Conditions and Treatment Options:

  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Congenital deformities
  • Cubital tunnel syndrome
  • Degenerative arthritis / Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Distal radius fractures / Wrist fractures
  • Dupuytren’s contracture
  • Endoscopic carpal tunnel release
  • Fracture Care of the Hand and Wrist
  • First CMC arthritis / joint replacement
  • Ligament damage / Ligament reconstruction
  • Nerve and vessel damage
  • Open wounds / Animal bites
  • Tendon lacerations
  • Tendonitis of the wrist (De Quervain’s)
  • Trigger finger / Trigger thumb
  • Wrist Arthroscopy
  • Bicep Tears / Bicep Repairs
  • Biceps Tendinopathy
  • Elbow Arthritis
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Elbow Dislocation
  • Elbow Pain / Injuries
  • Elbow Tendon and Ligament Reconstruction
  • Elbow contracture release
  • Fracture care of the Elbow and Shoulder
  • Frozen shoulder / Adhesive capsulitis
  • Osteochondral defects
  • Radial head replacement
  • Reverse shoulder replacement
  • Rotator Cuff Tears
  • Shoulder Arthroscopy
  • Shoulder Impingement
  • Shoulder Arthritis
  • Tennis Elbow / Golfer’s Elbow
  • Total Elbow Replacement
  • Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Triceps tears
  • Ulnar nerve compression

Your Hand and Upper Extremity Team

FIND A LOCATION

WorkSmart at Grayson Heights

Grayson Heights
1422 East Grayson St, #102
San Antonio, TX 78208

Quarry Area

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Ridgewood Orthopaedic Center

Schertz

Medical Center

Westover Hills

WorkSmart at Grayson Heights

Brooks City Base

New Braunfels

Sports Medicine

Sports
Medicine

At TSAOG Orthopaedics & Spine, we provide care for recreational, competitive, and professional athletes. Our physicians bring their expertise to the community and actively serve as team physicians for the San Antonio Missions as well as many local high school and college teams.

The specialists of The Sports Institute are trained in the comprehensive treatment and rehabilitation of sports-related injuries. Their passion for returning athletes at any level to the activities they love is one more reason TSAOG is the athlete’s choice

Sports Institute Specialists:

At the Sports Institute at TSAOG Orthopaedics & Spine, our sports medicine physicians are board-certified orthopedic surgeons and sports medicine primary care providers  who have completed additional specialty training in the comprehensive medical and surgical care of sports-related injuries and conditions.

We believe that you shouldn’t have to be a professional athlete to be treated like one. No matter your sport, no matter your skill level, if you’ve pushed your body past its limit and need a little help getting back in the game, make the athlete’s choice. Choose The Sports Institute at TSAOG Orthopaedics & Spine.

With  two walk-in injury clinics7 clinic locations around San Antonio, an outpatient surgery center, and onsite physical therapy and hand therapy, we’ll take care of you from the moment of injury until you’re back in the game.

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FIND A LOCATION

WorkSmart at Grayson Heights

Grayson Heights
1422 East Grayson St, #102
San Antonio, TX 78208

Quarry Area

Add an optional description to your map pin

Ridgewood Orthopaedic Center

Schertz

Medical Center

Westover Hills

WorkSmart at Grayson Heights

Brooks City Base

New Braunfels