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Spine Pain and Surgery Program

Back pain is one of the most common medical problems in the U.S. and affects 8 out of 10 people at some point in their lives. A number of underlying conditions can change the structure of the spine or damage the vertebrae and surrounding tissue, leading to pain and other issues. These can include injuries, infections, spinal disorders, or bone changes that come with age.

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The spine team at Foothill Regional Medical Center specializes in treating these kinds of conditions with state-of-the-art procedures and equipment. Our spine surgeons use advanced imaging technology and surgical techniques to target the root cause of back pain instead of merely the symptoms.

From complex spine deformities to more common issues like compression fractures and scoliosis, the spine specialists at Foothill are committed to providing patients with high quality care that aims to restore their mobility and eliminate pain.

We have a comprehensive spine program that offers diagnostics, treatment, and rehabilitation at a single location. Our team has advanced imaging services – including X-ray, CT, and MRI – onsite and at its disposal 24/7. In-hospital rehabilitation services that include physical therapy and occupational therapy help patients recover and regain the abilities needed for daily life.

Common spinal conditions we treat at Foothill Regional Medical Center include:

  • Low back pain
  • Sciatica
  • Radiculopathy
  • Lumbar disk disease
  • Cervical disk rupture
  • Thoracic disk rupture
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Degenerative disk disease
  • Arthritis of the spine
  • Cervical arthritis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Myelopathy
  • Scoliosis
  • Kyphosis
  • Ankylosing spondylitis
  • Compression fracture
  • Spine tumors
  • Spine abscess
  • Vertebral osteomyelitis
  • Diskitis
  • Spine deformities

Treatment Options

Treatment for these spinal conditions will vary depending on the severity of pain and how long it lasts. If possible, our spine team will recommend conservative approaches such as physical therapy, exercises, or medication. For more serious issues and disabling pain, spine surgery could be the best option.

The spine program at Foothill Regional Medical Center offers a full range of treatment options for our patients, both surgical and non-surgical, including:

Cervical spine procedures

  • Anterior cervical discectomy and fusion
  • Anterior cervical corpectomy
  • Cervical decompression
  • Cervical laminoplasty
  • Cervical laminectomy
  • Cervical laminotomy
  • Cervical posterior decompression and fusion
  • Cervical laminectomy and fusion
  • Cervical posterior foraminotomy
  • Anterior/posterior cervical fusion
  • Cervical disc replacement
  • Cervical fusion for tumors

Thoracic spine procedures

  • Posterior thoracic decompression
  • Posterior thoracic laminectomy
  • Thoracic posterior fusion
  • Thoracic interbody fusion
  • Thoracic posterior fusion for tumors
  • Percutaneous pedicle instrumentation of thoracic spine

Lumbar spine procedures

  • Lumbar decompression
  • Lumbar laminectomy
  • Lumbar discectomy
  • Lumbar microdiscectomy
  • Lumbar posterior fusion
  • Lumbar fusion for tumors
  • Percutaneous pedicle instrumentation of the lumbar spine

Deformity spine procedures

  • Posterior spinal fusion
  • Anterior/posterior spinal fusion
  • Anterior spinal fusion

Other spine procedures

  • Exploration of fusion
  • Osteotomies
  • Removal of spinal implants/hardware
  • Revision spinal surgery
  • Synovial cyst excision
  • Corpectomy

Contact Us

If you have any questions about our spine services, please call us at (714) 619-7700. We are conveniently located in Tustin on Newport Avenue between the 5 and 55 freeways. Our address is 14662 Newport Avenue.