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Our back doctor is a recognized expert in the field and has the specialized knowledge and training to assess, diagnose, and treat a full range of back injuries and conditions. 

As the largest posterior area in the body, the back has several areas where back pain can occur, such as the upper, middle, and lower back. Additionally, back pain can result from a number of causes like an acute injury or a condition that has developed as you age. These injuries and conditions can be treated by numerous types of medical specialists including primary care physicians, pain management specialists, physiatrists, chiropractic doctors, and spine surgeons for several types of conditions and injuries such as:

  • Bulging or herniated disc, or a pushing or tear in the soft disc between vertebrae
  • Chronic back pain, or pain that has existed for an extended period of time
  • Degenerative disc disease, or the degeneration of discs as you age
  • Sacroiliac joint dysfunction, or the improper movement of the joints in the lower spine
  • Spinal nerve compression, or changes that develop in the spine's discs or bones thereby compressing nerves
  • Sprains or strains, or when muscle fibers within the back are abnormally stretched or torn

When to Choose a Back Doctor Near You

Suffering from lingering symptoms of back pain can lead to a prolonged or progressive back condition or injury. If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms, it is recommended that you contact a back, neck, and spine specialist near you for treatment:

  • Discoloration or change in appearance
  • Experiencing pain beyond the back area
  • Inability to walk or participate in daily activities without pain
  • Loss of function or feeling
  • Numbness, tingling, or weakness
  • Severe pain that does not improve with rest or elevation

The Back, Neck & Spine Expert at
Litchfield Hills Orthopedic Associates

Our fellowship-trained spine surgeon, Dr. Lane Spero, is experienced and skilled in providing expert care for our back, neck, and spine patients. Though many back conditions can be treated conservatively without surgery through the use of anti-inflammatory medication, injections, or physical therapy, there are back issues that may require spine surgery. If surgery is necessary for you, Dr. Spero has the advanced training and expertise to perform several advanced surgical procedures and minimally invasive techniques for the back, neck, and spine including:

  • Epidural and facet injections
  • Lumbar disc replacement
  • Minimally invasive spinal fusions

At Litchfield Hills Orthopedic Associates, our expert doctors and staff understand the first step towards reducing your back pain and restoring your health is a proper diagnosis to determine the specific cause of your pain. To schedule a consultation with our specialty-trained spine doctor to discuss your condition and treatment options, you may request an appointment online or call (860) 482-8539 and be seen in Torrington or Bristol.