Spine Doctor

Our spine doctor at Litchfield Hills Orthopedic Associates, located in Torrington and Bristol, is a recognized expert in the field and has the specialized knowledge and training to assess, diagnose, and treat a full range of spine injuries and conditions. 

As an integral component of our bodies, the spine includes the spinal column and spinal cord and is made up of five major regions: the cervical, thoracic, lumbar, sacral, and coccygeal. In most cases, back pain or injury typically occurs within the first three regions of the spine, where the majority of vertebrae are. There are several common spine conditions and injuries occurring in the back, neck, and spinal canal that can be treated by a physician or surgeon, and they include:

  • Chronic pain, or pain that has existed for an extended period of time
  • Degenerative disc disease, or the degeneration of discs as you age
  • Sciatica pain, or pressure that rests on the sciatic nerve
  • Scoliosis, or a curvature condition of the spine
  • Spinal cord injuries, or damage to any part of the spinal cord
  • Spinal deformities, or abnormalities to the spine
  • Spinal stenosis, or a narrowing of the spinal canal

When to Choose a Spine Doctor Near You

Suffering from lingering symptoms of spine pain can lead to a prolonged or progressive spine condition or injury. If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms, it is recommended that you contact a back, neck, and spine specialist or doctor near you for diagnosis and treatment that may or may not include surgery:

  • Discoloration or change in appearance
  • Experiencing pain that is spreading throughout the body
  • 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

If you're experiencing pain or discomfort from a spine-related disorder, start your journey to recovery by scheduling an appointment with our spine care expert. For consultation at our Torrington Office or our Bristol Office, simply request an appointment online today or call (860) 482-8539.

The Back, Neck & Spine Expert at
Litchfield Hills Orthopedic Associates 
in Torrington and Bristol

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

  • Cervical disc replacement
  • Lumbar disc replacement
  • Minimally invasive spinal fusions
  • Robotic-assisted cervical and lumbar procedures

At Litchfield Hills Orthopedic Associates, our expert specialists and staff understand the first step towards reducing your spine 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 surgeon 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.