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The Spine and Neck

Spinal Fusions

Laminectomy

Spinal Injections

Disc Repair 

Nerve Impingement

Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery

The spinal column is made of naturally curved vertebrae that provides multifaceted function. The vertebrae have to endure cross tension for mobility and stability, maintain head alignment for proper visual and auditory function, provide a base of support through the curvilinear shape for the extremities, and provide support for respiratory functions, all while keeping the spinal cord safe. The discs between the individual vertebra help to provide shock support and cushioning to protect the vertebra against the load of gravity and ground forces in sitting, standing, walking, or high-impact activity. The spine is divided into 3 main sections: cervical (top 7 vertebra), thoracic (middle 12 vertebra), and lumbar (last 5 vertebra), with the sacrum and coccyx at the lower end. Just like other chains in the body, one segment can influence the tension or functional output of the whole column. If you or someone you know is battling through neck or low back pain or injury, give the team at South Texas Bone & Joint a call. Making, Your Care. Our Priority.

Common injuries of the spine and neck include, but are not limited to, those listed below. Click on the individual links below for more information provided by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

Cervicalgia
(Neck Pain)
 

Common surgical treatments and procedures of the spine and neck include, but are not limited to, those listed below. Click on the individual links below for more information provided by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

Commonly used to treat:

  • Degenerative Disc Disease (DDD)

  • Spondylolisthesis

  • Spinal Stenosis

  • Scoliosis

  • Fractured Vertebra

  • Infection

Commonly used as a diagnostic or therapeutic tool to treat:

  • Radiculopathy

  • Anesthetizing Nerves 

Commonly used to treat:

  • Herniated Discs

  • Disc Replacement

  • Spinal Stenosis

  • Osteoporosis

  • Degenerative Disc Disease (DDD)

  • Scoliosis

  • Vertebral Compression Fractures

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)

  • Sacroiliac Joint Syndrome

  • Low Back Pain

  • Neck Pain

Common conservative treatments of the spine and neck include, but are not limited to, those listed below.

Pain Management
Physical Therapy

Helping to alleviate inflammation and discomfort through short-term, prescribed medication. 

Helping to restore strength, mobility, and function of the spine, while reducing your overall areas of discomfort.

 
 

Meet Our Team

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John P. Masciale, M.D. | Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon

 

​Adult Spine Surgery

Nurse Practitioner: Ramiro Benitez, FNP-C

Medical Assistant: Dusty Chapa

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John M. Borkowski, M.D. | Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon

 

​Adult Spine Surgery

Physician Assistant: Stephen Springer, PA-C

Medical Assistant: Ofie Rosales