Spinal conditions are one of the leading causes for needing an orthopedic surgeon. The skeletal system is extremely delicate with nerve roots, tendons, bones, muscles, joints and ligaments. Orthopedic surgeons are sought when patients need to consider relief for chronic pain. Patients look for surgeons who are specifically trained or who specialize in spinal surgery.
Orthopedic surgeries of the cervical spine, lumbar spine, hand and wrist, are the most common among all orthopedic procedures. The areas of the skeletal structure are vulnerable throughout a person’s daily activities, especially those who play sports. A cervical injury, or also known as neck injury, is very common among athletes and those who are involved in accidents. The neck is made up of seven vertebrae and sustaining an injury to this area can also radiate pain in other areas such as the arm, back and hands.
The lumbar spine, also known as the lower back, contains five vertebrae and it is the most flexible portion of the spine. Because of its wide range of flexibility, the lumbar spine is typically the most vulnerable for requiring orthopedic surgery. A patient can experience pain down to their feet because of lumbar pain. The thoracic spine, or upper back, is the only part of the spine that can be the least affected by pain, because of its proximity and firm attachment to the sternum and ribs within the body.
Dr. Greg Finch is a leading expert in the field of orthopedic surgery and specifically specializes in spinal surgery. Dr. Greg Finch also is trained and highly qualified in reconstruction surgery, deformity and spinal stenosis.
When Dr. Greg Finch conducted his research abroad in Germany and the United Kingdom, he worked alongside some of the world’s most renowned orthopedic surgeons. Dr. Greg Finch is a member of the Australian Orthopedic Society where he continually contributes his knowledge and expertise for orthopedic surgery.