Advanced Orthopaedic Spine Surgery

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Conditions Treated

While anyone is susceptible to back or neck pain, those who have experienced a traumatic injury to the spine or suffered from a congenital spine condition endure a deeper level of pain and limited mobility.

Board-certified spine surgeon Dr. Jared Stefanko has helped countless patients suffering from trauma, congenital deformities, osteoarthritis, and other conditions that cause incapacitating pain. His goal is to return patients to a normal or drastically improved life after neck or back surgery, free from pain and its consequences.
Dr. Stefanko has treated even the most severe cases of spine conditions involving the:

Cervical Spine (Neck)

Cervical Spine (Neck)

Neck pain can often be alleviated with non-surgical methods. Dr. Stefanko will diagnose the cause of your neck pain and may treat it with cervical epidural steroid injections or cervical selective nerve root blocks. Long-term (chronic) neck pain may require spine surgery, especially when it is caused by one of the following conditions:

Thoracic Spine (Mid-Back)

Thoracic Spine (Mid-Back)

Thoracic back pain is often the result of muscular irritation or joint dysfunction, and many who suffer from neck pain also have upper back pain. Dr. Stefanko takes a conservative approach to thoracic back pain, including trigger point injections and other non-invasive methods.

Dr. Stefanko may perform thoracic spine surgery to treat the following conditions:

Lumbar Spine (Lower Back)

Lumbar Spine (Lower Back)

Up to 80 percent of adults will experience low back pain at some point in their lives. Most often, it is job related and resolves on its own. Chronic low back pain that continues for more than a few weeks is a sign that something more serious is going on that may need surgical intervention. Dr. Stefanko may use steroid injections, nerve root blocks, or spine surgery to treat conditions of the low back to treat conditions such as:

Arm & Leg Pain

Many patients seek orthopedic treatment for arm and leg pain completely unaware that spine conditions are often the cause. Radiating nerve pain, or neuropathy, may extend from the neck into the upper extremities or from the lumbar spine (lower back) into the lower extremities.

Arm and leg pain may be accompanied by symptoms such as loss of sleep or balance. It may cause reduced muscle strength and numbness or affect your sense of touch, which may lead to injuries that mask trauma to the affected area. Left untreated, it can progress and worsen.

Spine specialist Dr. Stefanko is able to accurately assess arm and leg pain using state-of-the-art diagnostic methods, as well as pinpoint the source so you receive the appropriate treatment for your back or neck condition.

Whether your pain is in your arms, legs, neck, back, or all of the above, Dr. Stefanko’s comprehensive spine care will improve your quality of life and your ability to function. Request an appointment online at our North Canton, Ohio office, or call (844) 469-2663 today.

Jared J. Stefanko, DO, MS