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Spine Anatomy

An estimated 80% of people will experience back pain at some point in their lives. In fact, back pain is the third most common reason for doctor’s office visits and one of the leading reasons for missed work. Spine conditions and injuries can limit a person’s ability to move and function normally and significantly impede daily living.

Dr. Hiratzka is a board-certified and fellowship trained orthopedic spine surgeon who treats a wide variety of spinal conditions.

It’s important to understand that no two patients are the same. For this reason, the team of healthcare professionals at Pacific Spine Specialists focus on providing personalized quality care to offer each patient the right surgery for the right reason at the right time.

Leg Pain

Pain in your legs may occur as a result of problems that affect the bone, joints, muscles, tendons, ligaments, blood vessels, nerves or skin of the leg, or sometimes due to problems in your lower spine. Click the link above to learn more.

Arm Pain

Arm pain of spinal origin can be described as discomfort or pain felt anywhere in the arm including the wrist, elbow, or shoulder as a result of a pinched nerve (nerve compression) or irritated nerve in the spinal cord. Click on the link above to learn more.

Neck Pain

Common neck pain may occur from muscle strain or tension from everyday activities including poor posture, prolonged use of a computer and sleeping in an uncomfortable position. Click on the link above to learn more.

Back Pain

Back pain or backache is the pain felt in the back that may originate from damage to the muscles, nerves, bones, joints or other structures in the spine. Back pain is one of the most common medical problems experienced by most people at some time in their life. Click on the link above to learn more.