Spine Care

Low back pain is one of the most common problems today, but many people choose to live with the pain rather than getting relief. Back pain has become so common that we just accept it as normal. Pain is a symptom that requires medical attention, and back pain is no exception. Furthermore, certain problems within your spine can lead to significant arm and leg pain. Whether the pain is coming from your neck or mid to lower back, you can find help here at Advanced Bone and Joint in St. Peters, Missouri.

Advanced Bone & Joint has an experienced, fellowship-trained spine surgeon, Dr. David Minges, who is highly qualified to evaluate your pain and recommend appropriate treatment options. Treatment depends on the cause of the pain, and can include the most up-to-date nonsurgical and surgical interventions. Our main goal is to help you with your pain and allow you to live your life!

Visit our patient education center to read about common causes of back and neck pain:

  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Facet Joint Syndrome
  • Herniated Discs
  • Herniated Disc - Cervical
  • Cervical Myelopathy (Spinal Cord Compression)
  • Cervical Radiculopathy (Nerve Compression)
  • Sciatica
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Slipped Vertebrae (Spondylolisthesis)
  • Diagnosing & Treating Spine Conditions

    Your spine is surrounded by bone, intervertebral discs, muscles and ligaments to protect the spinal cord and nerve roots from injury. If you have a sprain or strain in your back, pain can radiate to other parts of the body, including your head/neck, arms, and legs. The location and description are clues that the doctor will use to evaluate your pain during a physical examination. An x-ray can be used to check for arthritis and fractures.

    Most neck and back pain can be treated with conservative measures, such as stretching and physical therapy. If necessary, the pain can be reduced with anti-inflammatory and muscle relaxant medications. When these measures are not adequate, quick pain-relieving injections are available.

    Advanced Bone & Joint also offers the most modern, up-to-date surgical treatments for spinal conditions that do not respond to conservative treatment. Our spine specialist, Dr. Minges is highly trained in all facets of spine surgery, including minimally invasive spine procedures, for all ailments of the neck and back. If you’ve had little or no success with conservative treatment, you might be a candidate for spine surgery. To learn more, please call us to schedule a consultation.

    Relief is just around the corner

    For millions of Americans, back pain can be greatly reduced or eliminated with simple solutions that do not require surgery. However, when your symptoms continue despite conservative treatment, you may benefit from surgery. At Advanced Bone & Joint, we know what to look for and how to treat it. Contact us today for an appointment in St. Peters, Missouri.

    Request an appointment online or call (636) 229-4222.