Spine Conditions and Spine Surgery

Solutions for Neck and Arm Pain


Issues at the cervical spine often cause neck, shoulder and arm pain often associated with numbness, tingling and weakness. A trained orthopedic spine surgeon can identify and address the source of these symptoms. This is one of the most commo…
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If you’re looking for a Scoliosis specialist in the Phoenix or Mesa, AZ area, you should consider visiting Desert Spine and Scoliosis Center.  Our excellent Orthopedic Spine Surgeons offer quality care for adults,…
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Lumbar Disc Herniation


Lumbar disc herniation occurs when the contents of the lumbar intervertebral discs enter the spinal canal or spinal recesses. This frequently causes compression of spinal nerves, resulting in symptoms radiating down one or both legs.
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Some Spine Conditions we Treat & Orthopedic Surgical Procedures we Offer

Our Spine Surgeons regularly bring relief to patients suffering from a range of conditions of the Spine.

Monday, November 19, 2012 – DSSC strongly believes that educated patients are happier patients.  With every recommendation we make regarding your spine condition, back or neck pain, we make every effort to inform you of all of your options, including those that we might not offer.  Our primary objective is to get your relief from your pain.

Please use this section of our website to explore some of the common conditions that we treat.  While this list is nowhere near complete, it should give you an idea as to the range of skills offered by our top Phoenix spine surgeon team.

While our spine surgeons make every effort to remain current with the latest and most effective spine surgical techniques, we also emphasize the highest standards in patient safety, including the use of modern technology toward this goal:

Cutting-edge technology to dramatically improve the safety of spine surgery.

The Hippocratic Oath calls upon all physicians to “Above All, do no Harm!” Each time that our spine surgeons enter the operating room, through our partnership with Saxon Medical, they utilize a cutting edge technology that embodies this principle.

Neurophysiologic Intraoperative Monitoring (also known as “IOM” or “Neuromonitoring”), is a relatively new, modern technology that is utilized in the many of the most up-to-date, medical centers in the world. American spine surgeons lead the world in its application in modern surgical practice. IOM involves the use of several, innovative, computer-based, technologies that drastically improve the safety of surgical procedures that involve the nervous system (spinal cord, nerves and brain.)  IOM is used during spinal or cranial (brain) surgeries and just as a heart monitor (EKG) continually monitors your heart while you are under anesthesia so IOM will continually supply your surgeon with an array of useful information about the state of your nervous system. This ensures that your surgeon and his team are provided with constant, minute-by-minute updates on the well-being of your brain, spinal cord and nerves.

While IOM is used in many of the top medical centers across the United States and by a growing number of surgeons trained at these centers, not all surgeons elect to use this technology as part of their surgical method. By choosing to utilize Saxon IOM, DSSC unequivocally demonstrates our desire to remain up-to-date with current standards in surgical excellence and safety.

"If you live in the Phoenix, Mesa, Gilbert, Chandler or surrounding areas in Arizona and you suffer from neck, lower back, leg and or arm pain, there are a number of spine surgeons for you to choose from in your search for relief. We believe that no phoenix spine specialist will respect your time and your patient experience more than the staff at Desert Spine and Scoliosis Center. By allowing us to help you, you take us one step closer to our goal of becoming the Southwest's finest Orthopedic Spine Surgery Center. We value your trust in us - Thank You!" Dr. Rafath Baig, M.D.

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