Orthopedic surgery is the involvement of the bone structure in the body. There are many different parts that can be affected by pain. Often times, an orthopedic surgeon will treat patients who have had chronic pain for many years prior to obtaining relief with surgery.

Because the spine structure is in close proximity to the nerves within the vertebrae column, there is great potential for the irritation and pressure on the nerves surrounding the column. The most common and widely known pain is a pinched nerve root. An example of a condition of nerve pain is a lumbar herniated disc. When this occurs, the disc will squeeze against the vertebrae causing enormous pressure on the spinal nerve root.

As a result of this condition, the nerves become damaged and cause neuropathy. Once neuropathy forms, the body sends abnormal signals to the peripheral nervous system as well as the central nervous system which prevents the pain from healing on its own. An orthopedic surgeon will perform spinal decompression surgery which releases the pressure on the nerves and helps a patient to regain mobility.

Additionally, another condition is when leakage of a gel substance from within the disc causes irritating symptoms. This condition will aggravate the nerve root and can lead to a patient being in excoriating pain.

Dr. Greg Finch is a prominent orthopedic surgeon. He has conducted numerous surgeries pertaining to the spine. Dr. Greg Finch is a specialist in areas of spinal fusion, spinal decompression, and disc herniation.

Dr. Greg Finch is affiliated with New Zealand Orthopedic Association. He has completed extensive research on orthopedic advancements and offers his support by sharing his wealth of information with orthopedic research. Dr. Greg Finch is a member of Australian Orthopedic Society, a non-profit organization that provides scientific research and initiatives for more than 1700 members.