Neck Pain and Back Pain can be very disabling. Acute Lumbosacral Sprains and Cervical Strains can result from motor vehicle accidents, sports, falls, twisting, lifting and carrying. Both acute injuries as well as degeneration can damage an Intervertebral Disc and lead to a Disc Herniation.
Progressive degeneration of the spine and discs can generate Arthritis, Spinal Stenosis and Foraminal Stenosis. A spine with osteoporotic bone can suffer a Compression Fracture when subjected to falls or jolts.
Dr. O'Meara provides non-operative management for neck and back pain. Most conditions of the spine respond well to conservative treatment; but when Dr. O'Meara determines that operative intervention may be needed, he refers his patients to the most outstanding Pain Management Specialists and Spine Surgeons in all of San Diego. Treatments include Epidural Injections, Kyphoplasty, Vertebroplasty, Laminectomy & Discectomy, Disc Replacement and Fusion.