Each patient requires a unique treatment plan. No two conditions affect a person’s body exactly the same. In our Tustin, Fountain Valley and Anaheim locations, Dr. Lin takes a patient-centered approach that minimizes pain and discomfort.
There are several non-surgical treatments for cervical spine conditions. Some conditions must be managed for comfort but cannot be cured. Others will resolve over time with proper medical care.
Surgery may be necessary if your condition is severe and progressive. There are several types of approaches which may be used.
Dr. Lin takes the “anterior approach” for cervical surgery. Instead of operating through the back of the neck, he works from the front. Dr. Lin specializes in the anterior approach to reduce risks and discomfort for patients.
The anterior approach reduces the risk of infection from bacteria around the hairline. It also requires less muscle severance, which means less pain for you during recovery. You have better blood circulation in the front of your neck, which allows anterior incisions to heal with greater ease.
Dr. Lin will exhaust non-surgical avenues of treatment before resorting to surgery. He is a skilled physician known throughout Orange County that delivers all treatments with precision and care. Dr. Lin will work with you to determine what is causing your neck pain.