Back and neck pain is very common. As a matter of fact, it is the leading cause of missed work and school and the leading reason people see their doctors. The pain from spinal injuries can be as minimal as mild ache, or so severe that it makes your life miserable. For the top orthopedist in Beverly Hills to treat your back condition, Dr. Jason M Cuellar is the doctor to see. He is a fellowship-trained orthopedic spine surgeon who provides compassionate treatment of patients with spinal disorders; both non-surgical and surgical. He focuses on total disc replacement (artificial disc replacement) and minimally invasive spine surgery. He is affiliated with the Cedars-Sinai Spine Center of Excellence and Dr. Todd H. Lanman of Lanman Spinal Neurosurgery. His practice includes treatment of various disorders of the spine such as cervical disc herniation, cervical radiculopathy, cervical myelopathy, neck pain, cervical stenosis, cervical disc degeneration, lumbar disc herniation, lumbar radiculopathy, lumbar stenosis, lumbar degenerative disc disease, and low back pain.
Dr. Cuellar has years of experience and is someone you can trust to help you understand your treatment options and make the right decisions about your health care. This Beverly Hills orthopedist offers both non-surgical as well as operative treatments for a variety of spinal disorders, and specializes in anti-inflammatory injections of supermolecule alpha-2-macroglobulin (A2M) with APIC. This injection has shown great promise in treating arthritis in some patients. He was trained in both neurosurgical and orthopedic surgical techniques. Dr. Cuéllar believes in maintaining spinal motion whenever possible. If a spinal intervertebral disc has failed and needs to be removed, the best way to maintain spinal motion may be to perform an artificial disc replacement.
After a thorough physical examination and medical history has been taken, specific imaging tests will be ordered to assess and diagnose your spinal condition. An experienced patient himself, this Beverly Hills orthopedist understands the importance of non-operative treatments when appropriate, and tailoring care to each individual patient’s needs and goals. Dr. Cuéllar will take the time you need to discuss all options available and explain recommendations in detail using diagrams, spine models and video as needed. He understands how difficult it is for a patient to decide to have surgery and he therefore recommends surgery only as a last resort when non-operative treatments have failed. If you are considering spinal surgery, come in and speak with Dr. Cuellar who will explain all your treatment options.