1180 N. Indian Canyon Dr.
Ste. 200, 201, and 214 W
Palm Springs, CA 92262

Ph. 760.416.4511

Spine Care

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Back pain represents one of the most common reasons for missed work and doctor visits. In fact, one half of all working Americans admit to having back pain symptoms each year. The good news is that 90% of people with back pain will get better within four weeks and only 5% will remain disabled longer than three months. The key is having a good diagnosis followed by proper treatment.

The Team Approach

The Institute of Clinical Orthopedics and Neurosciences has created a special Spine Care Program designed specifically for back pain patients. It reflects the vision that a core group of dedicated and trained specialists, working together, can provide faster recovery and improved outcomes for these patients.

Each member of the physician team is board-certified, with special training in spine disorders. The team also includes a clinical coordinator who will facilitate your care, as well as specialists in spine and neurosurgery, neurology, pain management, physical medicine and rehabilitation, radiology, physical therapy and psychology. These specialists work together, as needed, on each case to determine the best course of treatment.

Joint Commission SealThe Spine Care Program has developed a diagnostic and treatment protocol that reflects the input of the specialty-trained team, incorporating some of the latest evidence-based medicine and research as well as relevant literature from the medical community at large.  In addition, Desert Regional Medcial Center was awarded by The Joint Commission a Certificate of Distinction for Spine Surgery.

Patients participate in an initial assessment and are then referred to Spine Program practitioners, as appropriate, for treatment. Patients see only those specialty practitioners relevant to their recommended treatment plan, streamlining patient care for optimum, timely recovery.

The treatment plans start with conservative methods of back pain management such as anti-inflammatory drugs, heat and cold therapy, special exercises, or massage. If pain does not resolve using conservative methods, surgery may be an option for some patients using minimally-invasive techniques for fewer complications, less pain, faster recovery and return to normal activity.

Spine Patient Assessment Board

The SPA specialists meet monthly to present and discuss summaries of individual cases. These bi-monthly meetings and case presentations are open to all community physicians, allowing for peer and interdisciplinary input. Such review ensures a comprehensive approach to treatment.

Workers Compensation Patients

As employers, you want your employees to receive fast, appropriate care so that they may recover fully and get back to work as soon as possible. The initial spine assessment at ICON ensures that your employees get only the treatment they need, with no unnecessary visits. Both you and your employee will receive written plans, timelines, and goals for recovery and return to work. Though surgery may be a last option, if it is necessary, we will recommend it up front – no endless delays or lengthy treatments that cost time and money without showing improvement. And the team at ICON will communicate your employee’s progress with you every step of the way.

Our Spine Surgery Medical Staff

Javed Siddiqi, M.D. PhD
Neurosurgical Spine Surgeon
ICON Medical Director

Silvio Hoshek, M.D.
Neurological Spine Surgeon

Rosalinda Menoni, M.D.
Neurosurgical Spine Surgeon

C. Edward Anderson, M.D.
Pain Medicine Specialist

Anita Lara Chatigny, PhD
Clinical Psychologist

E. Scott Pretorius, M.D.
Dept. of Radiology, DRMC

Navid A. Zenooz, M.D.
Dept. of Radiology, DRMC

Henry Jones, M.D.
Dept. of Radiology, DRMC

Monica Dejeu, D.P.T.
Physical Therapist

Spine Surgery Outcomes

At the Institute of Clinical Orthopedics and Neurosciences (ICON) our goal is simple: to return our patients to normal function as quickly and safely as possible. Our program is dedicated to providing the highest quality care.

We believe that evaluating functional outcomes is an important component in producing quality results. To do this we ask ICON patients to complete a Back Pain Survey before surgery and again at regular intervals. Patients rate their improvement in specific activities of daily living. Listed below are results for 3 of the 10 questions.  The higher the percentage score, the greater the improvement in back pain.  The percentage improvements, corresponding to the greater time periods after surgery, indicate specific functional improvement associated with spine surgery.

Spine Surgery Graphs - ICON