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Spine, Back & Neck

Our spine specialists at the Shasta Ortho Spine Institute can help with neck and back pain. Working together with the entire Shasta Orthopaedics team, spine doctors can identify the problem and provide back pain or neck pain treatment.

Neck and back pain can be excruciating and can keep you from doing activities that you love. Your neck or back pain may have occurred as a result of a work or sports-related injury, may be related to a medical problem, or could be due to aging, overuse, or stress. Regardless of the cause, neck and back pain are difficult to cope with and can create hardship.

Neck, back, and spine treatments may include surgical procedures or non-surgical treatment methods. 


Degenerative Disc Disease

Degenerative Disc Disease

Degenerative Disc Disease is caused from wear and tear on the spinal disc.

Disc Herniation

Disc Herniation

Disc herniation can be caused by age-related degeneration as well as strain or trauma to the spine.

Failed Back Surgery Syndrome

Failed Back Surgery Syndrome

20-40% of people who undergo back surgery will continue to have pain.

Muscle Strain

Muscular strain

Muscular Strain can occur with improper lifting or over stressing the back muscles.


Osteoarthritis (facet arthropathy)

The cartilage that protects and cushions the joints breaks down over time, causing bones to rub together and cause damage.



Sacroiliitis can cause pain in the lower back, buttocks, pelvis or hips and can extend down one or both legs.

Sciatica back pain

Sciatica (Radiculopathy)

Sciatica can be caused by irritation or compression that affects nerves in the spine.


Spinal Deformities

Spinal deformities include congenital and acquired scoliosis, age-related kyphosis, and Scheuermann’s disease.

Spinal Stenosis

Spinal Stenosis

Spinal Stenosis can be caused by a herniated disc, excessive bone growth, or thickening of tissue in the canal.



Condition caused by a deformity or weakening in part of the spine, resulting in a misalignment.

Vertebral Compression Fracture

Vertebral Compression Fracture

The most common cause of a vertebral compression fracture is osteoporosis.

Spine Specialists

Pain Doctor In ReddingDr. Forrest Monroe

Dr. Forrest Monroe is a fellowship-trained pain management physician who specializes in advanced diagnostic and therapeutic interventions for the non-opioid management of chronic pain. He performs a wide range of interventions including: nerve blocks, epidurals, radiofrequency ablation, kyphoplasty, and spinal cord stimulation.

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Spine Surgeon In Redding, CaliforniaDr. Farzad Sabet

Dr. Farzad Sabet specializes in the treatment of neck and back pain and strongly believes in treating a person as a whole rather than treating the symptom(s) in isolation.

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Chiropractor Lance Lollar in Redding
Dr. Lance Lollar

Dr. Lance Lollar is passionate about helping patients recover from various musculoskeletal injuries as fast and as completely as possible. To get patients back to their usual lifestyle as soon as possible, he incorporates chiropractic treatment, specific exercise rehabilitation, and lifestyle management strategies as well as the services of other health-care providers.

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Redding chiropractor Lee S. James, DC
Dr. Lee S. James

Dr. Lee S. James has been practicing chiropractic medicine since 1989. He treats a variety of musculoskeletal concerns—from sports injuries and work-related issues to general health care.

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Physicians Assistant At Shasta Orthopaedics
Brian Layton, PA-C

Brian Layton, PA-C is a Certified Physician Assistant supporting Dr. Forrest Monroe in the treatment of spine, back, and neck conditions.

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Pain Management In Redding
Larry Smith, PA-C

Larry Smith, PA-C is a certified Physician Assistant working with Dr. Forrest Monroe as part of the Shasta Ortho’s complete spine center dedicated to helping people with back and neck problems.

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Enjoy the convenience of the wide variety of neck and back pain treatment options – from spine specialist visits to diagnostic procedures such as X-ray and MRI – in one location at our comprehensive Redding facility.

In the context of all back, spine, and neck problems, early diagnosis and treatment are necessary to prevent further damage and complications.

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Shasta Orthopaedics patient, Rickie Radosevich met with Dr. Forrest Monroe and discussed doing an HF10 spinal cord stimulation trial for pain relief. In December of 2019, he had a successful trial and achieved a 75% reduction in pain. With this success, he went through with the permanent implant in January of 2020. He now has an 85% reduction in his lower back. Read more…

Read Rickie's Story

If you have injured your spine, or are experiencing severe neck or back pain, it is important to seek immediate medical attention.

Injury to the back or neck can result in paralysis, and pain can be related to a variety of serious medical conditions.

Seek emergency medical care immediately if you have been injured or if your symptoms are severe. In the context of all spine problems, early diagnosis and treatment are necessary to prevent further damage and complications.

Once emergency care has been administered, orthopaedic medicine may be able to help immensely with pain symptoms that can arise from a variety of ailments, or linger long after an injury.

Pain can spread to the back in relation to other medical conditions that have no affect directly on the bones, muscles, ligaments or joints of the back.  This phenomenon is called referred pain.  In addition, chronic pain syndrome in the back can be caused by a previous injury or degenerative disease commonly associated with aging.

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