Brain & Spine Injury

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AdobeStock_330392511-minAs the only designated trauma center in San Luis Obispo County, Sierra Vista recognizes the need to provide immediate care for brain and spine emergencies. Remote and direct access to UCSF Health physicians allows for real-time consultations, even during surgery, to utilize the expertise of their neurosurgeons during the most crucial situations.

If you’ve experienced a back injury, have a long-term back or spine condition or are living with the realities of normal wear and tear, Tenet Health Central Coast can help. Sierra Vista is a Blue Distinction Center+ for spine surgery. We provide convenient access to a comprehensive range of orthopedic techniques and procedures to help treat conditions like herniated discs, degenerative disc disease, spine or back fractures and more, including:

Nonsurgical Treatment

  • Spinal injections
  • Physical therapy

Surgical Treatment

  • Discectomy
  • Spinal fusion
  • Vertebroplasty

Ways to Prevent Brain and Spine Injuries

  • Wear a seatbelt
  • Wear proper protection while playing sports or riding a bike
  • Pay attention when you’re walking to avoid falls
  • Keep home well-lit and remove objects that you can trip over

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For non-life-threatening emergencies, talk with one of our neurosurgeons or neurologists. For life-threatening emergencies, call 911.

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