AREAS OF SPECIALTY
Dr. Daniels is dedicated to maintaining and enhancing the quality of life for his patients through the most up-to-date care. His goal is to maintain and preserve the natural motion of the spine while significantly reducing pain whenever possible. When all conservative spinal treatment modalities have been exhausted and surgery might be indicated, Dr. Daniels will offer a variety of services. By acknowledging the interconnectedness of the human body, Dr. Daniels offers a more permanent, long-term solution. With benefits that go beyond rehabilitation, patients can move faster, stronger and feel younger. See below the clinical interests for Dr. Daniels and support team.
The overall goal of spine surgery is to get to the root of the problem, while at the same time causing the least amount of disruption to the patient’s lifestyle. Spine surgery is typically a choice of last resort, after all, nonsurgical methods have been exhausted, or when problems like severely herniated discs or damaged vertebrae simply will not respond to nonsurgical treatments.
Dr. Daniels offers innovative, minimally invasive spinal surgery options to relieve pain and increase your mobility. Dr. Daniels is a highly-respected, fellowship-trained spine surgeon whom you can trust with spinal stenosis, herniated discs, and other spine problems.
One of Dr. Daniels's clinical interest is advanced shoulder and knee arthroscopy. He uses arthroscopy as a method of viewing a joint, and, if needed, to perform surgery on a joint. An arthroscope consists of a tiny tube, a lens and a light source. The device is inserted into a small incision, the size of a buttonhole, and allows Dr. Daniels to look for joint damage or disease.
Arthroscopic examination of joints is helpful in diagnosis and treatment of the following conditions:
Inflammation: Synovitis, the inflammation of the lining of the knee, shoulder, elbow, wrist, or ankle
Acute or chronic injury: Injuries to the shoulder, knee and wrist joint such as cartilage tears, tendon tears, carpal tunnel syndrome
Osteoarthritis: A type of arthritis caused by cartilage loss in a joint
Removal of loose bodies of bone or cartilage that becomes logged within the joint
shoulder & knee
The hips and the knees perform incredibly important functions for nearly everyone, and over time takes a toll. Along with the ankles, the hips and knees are the main weight-bearing joints and are crucial to everyday movement and performance in nearly all sports, activities and occupations. They are also some of the most often injured joints in the body and the most commonly replaced joints.
Dr. Daniels treats all manner of knee injuries and causes of hip pain—those that require surgery and those that do not. Dr. Daniels offers a multitude of care options, from more conservative treatments to minimally invasive procedures such as meniscus repairs and anterior cruciate ligament (ACL reconstructions. Dr. Daniels also offers partial and total hip and knee replacement.
To find out if you’re a candidate for a knee or hip replacement, contact Dr. Daniels’ office today!
hip & knee
Dr. Daniels is dedicated to treating all types of scoliosis, with an emphasis on degenerative. Patients from across California Central Valley seek his expertise and experience for the advanced treatment options of spine disorders.
Degenerative scoliosis can occur as the normal spine ages. Discs soften and arthritis may develop in the facet joints (back side of the spine). If there is some curvature (scoliosis) in the lower back (lumber spine), it can greatly increase when the discs soften and facet joints erode due to arthritis.
Increased curvature often is accompanied by increased instability and pain with activity. The facet joints form additional bone to help stabilize the failing spine. This extra bone can press upon nerves to cause leg pain. Degenerative scoliosis most often occurs in the low back of middle-aged adults.
Learn more about Scoliosis, contact Dr. Daniels’ office today!
The sideline is no place for an athlete. Dr. Daniels is a comprehensive sports medicine expert with several years of experience in treating professional, collegiate, high school, and recreational athletes of all ages. Dr. Daniels and his team understands the mentality of the athlete and can help get you back in the game, and performing at your best.
MOST COMMON SPORTS-RELATED INJURIES
Rotator Cuff Injuries
Other Athletic Shoulder or Elbow Injuries
spine & orthopedic
One area of expertise for Dr. Daniels is treating spine trauma and/or injuries to vertebrae, spinal cord, nerves or all. Injuries to the spine may lead to fractures (compression fractures), sub-luxation, dislocation, disc herniation, ligament tear, among other conditions.
What is spine trauma? Simply put, spinal trauma is the damage to the spine due to a traumatic injury. This traumatic injury is caused by physical injuries such as accidental falls, car accidents, lifting of heavy items, etc. When the spinal nerves are damaged, it can cause sensory loss as well as weakness.
The type of treatment Dr. Daniels recommends will vary depending on the type of injury and cause of pain. The non-surgical option will be his first choice for recovery, however surgery may be considered for a patient who does not see improvement with a conservative treatment. Some of the most common spinal surgery options:
Lumbar Vertebral Body Replacement