Dr. Reto has a deep-seated compassion for patients because he knows first-hand what they are going through.Read More
One of the main components of Dr. Reto’s Total Balance Spine approach is getting patients’ spines into balance so they can live stronger lives.Read More
Because no two patients are alike, Dr. Reto makes it a point to understand each patient's individual needs.Read more
Nearly everyone knows someone who has experienced bone, joint, or muscle pain in the back or neck. This type of pain can be debilitating and life-altering. The good news is that thanks to the skill of orthopedic spine surgeons like Dr. Reto, pain can be relieved or even eliminated so patients can live life more fully. Click below to read more about orthopedic spine surgery.
A normal, healthy spine provides balance and supports the body’s weight but a spinal deformity can throw that balance off. Read more.
Dr. Reto is a leader in the treatment of degenerative spine conditions, which are typically caused by age-related wear and tear. Read more.
Scoliosis is an abnormal curvature of the spine that typically occurs between the ages of 10 – 12 but is often diagnosed sooner or in adulthood. Read more.
For patients who have failed back syndrome, treatment starts with a complete diagnosis that utilizes high tech imaging as well as a thorough exam. Read more.
“I suffered a compression fracture of the third lumbar vertebrae. The pain was a 15 on a scale of 0-10. The doctor at the Crestwood Emergency Room recommended Dr. Javier Reto at SportsMed. I saw him on Monday and he suggested Kyphoplasty. On Tuesday morning they performed the procedure and the results were astonishing - the pain from the break vanished instantly. I highly recommend Dr. Reto. He is absolutely wonderful!”
“Dr. Reto is a skilled and compassionate surgeon. He always has time to listen.”
“Dr. Reto changed my life for the better. I couldn’t live my life by doing just the normal daily activities. The first surgeon I saw wanted to do this big detailed surgery. I was very nervous and decided to get a second opinion. Dr. Reto said he could correct my issues with a small surgery. Letting him do this was the best decision I could have made. I’m even running again. THANK YOU, Dr. Reto!! I highly recommend.”
“Dr. Reto is one of the best in the North Alabama area. I and my mother have been patients and both received excellent quality care.”
“I was suffering from sciatic pain for over a year. Dr. Reto started with a conservative approach of spinal injections. They would give relief for a couple of weeks. Eventually, he performed fusion surgery and the results have been great.”
“Dr. Reto is an amazing surgeon. He has a love for helping people heal. I was in horrible pain...and nearly crippled. After the surgery, I was able to walk in the recovery room. Within two days of my back surgery, I could walk without pain. I found Dr. Reto to be incredibly adept at follow up instructions and guiding me through my recovery. I was back to vigorous construction work within eight weeks. I give him my highest recommendation. Thank you, Dr. Reto...You're The Best!!”