Conditions We Treat
One of the most common complaints, lower back pain will affect most Americans at some point in their lives. However, simple home treatment, proper body mechanics, and prevention can generally alleviate the pain; thus rarely requiring surgery.
Our team of experts can treat leg pain as well, caring for problems ranging from deep vein thrombosis to nerve damage or arthritis. If you experience persistent leg pain that doesn’t respond to home remedies, make sure to contact an expert soon.
With a great understanding of how the spine and body work together comes a great understanding of how the limbs are affected as well. Arm pain can sometimes be caused by factors affecting the spinal column, and we can help determine where your pain is coming from and then help you alleviate it.
Another common complaint, though the source of neck pain is usually tends to be muscle strain, which can be treated non-surgically. However, symptoms such as shooting pain and numbness in the shoulders and arms can imply a more serious condition that requires medical intervention.
Degenerative Disc generally refers to wear and tear on the discs in the neck and mostly effects those around age 55+. As it progresses with age, it can lead to cervical osteoarthritis in the facet joints. More often than not, non-surgical options prove to be effective. Read more about degenerative disc disease.
The result of a disc that shifts out of its normal radius and bulges through a crevice in the spine. It typically occurs slowly over time and with age, which differentiates it from a herniated disc. It is generally not problematic unless it causes pain, becomes herniated, or ruptures.
When arthritis or degeneration (wear and tear) of the cartilage of the facet joints in the spine causes pain in the joint itself. Can also lead to severe pain all the way to the hips, thighs, shoulders and arms, although pain is usually localized to the area of the problem joint.
Foraminal stenosis is similar to spinal stenosis, although it primarily affects the vertebral foramen, causing them to become more narrow. This can result in pinched nerves that cause numbness, tingling, or weakness. The vast majority of cases occur in the lowest lumbar region of the spine. If conservative treatment methods have failed, our physicians can use minimally invasive surgical techniques to open compressed canals, relieving painful symptoms and restoring health to the nerve roots of the spine.
Also called “slipped” or “ruptured” disc, it occurs when part of the pad suddenly pushes into the spinal canal causing pain, numbness, and weakness in the back, legs, or arms. This rarely involves surgery as non-surgical treatments generally improve the condition. Read more about herniated disc.
Forward or backward slippage of a vertebrae on another typically caused by a stress fracture among the lumbar vertebrae. This can lead to spinal deformity, narrowing of the spinal canal, and even compression of the exiting nerve roots. Read more about spondylolisthesis.
Also known as degenerative joint disease or osteoarthrosis, it is the most common form of arthritis. It occurs when cartilage in your joints wears down over time. Although there is no cure, osteoarthritis treatments can relieve pain and help you remain active.
Bone infections generally occur in the leg and arm bones, as well as the spine and pelvis. This serious condition occurs in children and adults and requires serious treatment in order to cure the infection and save the affected bone.
Often called “the silent disease,” osteoporosis is a bone condition characterized by decreased bone mass and the subsequent deterioration of bone tissue. Low levels of calcium and other minerals in the bones can cause them to become weak and brittle, often resulting in fractures in the spine, hip or wrist. Many people have low bone density, which puts them at risk for developing osteoporosis.
When bones, cartilage, muscles, or tendons press against the nerve causing pain, numbness, or tingling. Non-surgical treatments and rest generally relieve such pain; however in some cases, surgery is necessary to properly treat the problem.
A sideways curvature of the spine generally occurring prior to puberty, however occasionally affecting adults as well. Most scoliosis cases are mild, but severe cases can be disabling and can even reduce the space within the chest cavity, thereby preventing proper organ function.
Refers to narrowing of the inner area of the spine, which can place pressure on the spinal cord and/or surrounding nerves. Usually the result of osteoarthritis-related bone damage, mild cases can be treated non-surgically while serious cases may require surgery. Read more on Stenosis.
A cancerous growth that occurs within or beside the spinal cord or between the vertebrae. Even the benign variety can cause serious problems such as pain, neurological problems, or paralysis if left untreated.