There are an unlimited number of back and neck diagnoses that the physicians at Pain & Spine Care Specialists treat on a daily basis. Here are some of the more common ones.
A spinal fracture resulting from compression of the vertebra. Compression fractures can occur in any area of the spine.
Degenerative Disc Disease:
A normal wear-and-tear process of the spine that occurs after multiple annular tears have developed, resulting in the nucleus pulposus losing the ability to function as a shock absorber.
Herniated Disc is also referred to as herniated nucleus pulposus (HNP), disc rupture, or disc prolapse. The disc consists of a tough outer layer (the annulus fibrosus) and a gel-like center (the nucleus pulposus). With age the center of the disc may start to lose water content, making the disc less effective as a cushion, possibly causing displacement of the disc’s center (called a herniated or ruptured disc) through a crack in the outer layer.
A pathologic condition that causes pressure on nerves, resulting in possible nerve damage and muscle weakness or atrophy.
A disorder characterized by abnormal loss of bone, occurring most frequently in post-menopausal females, in sedentary individuals, and in patients on long-term steroid treatment.
A dysfunction of a nerve root with symptoms that may consist of weakness, pain, numbness, and tingling.
Pain radiating or traveling into the buttock, back of the thigh, and often down the leg into the calf and foot usually caused by irritation of a nerve root of the sciatic nerve, often from compression by a disc or degenerative disease.
Scoliosis is defined as a lateral curvature of the spine, most readily noticed when looking at the child from the back (or front). This is frequently manifested as a shoulder or pelvic asymmetry or an overall imbalance of the trunk to the left or right.
Stenosis is a narrowing of the spinal canal, typically in the lumbar (lower back) or cervical (neck) areas of the spine.
The partial forward dislocation of one vertebrae over the one below it. A condition in which a fracture occurs in the pars inarticularis of the vertebrae
At Pain & Spine Care we emphasizes an individualized, state of the art approach toward treatment of pain because the cause,