Many suffer from back pain stemming from traumatic injuries or long-term health conditions. However, with a dedicated team of orthopedic specialists, you’ll gain access to a network of spine professionals that can help you Get Better Faster.
Our professionals offer orthopedic spine treatment to patients whose chronic pain may come from:
- Herniated disc: The spine is comprised of bones called vertebrae, and discs act as cushions between each. When a disc is herniated, that means that cushioning has shifted and is bursting from its casing. While some herniated discs do not result in symptoms, they can often interfere with nerves in the spine and lead to back pain, numbness, tingling, and muscle weakness.
- Muscle strain: Overuse, poor posture, and stress can lead to the muscles around the spine to become strained and tense, causing pain and tightness throughout the neck and back.
- Scoliosis: This abnormal spinal bending or curvature has several signs and symptoms, including uneven shoulders, varying heights of rib cages, a body that “leans” to one side, and one’s head not centered above the pelvis. Along with these symptoms include back pain and lead to pinched nerves.
- Whiplash: Caused by sudden jerking of motion of the head, this injury can strain neck muscles and cause damage to intervertebral joints, discs, and ligaments in the neck.
- Osteoporosis: One of the most common spine issues among older adults, osteoporosis refers to weakened bones due to a lower bone mass. These weakened bones become brittle and damaged and may lead to fractures, collapsed vertebrae, and hunching.
- Sciatica: Pain, numbness, or weakness in the lower back radiates down the leg as a result of sciatic nerve damage. This damage can be caused by a narrowing spine that compresses the nerve, a bone spur, or a herniated disc.
- Compression fracture of the spine: Cracks and hairline fractures can occur in the vertebrae. If many of these cracks are in your spine, it could result in a compression fracture of the spine, also referred to as collapsed vertebra.
- Osteoarthritis: Most people think of arthritis only affecting hands and limbs, but as it refers to inflammation of the joints, arthritis can affect any area of the body and cause spine issues. The joints and cartilage in the spine deteriorate, which results in inflammation and pain and can lead to bone spurs and nerve damage.