Disorders and abnormalities that affect the structures of the spine, including the vertebrae, discs, nerves, and surrounding tissues.
A spine doctor, also known as a spine specialist or orthopedic surgeon specializing in the spine, can diagnose and treat a wide range of spinal conditions. Some of the most common spinal conditions we’ve treated by our spine doctors include:
- Herniated Disc: When the soft inner core of a spinal disc protrudes through the outer layer, it can compress nearby nerves and cause pain, numbness, or weakness.
- Degenerative Disc Disease: The gradual breakdown of spinal discs over time, leading to pain, stiffness, and decreased mobility.
- Spinal Stenosis: Narrowing of the spinal canal, causing compression of the spinal cord or nerves, leading to pain, tingling, or numbness in the back, neck, or extremities.
- Spondylolisthesis: The forward displacement of one vertebra over another, often resulting in lower back pain and nerve compression.
- Spinal Fractures: Breaks or cracks in the bones of the spine, which can occur due to trauma, osteoporosis, or other underlying conditions.
- Sciatica: Compression or irritation of the sciatic nerve, causing pain, numbness, or tingling that radiates from the lower back down the leg.
- Spinal Deformities: Conditions such as scoliosis (abnormal curvature of the spine) and kyphosis (excessive forward rounding of the upper back) that can cause pain, postural problems, and mobility issues.
- Spinal Tumors: Abnormal growths in or around the spine, which may be cancerous or non-cancerous, and can cause pain, neurological symptoms, or spinal instability.
- Spinal Infections: Infections that affect the spine, such as spinal meningitis or discitis, which can lead to pain, inflammation, and neurological complications.
- Failed Back Surgery Syndrome: A condition where a patient continues to experience pain or other symptoms following a previous spine surgery.
These are just a few examples, and spine doctors are trained to diagnose and treat various other spinal conditions. It’s important to consult with a qualified spine specialist to receive an accurate diagnosis and appropriate treatment for any specific spinal condition.
Other Spinal Conditions Treated:
*listing medical terms, be aware that people may use other synonymous to search and find these spinal conditions
- Cervical, thoracic and lumbar herniated nucleus pulposus
- Cervical, thoracic and lumbar radiculopathy
- Adult idiopathic progressive scoliosis
- Spondylosis, spondylolysis and spondylolisthesis
- Cervical, thoracic and lumbar spinal stenosis
- Neurogenic claudication
- Myelomalacia and myelopathy
- Facet mediated pain from hypertrophy and arthritic changes
- Sacroiliac joint dysfunction