Herniated Disc, known as disc rupture and slipped disc, occurs when the central part of the disc protrudes into the spinal canal, frequently causing nerve compression. Disc herniations can cause back pain and symptoms of nerve compression, including pain radiating into the buttocks and legs (sciatica), weakness and numbness. Treatment of herniated discs is
Our CT spine doctors treat a variety of spine conditions. Surgery is performed on the spine for the purpose of decompressing nerves, stabilizing the spine or both. Herniated discs, degenerative spine disease, and spinal stenosis are entities that ultimately cause spinal nerves to be compressed, possibly causing pain, weakness, and sensory change. Trauma, tumors and severe degenerative spine disease can erode the supporting structures of the spine, rendering the spine unstable (unable to support the body or protect associated nerves).
Fractures of the spine are usually caused by trauma and/or osteoporosis. They range from painful compression fractures seen in osteoporotic patients to major spinal injuries causing significant deformity and neurological injury. Osteoporotic Compression Fractures are common and occur primarily in the elderly. Their osteoporotic bones can collapse leading to back pain. These patients
Spinal Tumors are classified according to their association with the spinal cord and the associated dura (fibrous covering). Those tumors within the dura or in the spinal cord itself cause neurological dysfuntion by damaging or compressing nerves. Spinal tumors occurring outside the dura can cause nerve compression in addition to potential instability, by
Spinal Stenosis is a chronic spine condition that typically progresses over years. Overgrowth and degeneration of supporting structures of the spine leads to narrowing of the spinal canal and decreased space available for the nerves. Spinal stenosis occurs most frequently in the lumbar and cervical spine. The resultant nerve compression leads to pain and
Neck and back pain are common ailments, accounting for a large proportion of all emergency room visits. The most common causes include lumbar or cervical strain, disc degeneration and nerve compression (from herniated disc or spinal stenosis). Lumbar/Cervical Strain: Strains (or sprains) are injuries to soft tissue. The muscles, tendons and ligament of