Care and Treatment of Neurological Spine Disorders
Spine Disorders: Conditions We Treat
Stanford Spine Disorders Clinic provides comprehensive care for spinal traumas, diseases and deformities along the entire spine from skull to sacrum. Our team of specialists works together to offer advanced treatment for a variety of spine disorders.
Some of the common conditions we treat include:
Back and neck pain: Pain in the back or neck area can be acute, which comes on suddenly and intensely, or chronic, which can last for weeks, months, or even years. The pain can be continuous or intermittent. Learn more about back and neck pain.
Chiari malformation: This is a congenital defect in the area of the back of the head, where the brain and spinal cord connect. Learn more about chiari malformation.
Degenerative spine disease: Over time, the discs between the vertebrae in the spine lose their fluid and their ability to provide cushioning. This makes them more prone to injury, leading to degenerative spine disease. Learn more about degenerative spine disease.
Head trauma: This can range from mild to severe, causing a wide variety of symptoms depending upon the type, severity and location of the injury. Learn more about head trauma.
Spinal cord injury and spinal trauma: A traumatic injury that can either result in a bruise, partial tear or a complete tear in the spinal cord. The injury results in decreased mobility, sensation and body organ function below the level of the injury. Learn more about spinal cord injury, spinal trauma.
Neurofibromatosis: These are inherited disorders of the nervous system that affect how nerve cells form and grow, causing tumors to grow on nerves. Learn more about neurofibromatosis.
Osteoporotic fractures: Spine fractures can arise with minimal trauma, such as a strain, bump or fall, because of reduced bone density in bones. Learn more about osteoporotic fractures.
Peripheral nerve injuries: A peripheral nerve injury that impairs the ability to lift the foot at the ankle. It can also be a symptom of a more serious injury, such as a nerve compression or a herniated disc.
Pinched nerves: Herniated disks in the back can cause pain and disability because of pinched nerves. If a pinched nerve is left untreated, permanent damage to the area beyond the nerve may result. Learn more about pinched nerves.
Scoliosis: This is a curvature of the spine measuring 10 degrees or greater on X-ray that can occur in any part of the spine. Learn more about scoliosis.
Spine infection: Spine infections are named based on the region of the spine they are located in. They arise from fungal organisms, bacteria or after a surgical procedure. Learn more about spine infection.
Spinal cord tumors/spine tumors: A tumor that forms on the spinal cord or in the area around it. Even if benign, the tumor may cause pain, weakness, numbness or tingling from pushing on the spinal cord or nerves. Learn more about spinal cord tumors/spine tumors.
Spinal stenosis: An abnormal narrowing of the spinal canal that may occur in any of the regions of the spine and restriction to the spinal canal, resulting in neurological problems. Learn more about spinal stenosis.
Spondylolysis/spondylisthesis: Spondylolysis is a defect or fracture of part of the vertebral bones. Spondylisthesis is a slippage of one vertebral body on top of another. Learn more about spondylolysis/spondylolisthesis.
Syringomyelia: A fluid-filled cavity called a syrinx develops in the spinal cord, often as a result of pressure in the spinal canal and obstruction of the cerebrospinal fluid. The syrinx can grow and injure the spinal cord and nerves. Learn more about syringomyelia.
Vascular malformations: A general term that includes congenital defects of veins and lymph vessels. They are present at birth and grow as the child grows. Learn more about vascular malformations.
Spine Disorders: Treatments
Our expert spinal team provides personalized, effective treatment for a wide range of spinal conditions. Learn more about treatments for spine disorders.
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For your convenience, you may check in for all same-day appointments at the Stanford Neuroscience Health Center through a centralized, check-in desk near the front lobby. In addition to all outpatient services, you also can access onsite pre-surgery consultations at the center.
PREPARE FOR YOUR APPOINTMENT
Send medical records before your appointment
Bring any MRI or CT films
Plan on being at the clinic for approximately one to two hours
AFTER YOUR APPOINTMENT
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HOW TO REFER
To refer a new patient or ask questions regarding a referral, call 650-723-6469. For urgent referrals, call 650-723-6661 and request the spine neurosurgeon on-call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
You may also fax a referral form with supporting documentation to 650-320-9443.
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