Conditions the Orthopaedic Spine Center treats include:
spondylitis: A type of arthritis that affects the spine,
causing inflammation of the spine and large joints, resulting in
stiffness and pain.
radiculopathy/myelopathy: Cervical radiculopathy is the
result of injury to or compression of the root of a nerve in the
neck. Cervical myelopathy affects the spinal cord in the neck rather
than the nerve root.
back/fixed sagittal imbalance: A type of deformity where
loss of the normal sway of the lumbar spine causes the torso and
head to pitch forward relative to the hips and pelvis.
disc: A tear in the outer ring of a disc in the spinal
column allows the soft, central portion to bulge out beyond the
damaged outer rings, pressing on nerve roots and causing pain,
weakness and numbness.
A curving of the spine that causes a bowing or rounding of the back,
which leads to a hunchback or slouching posture.
back pain: Pain in the lower back which can range from
mild, annoying pain to severe, disabling pain, restricting mobility
and interfering with normal functioning.
pain: Neck pain can result from many different causes, from
congenital conditions, tumors, injury to the muscles, tendons and/or
ligaments, to inflammatory disease, such as arthritis.
Pain that originates along the sciatic nerve, the primary nerve of
the leg, and the largest nerve in the entire body.
A curvature of the spine measuring 10 degrees or greater on X-ray
that can occur in any part of the spine.
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 a neurological deficit.
fractures: A condition in which the bones of the spinal
column become broken due to injury or illness.
cord injury, trauma: A traumatic injury that can either
result in a bruise, partial tear or a complete tear in the spinal
cord, resulting in decreased mobility, sensation and body organ
function below the level of the injury.
is a defect or fracture of part of the vertebral bones that usually
occurs in the fifth lumbar vertebra and, less commonly, in the
fourth lumbar vertebra. Spondylisthesis is a slippage of one
vertebral body on top of another.
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