SPINE

Spine specialists are medical doctors who have specialized training that allows them to understand the intricate workings of the back, neck, and spine as well as the many spinal conditions that can develop. Our spine specialists have expertise in treating issues that occur all along the spine. Spine specialists also aid patients with arthritis pain, spine deformities, loss of sensation along the spine, and those who have been in  accidents and suffered spine damage. Our experts will always consider nonsurgical treatment before recommending surgery, such as medication, physical therapy with one of our certified physical therapists, and in-office regenerative medicine.

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You may not think much about it – but your spine literally supports your entire body. It is responsible for nearly every major move you make during the day. With the need to be strong yet flexible, your spine bends, lifts, twists and turns, supports your neck and shakes your head – in response to your commands.

When your spine is in good working order, it can keep you moving right along. But when your spine is hurt, injured or not functioning correctly, the results can be painful, disturbing – even disabling.

Are you one of the nearly 90% of American adults who suffer from back pain? Back pain is the second leading symptom for physician visits.

  • About 80 percent of Americans will have one or more episodes of low back pain

  • 1 in 7 adults each year suffer back pain lasting 2 weeks or more

  • 5 out of 10 working adults have back pain every year

  • Back pain is the number one cause of work-related disability

  • More than 60% of teens experience back or neck pain by age 15

 

 

Spinal conditions can show a variety of differing symptoms for each patient. When you begin to notice certain symptoms, remember them so that you can provide our doctors with detailed information regarding your pain. 

People with spine problems sometimes report symptoms such as:

  • Feeling uncoordinated when using the hands

  • Leg pain

  • Lumbar (lower back) pain

  • Muscle weakness

  • Neck pain

  • Numbness or a pins-and-needles sensation

  • Pain that shoots from the spine into the legs

  • Poor posture

  • Walking stiffly to reduce spine movement

WHEN

to seek a SPINE SPECIALIST