The following physicians specialize in the treatment of Neck and Spine conditions:
Lumbar Disc Herniation
80% of people will experience low back pain at some point in their life and lumbar disc herniations are one of the most common causes of back and leg pain.
- Sharp, shooting pain that can radiate down the leg
- Tingling sensation or “pins and needle” type feeling that radiates down the leg
- Weakness in the leg or foot
(Low Back Arthritis)
Just as your body’s joints (knees, hips, ankles, shoulders, etc.) can be arthritic and painful over time as you age, so can your low back. A part of the arthritic changes of the spine come from the facet joint (the joint that allows motion in your spine) losing the cartilage that coats it, which allows for your joints to start to rub together.
- Most common symptom is low back pain
- Feelings of back stiffness
- Limited range of motion of the spine
Cervical Disc Herniation
Cervical (or neck) disc herniation can be a common cause of neck and radiating arm pain. Often cervical disc herniations can be confused for a problem of the shoulder, elbow, wrist or hand.
- Aching sensation in the neck
- Neck pain and muscle spasms
- Radiating pain in the shoulder blades, shoulders, arms and hands
Did you know that nearly 85% of people over the age of 65 are affected by neck pain caused by cervical spondylosis? Cervical spondylosis is a general term for the age-related wear and changes of the neck (arthritic changes).
- Localized neck pain
- Hearing a grinding, popping, or clicking sound from your neck
- Neck stiffness, especially in the morning and at the end of the day
- Limited range of motion of your neck
- Tightness, fatigue, or even spasms in the neck muscles
- Arm pain, numbness and tingling of your upper extremities, and sometimes arm weakness.
- Feelings of clumsiness with walking, balance issues, or weakness or your upper or even lower extremities.
Scoliosis in the simplest form is curvature of the spine. In order to be diagnosed as true scoliosis the curve magnitude must be over 10 degrees in the coronal plane (view of the spine from the front). Traditionally people imagine the letter “S” or “C” when they think of scoliosis.
- Uneven shoulders
- One shoulder blade that appears more prominent than the other
- Uneven waist
- One hip higher than the other