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Conditions Treated

These are the spinal problems we see most often:

  • Radiculopathy – Radiculopathy is not a specific condition but a term that describes what happens when a spinal nerve root (where a bundle of nerves leaves the spinal cord) is compressed, inflamed and/or injured. Also known as radicular pain or sciatica, it is characterized by pain, numbness and tingling that seems to radiate from the spine out to the arms or legs.
  • Sciatica – A type of radiculopathy that’s caused by inflammation of the sciatic nerve, the longest nerve in your body, which runs from your lower spine, through your buttocks, then into your leg and foot.
  • Ruptured (or herniated) disc – A bulge in a disc (the shock-absorbing pad of tissue between each vertebra in your spine) that can press on nerves and cause pain. Radiculopathy refers to the irritation and inflammation of a nerve caused by a herniated disc.
  • Spinal stenosis – Narrowing of the spinal canal (the open space in the spine that holds the spinal cord).
  • Spondylolysis – A defect in the connection between vertebrae.
  • Spondylolisthesis – A condition in which a vertebra in the lower part of the spine slips forward and onto a bone below it. 
  • Osteoarthritis of the spine – Breakdown of the cartilage that protects and cushions the facet joints in the spine. Facet joints are the structures that connect the vertebrae to one another and enable you to bend and twist.
  • Osteoporosis – Lowered bone density, especially in post-menopausal women, which can lead to compression fractures of the vertebrae.
  • Kyphosis – An abnormal curvature of the upper spine.
  • Degenerative disc disease – Not really a disease, but a term used to describe the normal changes in the spinal discs as we age.
  • Scoliosis – Abnormal side-to-side curving of the spine in children and adults
  • Sports-related spinal injury
  • Trauma – A serious injury or shock to the body that causes back or neck pain