Living with a spine condition or back pain can make normal activities uncomfortable or even impossible. We are pleased to be able to offer treatment options that have helped many patients restore quality of life.
The spine supports and keeps your head, shoulders and upper body upright and gives you the flexibility to bend and twist. Understanding the spine can help better understand some of the most common conditions that cause spinal problems or back pain.
Part of taking good care of your spine is knowing several factors that may increase the chance of developing spine pain. These factors may include the following:
Spine pain is one of the leading causes of disability and may result in absence from work or difficulty performing daily activities. Various spine diseases, such as the following, can change the structure of the spine or damage the vertebrae and surrounding tissue, which often cause spinal pain and limit a person’s movement:
Back pain may also be a symptom of a more serious problem. Other symptoms that can indicate a more serious problem include:
Your doctor may recommend the following tests:
Conservative, noninvasive treatments, including pain management and physical therapy, are typically the first step and have shown tremendous results in many patients.
One of the following surgical treatments may be recommended if nonsurgical procedures don’t ease the pain:
When the surgery is complete, you will be transferred to the recovery room where you will meet your post-op nurse. You may feel groggy, dizzy and/or nauseous from the anesthesia and you will still have tubes and monitors attached at various points on your body. The nurse will monitor your vital signs and keep you comfortable, administering medications for pain and nausea as needed.
You may be asked to walk with assistance as this is the best way to help alleviate pain without medications. Your safety is our number 1 priority. Before discharge, your doctor will: