Spinal Conditions

What’s causing your pain?

When it comes to spinal pain, there can be a number of conditions responsible. Below are some of
the common disorders Bones and spine surgery inc. specializes in treating.

Scoliosis

All spines have curves, but occasionally the spine twists and develops curves in the wrong direction - sideways. When a person's spine twists and develops an "S"-shaped side-to-side curve, it is a condition known as scoliosis.

Spondylolisthesis

Spondylolisthesis is the term used to describe one vertebra slipping forward over the bone below it, causing the spine to fall out of alignment.

Kyphosis

The word "kyphosis" describes a type of curve in the spine, normally present in the area near the chest. If the curve here is more than 40 to 45 degrees, it is considered a spinal deformity. Adult kyphosis can have varying symptoms and degrees of severity, from minor changes in the shape of your back to severe deformity, nerve problems and chronic pain.

Fractures

A disruption of the normal continuity of bone. This is a serious injury that most commonly occurs in the lower or mid spine, and often from a high impact accident such as a car crash or a fall from up high. Men are four times more likely than women to experience this injury.

Failed back syndrome

This condition results from unsuccessful back or spine surgery. In this case, the patient continues to feel pain after the surgery is completed.

Flat back syndrome

This is an abnormal condition when the lower back loses its natural curve and becomes flat. This causes an imbalance in the spine resulting in the patient’s head developing a forward lean, or the patient experiencing ongoing leg or back pain or difficulty standing upright.

Discogenic pain

Discogenic pain is a term back specialists use when referring to pain caused by a damaged intervertebral disc. This pain is usually in the lower back, but may also be felt in your buttock areas and even down into the upper thighs.

Herniated disk

One of the most painful injuries, a herniated disk occurs when a tear in the annulus portion of the intervertebral disc is so bad that part of the nucleus pulposus squeezes out of the center of the disc. This can cause pain, numbness and weakness along the nerve.

Neuropathic pain

Pain caused by damage to nerve tissue. It is often felt as a burning or stabbing sensation. One example of neuropathic pain is a "pinched nerve."

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