Neck & Spine

Spine

The Spine is a very complex part of our bodies. It is likely that during your life time you will experience a spine problem in your back or neck. 80% of all Americans will experience spine pain. This pain can cause a physical impairment and can affect the quality of life. Spinal conditions can vary in severity ranging from minor issues to completely debilitating conditions. Our Spine doctor at JIS Orthopedics understands how to best treat these issues.

Common Spine Conditions

  • Compressed or pinched nerves
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Spinal Deformity and Scoliosis
  • Radiculopathy
  • Sciatica
  • Disc herniation
  • Arthritis of the spine
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Slipped Disc

Common Spine Symptoms

  • Back looks rounded or curved
  • Cannot stand up straight
  • Chronic lower back pain
  • Combined neck and back pain
  • Feeling uncoordinated when using arms or hands
  • Muscle weakness, especially in the arms or legs
  • Numbness or tingling in extremities
  • Pain radiating into arms or legs
  • Pain when trying to walk
  • Neck pain
  • Back pain

Spine Conservative Treatments and Procedures

Neck

While not as common as low back pain, neck pain can be a significant cause of pain and disability. Like low back pain, the recommendations for acute pain include rest, activity modification, over the counter medications to treat the pain and time. Multiple pain generators exist but typically are benign unless they cause significant radiation into the upper extremities associated with weakness or numbness. Typically, the pain will improve in a few days to a couple of weeks. If it does not, then it is reasonable to seek medical evaluation. Your physician may recommend physical therapy, chiropractic treatment or prescribed medications. Further testing may include x-ray or MRI.

  • Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion
  • Cervical Disc Replacement
  • Cervical Laminectomy and Fusion Surgery
  • Revision Spine Surgery

Back

Back pain is a very common condition that affects nearly everyone at some point in their lives. Most back pain is benign and very treatable without surgery. Many potential pain generators exist including bone, ligament, disc and nerves. Common treatments include time, rest, ice, heat, and over the counter medications such as ibuprofen and acetaminophen. Most episodes will resolve or improve within a few days to a couple of weeks. When the pain doesn’t improve quickly, more sophisticated techniques may be employed like physical therapy, chiropractic treatment, massage or osteopathic manipulation. If the pain persists for greater than 6 weeks despite conservative treatment, there may be an indication to obtain advanced studies such as X-RAY or MRI. If the back pain is associated with a substantial amount of pain radiating into the legs, or you experience weakness or numbness then medical care should be sought.

  • Lumbar Laminectomy and Fusion
  • Minimally Invasive Microdiscectomy
  • Minimally Invasive Laminectomy
  • Thoracic Spine Surgery
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Revision Spine Surgery
  • Anterior Lumbar Fusion Surgery

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