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Spinal Conditions

Minimally invasive interventional techniques are used to treat painful conditions of the spine such as:

  • Cervical, lumbar, and thoracic disc herniations
    • Disc herniations occur when a disc in your spine is pushed outside its normal position. Herniated discs can occur in any part of your spine, but they are most common in the neck (cervical spine) and lower back (lumbar spine). More rarely, herniated discs can occur in your upper back (thoracic spine).
  • Degenerative disc disease
    • Degenerative disc disease is the collective term used to describe normal changes in your spinal discs as you age. As these changes occur, you may develop back or neck pain as well as osteoarthritis, disc herniation, or spinal stenosis (narrowing of the spinal canal).
  • Back arthritis
    • Back arthritis is the breakdown of cartilage in your back and neck.
  • Sciatica
    • Sciatica is a common type of pain affecting the sciatic nerve, a large nerve extending from your lower back down the back of each leg.
  • Spinal stenosis
    • Spinal stenosis is the narrowing of the spaces in your spine. This narrowing places pressure on your spinal cord and/or nerves.
  • Low back pain and failed back syndrome
    • Low back pain can be felt anywhere below your ribs and above your legs.
    • Failed back syndrome is a condition characterized by persistent pain following back surgeries.
  • Cervicalgia (neck pain)
    • Cervicalgia is pain in the neck which does not radiate outwards.
  • Cervical whiplash syndrome
    • Cervical whiplash syndrome is an injury to your neck caused by or related to a sudden distortion of your neck.
  • Vertebral compression fractures
    • These fractures occur when the bones of your spine are broken due to trauma.
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