When there is a deformity, injury or disease of the spine, common activities such as turning, bending, or stretching often become painfully out of reach. Acute and chronic conditions of the spine must be addressed with the utmost care, by a Fellowship-trained spine surgeon. If a patient or their loved one is suffering from back or neck pain, The Spine Center at Orthopedic Associates will provide comprehensive spine and pain treatment in the Dayton area, with a view toward restoring the patient’s mobility and pain-free activity.
Common conditions of the spine
Herniated Cervical Disc
Disk issues in your cervical (neck) spine can cause neck and/or arm pain that doesn't go away. Over time, these symptoms can put limits on yoru live. If non-surgical tretments haven't helped, cervical disk surgery may be an option. Spine Surgery (Cervical Disk Surgery) can help treat the problem causing your symptoms. Contact your spine surgeon to discuss all your options.
Herniated Lumbar Disc
Having a lower back (lumbar) problem can cause pain when you sit, stand, or walk. To treat this problem our spine surgeon may recommend a spinal surgery called lumbar microsurgery. Lumbar microsurgery is done via a small incision where the bone, disk or both may be removed, taking pressure off the nerves causing pain. Discuss this spinal surgery option with your surgeon.
Spinal Cord Injuries
Sciatica is described as pain that radiates from your lower back to your lower leg, caused by irritation or compression of the sciatic nerve. Sciatica typically responds well to non-surgical treatment. In some cases a form of spinal surgery can be effective. Request a consult with your spine surgeon to learn what might be right for you.
Osteoarthritis of the spine is a degenerative joint disease and the most common cause of low back pain in patients over the age of 50. While there is no current treatment to stop its progression, there are many ways to manage osteoarthritis non-surgically and alleviate the pain and other associated symptoms. While spine surgery is not typically recommended until non-surgical treatments have been exhausted, your spine surgeon can go over options for spinal surgery.
Spinal stenosis occurs when the boney opening within the spine narrows and compresses the nerves within. Spinal stenosis can respond well to many non-surgical treatments. When spinal stenosis results in worsening deficits causing numbness and/or weakness, spinal surgery to relieve the pressure on the compounding nerves may be an option. Consult your surgeon to learn more.