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This condition is an irritation or compression of one or more nerve roots in the cervical spine. Because these nerves travel to the shoulders, arms and hands, an injury in the cervical spine can cause symptoms in these areas. Cervical radiculopathy may result from a variety of problems with the bones and tissues of the cervical spinal column.
Degenerative Disc Disease
This condition is a weakening of one or more vertebral discs, which normally act as a cushion between the vertebrae. This condition can develop as a natural part of the aging process, but it may also result from injury to the back.
Lumbar Radiculopathy (Sciatica)
This condition is an irritation or compression of one or more nerve roots in the lumbar spine. Because these nerves travel to the hips, buttocks, legs and feet, an injury in the lumbar spine can cause symptoms in these areas. Sciatica may result from a variety of problems with the bones and tissues of the lumbar spinal column.
The spinal column contains open spaces that create passageways for the spinal cord and the spinal nerves. Spinal stenosis is a narrowing of (or an intrusion into) these openings. This can cause a compression of the nerves. Spinal stenosis most commonly affects the cervical and lumbar regions of the spine.
At Tidewater Orthopaedics, our specialty-trained spine doctor is an expert in assessing, diagnosing, and treating spine injuries and conditions.
The spine is a highly complex and crucial structure in the human body, comprised of muscles, bones (or vertebrae), tendons, ligaments, and sensitive nerves. The spine protects the spinal cord while providing, support, strength, and flexibility.
Maintaining a healthy spine is vital to living an active lifestyle. However, the spine’s ability to offer support and flexibility simultaneously introduces an increased risk for injury.
Due to its unique structure and its proximity to the spinal cord, injuries of the spine can affect any appendage of the human body. Symptoms that may indicate the presence of a spine injury are wide-ranging and may seem unexpected or seemingly unrelated. Causes of spine conditions are also wide-ranging and abundant, as they can affect the bones, nerves, muscles, or tendons.
For this reason, an accurate diagnosis made by a spine specialist is a crucial prerequisite to determining a course of treatment.
Additionally, many spine conditions worsen over time, often exacerbating pain and causing further damage. Therefore, it is imperative to seek immediate treatment with a spine specialist if you suspect you are suffering from a spine condition or injury.
You may be suffering from a spine condition or injury if you are experiencing any of the following symptoms:
- Radiating pain from the neck to the arm/hand
- Radiating pain from the back to the leg/foot
- Back, leg, or foot pain that worsens while standing or walking and is relieved by sitting
- Nagging pain after episodes of heavy lifting
- Numbness, tingling, or weakness in the arms or legs
- Nerve or dexterity problems in the arms and hands
- Numbness or tingling in one or both legs
- Weakness localized to a specific area of the leg or arm
Go to the emergency room if these symptoms accompany incontinence.
Our spine doctor at Tidewater Orthopaedics understands that damage to the spinal cord is not only extremely painful and disruptive to your active lifestyle, but also potentially devastating, as it often restricts mobility and significantly reduces your quality of life.
Our Tidewater Orthopaedics spine doctor is committed to developing customized treatment plans to accommodate your individual condition and get you back to your active lifestyle quickly and safely.
Back and neck surgery may be recommended to address damage arising from a variety of causes, including trauma, wear and tear, and the aging process. If conservative treatments have proven to be ineffective, our board-certified back and neck surgeon, Dr. Jonathan Mason, offers surgical options for his patients to address a variety of medical conditions.
To consult with our spine doctor at Tidewater Orthopaedics, please request an appointment online or call (757) 827-2480.
Why choose Tidewater Orthopaedics?
With years of experience and advanced training devoted to the orthopaedic care of the spine, our esteemed spine specialist at Tidewater Orthopaedics is the unparalleled expert in accurately diagnosing and effectively treating spine injuries and conditions.
Our spine doctor, Dr. Jonathan Mason, has the knowledge, proficiency, and skill to accurately diagnose and effectively treat your spine injury or condition so you can get back to your active lifestyle quickly and safely.
To consult with our Tidewater Orthopaedics spine doctor, please request an appointment online or call (757) 827-2480.