Specialized Orthopedic Surgeons
Pinnacle Hospital has Orthopedic Surgeons who specialize in surgery of the neck and back, board-certified pain management physicians, and physiatrists certified in acute pain management, providing non-surgical interventions to treat your back and neck pain. The spinal column consists of 33 bones, called vertebrae, and cushions between the bones, called intervertebral discs. These discs act as shock absorbers for the spinal column. Many muscles and ligaments also provide support to the spinal column. A major purpose of the spinal column is to protect the spinal cord and the many nerves that branch off of it. The nerves transmit signals to and from your brain to the various parts of your body. Pressure on these nerves can produce pain, numbness, tingling sensations, and/or weakness in different parts of your body.
The pressure can be caused by several factors:
- Discs that bulge out between the vertebrae (herniated disc)
- Fractures of the spine
- Narrowing of the spinal canal (spinal stenosis)
- Abnormal growths (tumors)
- Infection (abscess)
- Blood collection (hematoma)
Neck and Back Pain are Treated in a Conservative Manner
The vast majority of people with neck and back pain are treated in a conservative manner without surgery. This may include anti-inflammatory medications, physical therapy and exercise, braces, traction, and rest. However, when surgery is necessary, Pinnacle can offer surgeons who are fellowship-trained in spinal surgery.
- Radiating pain down arms/legs
- Weakness of arms/legs
- Numbness of arms/legs
- Loss of bowel/bladder control
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