Orthopedic Spine Care at Alliance Orthopedics
Back pain stemming from traumatic injuries and chronic health conditions affects millions of people worldwide. At Alliance Orthopedics, we provide comprehensive orthopedic spine services to help alleviate back pain and improve spinal function.
Our team of experienced orthopedic specialists offer the latest treatments for a wide range of spine-related issues, ranging from simple sprains and strains to more complex degenerative conditions.
Common Conditions Affecting the Spine
Our team of orthopedic spine providers offer treatments for patients who suffer from chronic pain due to the following conditions:
A herniated disc, also known as a slipped or ruptured disc, occurs when the soft gel-like inner material of a spinal disc bulges out of the outer layer through a tear or leak. This can put pressure on nearby nerves, causing pain, numbness, and weakness in the affected area of the body.
Osteoporosis occurs when the bones in the spine become weak and brittle, often leading to compression fractures and a loss of height. This can cause chronic pain, a curvature of the spine and loss of mobility. The most common symptoms of spinal osteoporosis are back pain, loss of height, and a hunched forward posture.
Sciatica is a condition characterized by pain, numbness, tingling or weakness that originates in the lower back and radiates down the leg along the path of the sciatic nerve. The sciatic nerve is the largest nerve in the body, running from the lower back through the hips and down the legs. The most common cause of sciatica is a herniated disc, but it can also be caused by degenerative disc disease, spinal stenosis, or a muscle spasm in the back.
Compression Fracture of the Spine
Compression fractures of the spine are a type of injury that occurs when one or more of the vertebrae in the spinal column collapse, crack or are crushed, resulting in a loss of height and a change in the shape of the spine. These fractures are most commonly caused by osteoporosis, a condition that weakens the bones and makes them more susceptible to fractures. Compression fractures can also occur due to trauma or tumors.
Osteoarthritis of the spine is a degenerative joint disease that occurs when the cartilage that cushions the bones in the spine wears away, causing the bones to rub against each other. This can lead to pain, stiffness, and loss of mobility. Symptoms of spinal osteoarthritis can include chronic back pain, stiffness, and a loss of mobility.
A muscle strain in the back, also known as a pulled muscle, occurs when the muscle fibers are stretched or torn. This can happen due to overuse, improper form when lifting, or sudden movements. Symptoms of a muscle strain in the back can include pain and discomfort, stiffness, muscle spasms, and weakness in the affected area.
Whiplash is a type of neck injury that occurs when the head is suddenly and forcibly thrown forward and then backward. This type of injury is most commonly caused by car accidents but can also occur during sports or other physical activities. Symptoms of whiplash can include neck pain and stiffness, headaches, dizziness, difficulty concentrating, fatigue and even memory loss.