The causes of back pain can be complex. Some causes of back pain include accidents, sports injuries, and muscle strains.
A complete history and initial examination will be performed for your back pain at our office.
Two main types of back injury include Spondylolisthesis and Cervical Radiculopathy.
Spondylolisthesis: Spondylolysis, which is a fracture or defect of one or both wing-shaped parts of a vertebra, results in this vertebral slipping forward, backward, or over a bone below. This is a slipping of vertebrae that occurs, in most cases, at the base of the spine. A vertebra might be defective at birth, broken down by infection or disease or by a stress fracture or trauma.
Symptoms of spondylolisthesis may include:
Treatments for spondylolisthesis at our office include:
Cervical Radiculopathy: Cervical radiculopathy is the damage or disturbance of nerve function that results if one of the nerve roots near the cervical vertebrae is compressed. Damage to nerve roots in the cervical area can cause weakness, pain, the loss of sensation in the neck, arms or shoulders, depending on where the damaged roots are located. Damage can occur as a result of degenerative changes in bones, pressure from material from a ruptured disc, arthritis or other injuries that may put pressure on the nerve roots.
Symptoms of Cervical Radiculopathy include:
Treatments of Cervical Radiculopathy Treatment at our office: