TREATMENTS & INTERVENTION

SPINAL PHYSICIANS SERVING JACKSONVILLE & ORLANDO

Orthopedics, or orthopedic services, is the medical specialty that involves the treatment of the musculoskeletal system, which is made up of your body’s bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, and muscles. It is important that you, as the patient, arm yourself with all research and information necessary to make the correct decision regarding your health. At Sea Spine Ortho, our patients are treated with compassion and care, and we are personally committed to accommodating our patient’s needs. Contact us today to find out more about how we can help you start feeling better after a car accident!

NECK, BACK & SPINE CONDITIONS

Lower Back Pain

Low back pain is caused by injury to a muscle (strain) or ligament (sprain). Most common low back pain goes away on its own in two to four weeks. In instances where the pain returns, the cause can be more serious and it is advised to seek medical assistance. Physical therapy and pain relievers can help. A few cases may require surgery.

Spinal Stenosis

Spinal stenosis (or narrowing) is a common condition that occurs when the small spinal canal, which contains the nerve roots and spinal cord, becomes compressed. This causes a “pinching” of the spinal cord and/or nerve roots, which leads to pain, cramping, weakness or numbness. Depending on where the narrowing takes place, you may feel these symptoms in the lower back and legs, neck, shoulder or arms.

Herniated Disc/Bulging Disc/Slipped Disc/Protruding Disc

This condition occurs when the soft center of a spinal disk pushes through a crack in the tougher exterior casing. Some herniated discs cause no symptoms. Others can irritate nearby nerves and result in pain, numbness, or weakness in an arm or leg. Not every disc needs intervention. When needed, treatment Includes medication, physical therapy, and possibly surgery.

Pinched Nerve

A pinched nerve can occur at a number of sites in your body. A herniated disk in your lower spine, for example, may put pressure on a nerve root, causing pain that radiates down the back of your leg. Likewise, a pinched nerve in your wrist can lead to pain and numbness in your hand and fingers (carpal tunnel syndrome). The most frequently recommended treatment for pinched nerve is rest for the affected area. Physical therapy and pain relievers can help. A few cases may require surgery.

Scoliosis

Scoliosis is a sideways curvature of the spine that most commonly occurs during a growth spurt period just before puberty. However, scoliosis can be caused by conditions such as cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy and situations where the body compensates movement for previous injuries. Symptoms include uneven shoulders and/or waist, one hip higher than the other, one shoulder blade appears more prominent than the other.

TREATMENT | PAIN MANAGEMENT

Our first order of business is getting the pain under control. The benefits include regained control and mobility.

TREATMENT | SPINE SURGERY

Spine surgeries are only considered after all other forms of requisite treatment fail to help the patient. Type of surgery will vary depending on your specific needs.

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