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Spinal cord disorders or injuries can be caused by trauma, aging, congenital deformities, tumors, infections and/or improper body mechanics. Damage to any part of the back or pressure on nerves in the spine can cause back pain and other symptoms, causing a tremendous negative impact on an individual's life.
Back pain is actually one of the most common medial problems, affecting 8 out of 10 people at some point during their lives. Back pain can range from a dull, constant ache to a sudden sharp pain. Acute back pain comes on suddenly and usualy lasts from a few days to a few weeks. Chronic back pain is pain that lasts for more than three months.
Surgery on the back or spine is needed in only a small percentage of case. Most back problems can be taken care of with nonsurgical treatments, such as anti-inflammatory medication, ice, heat, gentle massage and physical therapy. When the more conservative treatments don't bring relief, back surgery may be recommended by your physician.
Some of the more common spine surgery procedures we provide are: