Back pain affects everyone and can range from mild to severe and short lived to long lasting. Having a proper diagnosis and treatment plan is essential.
Common Spine Conditions
- Spinal arthritis or osteoarthritis
- Degenerative disc disease
- Facet joint syndrome
- Herniated disk
- Stress fracture
- Spinal stenosis
- Sacroiliac joint dysfunction
- Scoliosis (curvature of the spine)
- Kyphosis (rounded back)
- Spinal tumors (chordoma)
Treatment of Spine Conditions
The three categories of treatment are physical medicine, medications, and surgery. Physical medicine can consist of chiropractic, traction, physical therapy, braces, or other exercise based programs. Surgery for back or neck pain should only be considered after non-surgical treatment has failed to alleviate your symptoms.
The most commons spine surgeries are: