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Call the Adena Spine Center today at 740-779-4598 or request an appointment online.
At Adena Spine Center, we treat every kind of spine injury, condition and disease with a comprehensive, team approach that gets patients back to functionality and comfort. Some of the conditions we treat:
Nerve impingement (Radiculopathy). When an injury or condition puts pressure on a nerve root in the spine, it can cause tingling, numbness, weakness or pain to radiate out along the nerve pathway. The nerve that is being “pinched” determines whether symptoms are felt in the leg, toes, arm wrist, fingers, chest, abdomen or buttocks. Nerve impingement can be caused by a herniated disc, spinal stenosis, scoliosis, tumor, trauma, bone spurs or a disease that limits blood flow to the spinal nerves, such as diabetes.
Disc herniation. The discs in the spine are the shock absorbers between the vertebrae. They have an outer ring of rubbery cartilage and a softer, inner center that can leak if the outer cartilage becomes cracked. People sometimes refer to this as a slipped or ruptured disc. The herniated disc can irritate the spinal nerves, which can lead to pain, weakness or numbness in one or both legs.
Degenerative disc disease. This is actually not a disease, but rather the normal aging of the spinal discs over time. The discs become less flexible and break down with age. The discs can develop small tears and cracks and lose fluid. Sometimes, an acute injury causes a herniated disc that starts the degeneration process.
Spinal stenosis. The spinal column narrows, usually in the lower back or in the neck, compressing the nerves and spinal cord causing pain, numbness or weakness. It is most common in people over the age of 50 as the result of osteoarthritis, but anyone who’s had a spine injury is at risk.
Spinal fractures. Caused by trauma or other conditions that weaken the vertebrae, such as osteoporosis or tumors, spinal fractures are particularly concerning because bone fragments from the fracture can damage spinal nerves or the spinal column. They are more common in older adults, particularly postmenopausal women.
Scoliosis. This is an excessive S-shaped or C-shaped curve of the spine that may be present at birth (congenital), caused by a nervous system disorder (neuromuscular) or occur for no known reason (idiopathic). Symptoms include low back pain, fatigue, uneven hips or shoulders. It’s more common in girls than in boys and often gets worse during a growth spurt. The treatment depends upon the severity and location of the curve, whether a person is still growing and the cause.
Kyphosis. This curvature causes a noticeable rounding of the back, leading to slouching posture or a humpback appearance. It is usually caused by degenerative spine diseases that wedge several vertebrae together. This frequently occurs from arthritis, degenerative disc disease, osteoporosis or spinal trauma.
If you suspect you have a spinal condition, get an evaluation at the spine center by calling 740-779-4598 or request an appointment online.
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4439 State Route 159
Chillicothe, OH 45601