Any part of your spine can suffer an injury or develop a condition that causes pain. Whether your spine pain comes from infections, deformities, degenerative conditions, or cancer, Alliance Spine & Pain specializes in interventional procedures that effectively relieve your symptoms. To get help for spine pain, call one of the offices in Austell, Augusta, Woodstock, Atlanta, Marietta, Conyers, Lawrenceville, Jasper, Cartersville, Dallas, Suwanee, Covington, Carrollton, Canton, Sandy Springs, Douglasville, Peachtree City, or Roswell, Georgia, or book a consultation online today.
Spine pain often occurs from sprains, strains, overuse, and traumatic injuries. Age-related degeneration also occurs, leading to painful conditions such as:
These conditions often pinch the nearby nerves (radiculopathy), causing additional pain, tingling, and numbness.
It takes a strong impact to fracture a healthy spine. These fractures typically occur during car accidents and falls from a significant height.
However, it requires very little force to fracture vertebrae weakened by osteoporosis. Vertebral compression fractures occur when one or more vertebrae (usually in the middle or upper back) collapse because they’re too brittle and weak to support normal spine function.
The most common spinal deformities in adults include:
Scoliosis occurs when the spine abnormally curves from side to side, making a C- or S-shape instead of a straight line. Adults may still have scoliosis that began in childhood. However, degenerative scoliosis begins in adulthood when degenerative changes in the discs and joints allow abnormal curves to develop.
When compression fractures occur, the vertebra collapses in the front and maintains its normal height in the back, creating a wedge-like shape. If several adjacent vertebrae collapse, their combined wedge shapes create a rounded upper back (kyphosis).
Lordosis, also called swayback, occurs when the lower back curves inward (rather than outward).
Spinal tumors can be malignant (cancerous) or benign (nonmalignant). They may begin in the spine or metastasize from elsewhere in the body.
Whether cancerous or not, any spinal tumor can cause significant spinal pain and other symptoms, such as:
When cancer begins in another part of the body and spreads to the spine, it most often grows in the bones.
Alliance Spine & Pain specializes in a wide range of innovative interventional treatments that ease spine pain by targeting the nerves or repairing the underlying condition. For example, the providers perform kyphoplasty to repair compression fractures.
Call Alliance Spine & Pain or request an appointment online today to get relief from spine pain.