CONDITIONS

Head, Neck and Spine Conditions

Coccydynia

This condition is an inflammation of the tip of the coccyx or tip of the tailbone. It causes pain and tenderness between the buttocks. This condition makes it difficult to sit for patients. There is a small nerve bundle, called the Ganglion of Impar or Ganglion of Walther that can be blocked with anesthetic to help relieve this pain.

Compression Fractures of the Spine

This is a collapse of vertebral bone. It can affect one or more vertebrae. Compression fractures typically develop in your mid or lower back. This can change the shape of your spinal posture. A compression fracture increases the chance of subsequent compression fractures.

Degenerative Disc Disease

This condition is a desiccation of one or more vertebral discs. The discs act as a cushion between the vertebrae. This condition can develop as a natural part of the aging process, but it may also result from injury to the back. Degenerative disc disease can lead to disc hernation.

Discogenic Pain

This pain comes from one of your spinal discs. Those are the soft cushions that allow the bones of your spine to flex and twist. Discogenic pain is a common reason for chronic lower back pain.

Facet Joint Syndrome

This condition is a degeneration of the facet joints, which help stabilize the spine and limit excessive motion. The facet joints are lined with cartilage and are surrounded by a lubricating capsule that enables the vertebrae to bend and twist. They are prone to arthritis which can spur an inflammatory cascade.

Herniated Disc

Between the vertebrae of your spine are discs. The discs help provide adequate spacing between the vertebral bodies and allow for greater spinal mobility. If discs are damaged, the disc’s soft center (Nucleus Pulposus) can push through the disc wall. That is called a herniated disc. This disc bulge may press against nerves in your spine.

Lumbar Radiculopathy (Sciatica)

This condition may result from irritation or compression of one or more nerve roots in the lumbar spine. Because these nerves travel to the hips, buttocks, legs and feet, an injury in the lumbar spine cause a referred pain pattern in these areas. Sciatica may result from a variety of problems with the bones and tissues of the lumbar spinal column such as stenosis.

General Body Conditions

Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)

This is a type of chronic, long-lasting, pain. In most cases, it develops in an extremity that underwent an injury. With CRPS, you may have unexplained pain that won’t go away. It may be severe, and it may spread to other extremities in rare cases.

Fibromyalgia

This chronic condition is believed to be a type of interference with the way your brain processes pain signals. It leaves you sensitized to pain. It is associated with fatigue, headaches, whole body pain, changes in bowels etc. If you have this condition, you may feel long-lasting pain throughout your body.

Arm and Elbow Conditions

Cervical Radiculopathy

This condition is an irritation or compression of one or more nerve roots in the cervical spine. Because these nerves travel to the shoulders, arms and hands, an injury in the cervical spine can cause symptoms in these areas. Compression of these spinal nerves may cause neuropathic pain symptoms. Cervical radiculopathy may result from a variety of problems with the bones and tissues of the cervical spinal column such as stenosis or disc displacement.