Head, Neck and Spine Conditions
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.
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. They are supplied by facet nerves or medial branch nerves.