Orthopedic Spine Surgery Columbia, SC
Common Spine Conditions
Neck and back pain affects many people on a day-to-day basis. Sources of this pain can be credited to a wide variety of conditions and the range of symptoms are equally as large. If you have any of the following symptoms or conditions, one of our physicians may be able to help you:
- Herniated, Ruptured, or Bulging Discs
- Cervical Stenosis
- Sciatica or Other Nerve Pain
- Spinal Degeneration
- Radiating Spinal Pain
Symptoms of Spine Conditions and Disorders
There are many different conditions and disorders that can cause back and neck pain. Here is a list of the most common signs and symptoms of an orthopedic spine issue:
- Nausea or vomiting
- Stiffness or tension
- Bad range of motion
- Bladder or bowel control problems
- Pain that moves through the arms or legs
- Trouble walking and staying on your feet
- Hand, arm, foot, or leg weakness
- Shoulder or hip deformities
- Hand, arm, foot, or leg going numb or tingling
- Pain in the back or neck that is sharp, dull, aching, or burning
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Common Spine Treatments
Our team of spine experts has developed the best treatment plans to help patients recover as quickly and efficiently as possible. We offer a variety of treatments, both noninvasive and surgical options. These possibilities include:
- Spinal Injections
- Spinal Fusions
- Disc Replacement
- Decompression Surgery
Orthopedic Spine Surgery FAQs
When Should I See a Spine Specialist?
If you are struggling with back or neck pain that lasts for 12 weeks or longer that doesn’t resolve with treatments, a spine specialist at Midlands Ortho can help. When you are in pain, your daily activities in life may not be as enjoyable and you may also even be missing work.
It’s important that you are able to remain stable on your feet, and with back and neck pain, that may become difficult for you. Experiencing foot or leg weakness or numbness may also be a factor and could be a sign of a compressed nerve or a problem with a disc in your back.
How Serious is Spine Surgery?
Back surgery can carry many higher risks than some other types of surgery because it is performed closer to the nervous system.
What is the Most Common Spine Surgery?
Spinal decompression and fusion is the most common spine surgery in the U.S. It is done to relieve pressure on “pinched” nerves and/or the spinal cord and to stabilize the spine. During the procedure, the pressure is released and the spine is stabilized with metal pieces that are attached to the vertebrae.
How Long Does it Take to Recover from Back Surgery?
Your recovery time will depend on what condition you have and the surgery you receive for treatment. You can expect your back to hurt and feel stiff after surgery, and you might find it hard to sit or stand still for a long period of time. It could take 4 to 6 weeks before you can do simple things like light housework, and your back may not be completely better for 6 months to a year.
The Spine Physicians, Pain Management Team, and Physical Therapy Staff at Midlands Orthopaedics & Neurosurgery will work together to provide a personalized approach to treating your pain and symptoms. If you have been experiencing back pain or have a spine condition, and want one of our physicians to discuss treatment options with you, call 803-256-4107.