Your Treatment Plan
At Progressive Spine & Orthopaedics, we believe first and foremost in understanding your condition so that we can best treat your pain. Our specialist, Dr. Joshua Rovner, has been fellowship-trained and is board-certified as a spinal surgeon. Dr. Rovner’s specialty is diagnosing and treating both common and uncommon spinal conditions.
Do you have pain in your arms, neck, legs, or back? The cause may be a spinal condition. At Progressive Spine & Orthopaedics, we will be able to figure out the root of the problem and put together an effective treatment plan. We will also take the time to educate you on the spinal condition itself. We want every patient to feel as informed as possible throughout the process.
Understanding Your Condition
When you come in for your first consultation, Dr. Rovner will evaluate and determine the underlying reasons for your pain. Once he has diagnosed your spinal condition, you should feel free to ask any questions that come to mind so that you will have the best possible understanding of your condition and appropriate treatment. If you opt to do some research on your own, you can always contact Progressive Spine & Orthopaedics for further clarification.
Is your back pain serious enough to require medical attention? If you suspect that your condition may be more severe than common everyday back pain, click here to find out some of the most common symptoms of serious spinal conditions.
Are you feeling pain in the lower half of your body? Pain in the lower back, buttocks, legs, and feet may have the lumber spine and sciatic nerve as its source.
If you have lower back pain or pain in your legs, you could have a herniated disc in the lumbar spine which is pinching a nerve and causing radiating pain.
If you have neck or arm pain, the source could be a herniated disc in your neck. Herniated discs in the neck can pinch the nerves and cause neck pain as well as radiating shoulder and arm pain. This can also cause numbness in the hands which can be confused with conditions like carpal tunnel syndrome.
As you age, stenosis – or a narrowing of the spinal canal – can develop. When your spinal canal becomes narrower, your spinal nerves can be compressed, causing pain in the lower back and radiating into the legs. This leg pain, heaviness, and numbness is especially present with walking. It typically improves after resting, sitting down, or leaning forward such as on a shopping cart.
This is a very serious condition. If a vertebra is fractured, the spinal cord or nerves can become compressed, which can lead to a number of different conditions. A spinal fracture should be treated as soon as possible.
While spinal tumors may or may not cause back pain but they can lead to a number of other symptoms. These should be evaluated by and spine and cancer specialist as soon as possible.
Other Spine Conditions
A number of other less common spinal conditions could also be the source of your pain or symptoms. Dr. Rovner is experienced in the diagnosis and treatment of these conditions as well, so don’t hesitate to contact us at Progressive Spine & Orthopaedics if you think a spine problem is affecting your quality of life.