Experienced Back & Spine Surgeons who specialize in diagnosis and treatment of Back injury and pain

Conservative Management

Spine Posture

The bones we have in our back that protect the spinal cord and that supports the torso is what we call the Spine. It is composed of 24 articulating vertebrae and 9 fused vertebrae. It is divided into 4 sections.

  • Cervical Spine (Neck) – This is where it connects to our head (skull) and our chest.
  • Thoracic Spine (Chest) – This is where our ribs are connected. It protects our internal organs such as the lungs, heart, etc.
  • Lumbar Spine (Lower back) – They have the biggest vertebrae. It supports the cervical and thoracic spine.
  • Sacrum and Coccyx – fused bones at the lower end of your spine.

CAUSES

In between the vertebrae, we can find the discs. They serve as shock absorbers – so that your vertebrae do not bump into each other. They also can function as ligaments – so as to hold the spine together in a line. Surrounding the spine, we have our core muscles to help us move, twist, stretch our body appropriately. As these protect the spinal cord as it travels down, they have to be tough and should be aligned well so as not to cause a disruption to the nervous system. Any injury to these components manifests as a health issue.

SYMPTOMS

There are numerous conditions that may be related to any alteration to this part of the body. The following are few of the conditions we commonly encounter:

  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Herniated Nucleus Pulposus
  • Scoliosis/Lordosis/Kyphosis
  • Spine Strains
  • Lumbalgia/Cervicalgia

TREATMENT

Consultation with our orthopedic specialist – We will evaluate your condition, do radiographic studies to help determine your diagnosis, help you set short-term and long-term goals, advise you on available treatments that may be used to better suit your needs, and monitor your progress moving forward.

You can also try Physiotherapy sessions with our physiotherapists – we often get to deal with these disorders, and our staff have well-rounded knowledge to detection and treatment. Physiotherapy can help you do exercises and teach you stretches to do before and after exercises to enable your body to function at its full potential.

Our Sports Masseur can help you loosen up these contractions and then later on, condition your body to be back to its pre-injury state making it ready for physiotherapy stretches and proper exercises.

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