Conditions treated

At MO Spine, we have developed specialist techniques and procedures that focus on the serious, degenerative conditions related to spinal surgery. We offer treatment for numerous types of spinal problems and other related issues. Some of the conditions we regularly treat include:

Neck and arm pain
It’s a known fact that cervical radiculopathy often gets manifested as pain which travels from the neck to specific regions of the forearm, hand or the arm. In numerous cases, numbness or weakness in certain muscles might accompany the pain. .

Lower back pain
The majority of individuals experience lower back pain (of varying degrees) at some point in their lives. The cause and treatment for lower back pain is often unclear to patients. This is where a spinal surgeon comes in. A spinal surgeon will do a thorough analysis in order to rule out any serious causes of lower back pain in the patient. This helps in offering reassurance that the individual is not at any serious risk and is unlikely to harm his/her back when using it.

Sciatica and leg pain
“Sciatica” essentially refers to any pain which can be felt in the leg (radiating from top to bottom). The large nerve running down at the back of the leg is called the sciatic nerve and is composed of numerous spinal nerves. Typically, spinal surgeons may refer to this kind of pain as radicular pain or radiculopathy instead of sciatica. This is because it is generally a spinal nerve which causes the pain instead of the sciatic nerve.

Stenosis and spondylolisthesis
When we talk about spinal stenosis, we are essentially referring to a condition in which the spinal canal becomes narrower and there is a reduced amount of space for the nerves. This condition typically sets in as a result of acquired degenerative changes.

Think of the intervertebral disc as the tire of a car which gets deflated and sags over a period of time. When this happens, there is an overall loss of height to the spinal front. Also, the facet joints located at the back begin taking a greater amount of load. This ultimately results in the degeneration of the facet joint and the ligaments and joints might get inflamed and enlarged.

Sacroiliac joint pain
The sacroiliac joint is located near the spine’s bottom part (above the tailbone and below the lumbar spine). It still isn’t absolutely clear as to what causes sacroiliac joint pain but changes in the standard joint motion might be the culprit behind this condition.

Procedures

Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion (ACDF)
Anterior cervical discectomy with fusion can be described as an operative procedure that involves relieving nerve root and spinal cord compression typically caused by bone spurs (in neck) or a herniated disc.

Spinal fusion involves the placement of bone graft in between the affected vertebral structures so that bone growth can be encouraged between the vertebrae.

Cervical disc replacement
A surgical procedure, cervical disc replacement involves the replacement of the damaged or diseased intervertebral discs located in the neck with an artificial disc. This helps in restoring spinal movement. Cervical disc replacement can be thought of as an alternative to the anterior cervical discectomy and fusion.

Lumbar discectomy
Lumbar discectomy is type of surgical treatment which is used for removing a ruptured or herniated disc from the lower back. Intervertebral discs are essentially fibrocartilaginous cushions located between adjoining vertebrae.

Spinal decompression
Spinal decompression is essentially a surgical treatment which helps in relieving pain that results from the pressure exerted through compression of your spinal cord or associated spinal nerves. It is possible that the pressure is exerted because of bone or disc material impaction. Spinal surgeons may perform spinal decompression using advanced techniques like minimally invasive spinal surgery.

Lumbar fusion
Also referred to as arthrodesis, spinal fusion is a type of surgical technique which is used for joining two or more spinal bones. The vertebrae located in the spine’s lumbar portion can be fused using this technique.

Spinal injections
This is the type of nonsurgical treatment model which is used for treating neck, back and leg pain. Some medicamental agents are injected into the affected areas and provide relief from pain (reducing the inflammation and relieving the pressure around the nerves).

Coccygectomy
Coccygectomy involves removing a part or complete portion of coccyx (tailbone) located at the spinal end. This surgical procedure has been developed for patients who suffer from chronic tailbone pain and in cases when various other traditional treatments have failed to show results.

Sacroiliac joint injection and fusion
A sacroiliac joint block or sacroiliac joint injection (SI), is basically used for either diagnosing or treating lower back pain as well as sciatica symptoms related with sacroiliac joint dysfunction.

Endoscopic microdiscectomy
A spinal micro endoscopic discectomy can be described as minimally invasive procedure which performed with the help of a tubular device. It has been developed for relieving pain that results from herniated discs putting pressure on nerve roots.