Common Diagnoses

At Spine and Rehabilitation Physicians, we diagnose and treat many issues relating to the spine, back, shoulders, hips and all the areas in between.  Below is a list of common diagnoses our patients experience.

  • Spinal Stenosis: involves narrowing of the spinal canal which can put pressure on nerves as they exit the spine. Common symptoms include pain radiating into the legs that is worse with standing or walking and relief by sitting down.
  • Degenerative Disc Disease: wear and tear of the discs that are in between the vertebra. Common symptoms include back or neck pain often made worse with bending over, reaching up or twisting.
  • Sciatica: often referred to as a shooting type of pain that refers along the direction of the sciatic nerve into the leg. Sciatica occurs in relation to a herniated disc or pinched nerve.
  • Herniated Disk: usually related to a tear or disruption of the outer ring of an intervertebral disk that allow the central, softer portion of the disk to protrude or bulge outwardly. There is often an inflammatory component that affects the nerves and can cause a shooting type pain down an extremity.
  • Radiculopathy: an injury or dysfunction of a nerve root that can lead to pain, weakness, or numbness along a nerve distribution.
  • Overuse Injuries: related to repetitive activities leading to trauma or injury to muscles, tendons, or nerves.
  • Bursitis: bursa are small sacs of fluid that reside between muscles and tendons and can become inflamed from overuse.
  • Mechanical Back Pain: back pain that is usually related to maladaptive postures or activities.
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: a condition in which the median nerve, a nerve that runs through the wrist to the hand, becomes compressed leading to numbness, weakness or pain in the hand.