Spinal conditions can be painful, debilitating, and affect every facet of your life, which can make diagnosis an especially troubling and stressful experience. However, the professionals at Hudson Valley Pain and Spine (HVPS) are here to help guide you through your spinal condition and provide solutions to make a positive impact on your quality of life. Some of the most common spine conditions we treat at HVSP are explained below.
Herniated discs explain whenever one of your intervertebral discs have ruptured. This allows the inner gel-like disc material to leak into your spinal canal through the disc wall tear. Herniated discs can be exceptionally painful and usually result from a repetitive motion, a fall or injury, or as a part of the normal aging process.
Learn more about herniated discs.
Additional Spine Conditions
Cervical herniated disc
Cervical degenerative disc disease
Cervical spine arthritis
Cervical canal spinal stenosis
Thoracic herniated disc
Thoracic degenerative disc disease
Thoracic spine arthritis
Thoracic canal spinal stenosis
Thoracic vertebral compression fractures
Lumbar herniated disc
Lumbar degenerative disc disease
Lumbar spine arthritis
Lumbar canal spinal stenosis
Lumbar vertebral compression fractures
Post-laminectomy syndrome (Failed-back surgery)
Spinal stenosis is the narrowing of the spinal canal that is regularly associated with degenerative disc disease. This condition slowly progresses over time and results in leg pain as well as back pain. Spinal stenosis is usually observed in those over the age of 60.
Learn more about spinal stenosis.
Degenerative Disc Disease
Degenerative disc disease is a condition that explains whenever your intervertebral discs start to break down. As you grow older, the intervertebral discs dehydrate and the proteins designed to keep them healthy will deteriorate.
Also called degenerative spinal arthritis, this spinal condition is when the cartilage between the spinal facet joints break down. Once osteoarthritis occurs, the cartilage in your bones has worn away, which contributes to painful bone-on-bone contact. This results in inflammation, nerve irritation, and the formation of bone spurs.
Learn more about spinal arthritis.
Vertebral Compression Fracture
As the most common fracture in patients with osteoporosis, vertebral compression fractures are the result of the vertebral bone in the spine collapsing. This can cause significant pain, discomfort, loss of height, and deformity. The fractures can be caused by metastatic tumors or by trauma.
Learn more about vertebral compression fracture.
Post Laminectomy Syndrome
Post laminectomy syndrome is when you suffer painful and significant back pain following a surgery. There are a number of causes of post laminectomy syndrome, such as a surgery not having the expected outcome or a surgery that wasn’t necessary. In some instances, post laminectomy syndrome is the result of spinal stenosis or a small fragment of the disc causing irritation.
Learn more about post laminectomy syndrome.
Contact HVSP for Spinal Condition Relief
Although spinal conditions can be exceptionally painful, the experienced medical professionals at NAPA can help. We bring decades of experience helping our patients navigate their way to a higher quality of life.
Contact NAPA today to schedule an appointment.