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Coccydynia is an inflammation of the tip of the tailbone, called the coccyx. If you’re struggling with this condition, you may be experiencing pain and tenderness between the buttocks that can make it difficult to sit or even walk comfortably. At The Physicians Spine & Rehabilitation Specialists, our team of spine pain specialists can help diagnose and treat your tailbone pain at the source.
Cervicalgia is a term for neck pain and stiffness, which can occur for a wide variety of reasons including poor sleep posture, underlying nerve conditions, and more. If you’re struggling with chronic neck pain and seeking relief, The Physicians can help provide you with an accurate diagnosis that pinpoints the source of your symptoms. Visit the Physicians at any of our 4 locations across Atlanta, GA and let us begin working toward a treatment plan designed specifically for you and your rehabilitation goals.
Cervical radiculopathy is an irritation or compression of one or more nerve roots in the cervical spine. Because these nerves travel to the shoulders, arms and hands, an injury in the cervical spine can cause symptoms in these areas. Cervical radiculopathy may result from a variety of problems with the bones and tissues of the cervical spinal column, and can cause serious back pain that interferes with your daily life. The team at The Physicians Spine & Rehabilitation Specialists is experienced in providing treatment for cervical radiculopathy, and we’re happy to discuss your options with you.
Compression fractures are tiny cracks in the vertebrae that make up your spine. These usually happen as a result of trauma to your spine; however, they may also present themselves in conjunction with osteoporosis and pathologic fractures. Compression fractures can be extremely painful, and can become worse if left untreated. The Physicians Spine & Rehabilitation Specialists use cutting-edge techniques to locate and treat compression fractures for effective, long-term relief.
Degenerative Disc disease is a term used to describe the pain and symptoms from a degenerated disc in the spine. Degeneration of discs occurs naturally with age -- however, this degeneration does not always result in spinal pain. Degenerative disc disease is most commonly found in the cervical spine (neck) or the lumbar spine (lower back). Because degenerative discs become worse over time, it’s important to receive a diagnosis and treatment as soon as possible.
A discography procedure, also called a “discogram,” helps your doctor find painful spinal discs. It can show the source of pain in your back. For patients who are not responding to conservative methods of treatment for back pain, a discogram performed by the experts at The Physicians Spine & Rehabilitation Specialists can definitively determine where the pain is coming from, down to the specific disc.
A herniated disc is a common injury in which one of the discs in your spine protrudes from its casing, pressing into one of the nerves in the surrounding area. Herniated discs can affect any part of the spine, and they can cause severe pain and other problems in the arms or legs. If you’re living with a herniated disc, The Physicians Spine & Rehabilitation Specialists can help you find relief for your pain and restore your body to full function.
Lumbar radiculopathy, also known as sciatica, is an irritation or compression of one or more nerve roots in the lumbar spine. Because these nerves travel to the hips, buttocks, legs and feet, an injury in the lumbar spine can cause symptoms in these areas. Sciatica may result from a variety of problems with the bones and tissues of the lumbar spinal column. If you’re struggling with chronic pain as a result of sciatica, The Physicians can provide you with an accurate diagnosis and help you find long-term relief.
Myofascial Pain Syndrome is a chronic pain disorder caused by injury or damage to the fascia, or the protective tissue around muscles and other organs. In this condition, pressure on sensitive points in your muscles, or trigger points, causes pain in the muscle and sometimes in seemingly unrelated parts of your body. If you’ve sustained a myofascial sprain and are living with these pain trigger points, the team at The Physicians Spine & Rehabilitation Specialists can help.
The spinal column contains open spaces that create passageways for the spinal cord and the spinal nerves. Spinal stenosis is a narrowing of (or an intrusion into) these openings. This can cause a compression of the nerves. Spinal stenosis most commonly affects the cervical and lumbar regions of the spine. The Physicians Spine & Rehabilitation Specialists have the knowledge and minimally-invasive techniques to treat spinal stenosis and offer you the relief you deserve.
Spinal spondylosis is a term used for the natural wear and tear that occurs in the human spine, which can often result in degeneration that causes pain. Spondylosis is common and can become worse as we get older, especially if it occurs in conjunction with other conditions such as osteoarthritis of the spine. If you’re experiencing increased back pain with age, reach out to The Physicians for an accurate diagnosis and a discussion about your treatment plan moving forward.
The intercostal nerves are located in the muscles beneath your ribcage. When these nerves are compromised, you may feel sudden pain in the chest, beneath the ribs, or when performing an action like sneezing or coughing. This is known as intercostal neuralgia, and it can commonly be caused by a herpes zoster infection (“shingles”) or a surgical incision. If you’re living with intercostal pain, The Physicians Spine & Rehabilitation Specialists have non-surgical treatment options that can help you find relief.
Sacroiliac joint pain, or sacroiliitis, is the term used to describe inflammation of one or both of the sacroiliac joints. The sacroiliac joints are located where the pelvis connects to the lower spine, and are primarily used to absorb shock from the spine. Sacroiliitis most often results in pain in the hips, legs, buttocks and lower back. Because sacroiliitis can often be confused with sciatica, it’s important to receive an accurate diagnosis from a spine professional like the team at The Physicians.
Facet joint pain describes a deterioration of the facet joints, which help stabilize the spine and limit excessive motion. The facet joints are lined with cartilage and are surrounded by a lubricating capsule that enables the vertebrae to bend and twist. If you’re living with facet joint pain, you may experience serious pain and a reduction in your range of motion. The Physicians can help you develop a personalized treatment plan that can help you restore your body’s function in the long term.
The term “failed back syndrome” or “post-laminectomy syndrome” is an umbrella term used to describe an unsuccessful operation and does not describe a single syndrome. If you have undergone back surgery and are still experiencing pain, you may be suffering from failed back syndrome (FBS), also known as post-laminectomy syndrome. The Physicians Spine & Rehabilitation Specialists can help correct the symptoms of FBS by working alongside you with the best rehabilitative techniques available.
One of the most common neck injuries, whiplash occurs when the neck is jerked back and forth quickly and violently. Your spine is forced to bend past its normal range of motion, possibly injuring the vertebrae of your cervical spine. This injury can also damage the supporting ligaments and muscles in your neck, causing neck and spinal pain. If you’ve recently experienced an accident or other event that has resulted in whiplash, The Physicians are here to help you restore your muscles and find relief.