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Cervical & Lumbar Spine

Deciding the right way to treat your neck or back pain begins with an accurate diagnosis, which involves a thorough orthopaedic evaluation and the use of tools such as MRI and electrodiagnostics.

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Arthroscopic Surgery

Arthroscopy is a common surgical procedure in which a joint is viewed using a small camera. Arthroscopy gives doctors a clear view of the inside of the joint and helps treat orthopaedic problems.

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Sports Medicine

Sports medicine is specialized medical care for treatment and prevention of sports-related injuries. From athletes to active individuals, sports medicine helps patients continue injury-free active lifestyles.

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Osteoporosis of the Spine

Description

Osteoporosis most commonly occurs in older women, and is a result of the loss of bone density, which weakens normal bone. Osteoporosis typically occurs in the spine and hips. The loss of bone strength, particularly in the elderly, can lead to spine fractures following minimal trauma. These fractures can be very painful and often heal in a position that leads to increasing curvature of the spine (kyphosis).

Symptoms

  • Sudden onset of sharp back pains brought on by fractured bone
  • Loss of height
  • Abnormal curvature of spine

Causes

  • Loss of calcium or lack of vitamin D
  • Women susceptible after menopause
  • Mild trauma
  • Age
  • Family history

Possible Treatment Options

Non Operative Treatment
Medications are frequently sometimes needed.

There are currently no surgical treatment options to treat osteoporosis. Non-surgical options should be discussed with your physician.

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