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The spine is a highly complex and critical component of the human body, protecting the spinal cord while offering strength, structure, and flexibility. Its ability to provide support and mobility simultaneously makes it more susceptible to injury.
Since spine injuries can affect virtually any body part, there is a wide range of conditions and symptoms that can result. From stenosis to sciatica and herniated discs, spine pain is often caused by a serious condition. Providing comprehensive options and innovative treatments, our reputation is the axis of our excellence.
Common Spine-Related Conditions:
- Neck (Cervical spine) pain
- Mid back (Thoracic spine) pain
- Low back (Lumbar spine) pain
- Upper extremity pain derived from the neck
- Lower extremity pain derived from the back
- Upper & lower extremity numbness & tingling
- Upper & lower extremity weakness
- Disc herniation
- Compression fracture
- Spine fracture
- Spinal stenosis/narrowing
- Degenerative changes/Osteoarthritis
- Spondylolisthesis & Anterolisthesis
Common (non-surgical) Spine Procedures:
- Epidural Steroid Injections (ESI)
- Sacroiliac (SI) joint injections
- Facet joint injections
Common (surgical) Spine Procedures:
- Cervical & Lumbar fusion
- Cervical disc replacement
- Interventional Physiatrist
Dr. Mauricio Acebey's excellence in medicine and background in various procedures make him a welcomed member of the DMOS team.
- Spine Surgeon
Dr. Zachary Ries has built his practice specializing in cervical (neck), thoracic, and lumbar spine surgery.
- Spine Surgeon
Dr. Mitch Hughes has built his practice specializing in cervical (neck), thoracic, and lumbar spine surgery.
- Spine Center
Maddie enjoys making personal connections with her patients and allowing them to participate in the decision-making process when creating their treatment plans.
- Spine Center
Paula believes in providing quality holistic care to help patients get back to living the quality of life they deserve.
The DMOS Spine Center is the ideal place for patients (ages 14 & over) with a variety of cervical, thoracic, or lumbar spine concerns. These concerns might include acute back pain, chronic back pain, upper extremity pain & numbness, or lower extremity pain & numbness.
Types of symptoms we treat:
- Non-traumatic low back pain
- Non-traumatic neck pain
- Non-traumatic mid back pain
- Upper extremity pain that derives from the neck
- Lower extremity pain that derives from the back
- Work-related injuries (preauthorization required)
- Compression fractures
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Patients with traumatic low back pain or neck pain who might have a fracture or dislocation are more appropriate for an urgent emergency room evaluation initially.
Sprains are injuries to your ligaments, which help hold the bones of your spine together. Strains are injuries to muscles or tendons that connect other muscles to back bones. Herniated discs cause sudden lower back pain and sometimes even numbness. The pain and numb feeling can extend through your buttocks, down your leg, and – for some people – all the way into the foot.
Low back pain may be the result of an injury, such as a muscle sprain or strain due to sudden movements or poor body mechanics while lifting heavy objects. Low back pain may also be the result of certain diseases, degenerative changes/arthritis, or a ruptured or herniated disc.
For minor, common causes of neck pain, try these simple remedies:
- Apply heat or ice to the painful area.
- Take over-the-counter pain relievers such as ibuprofen or acetaminophen.
- Keep moving, but avoid jerking or painful activities.
- Do slow range-of-motion exercises, up and down, side to side, and from ear to ear.