Do you have back pain? Back pain can be the result of any number of degenerative diseases or disorders of the cervical and lumbar spine. Huntsville Spine at SportsMed includes an orthopaedic surgeon, a neurosurgeon, a pain management physician and a physiatrist. This combination of specialized physicians is unique to SportsMed and offers the most comprehensive course of treatment for all patients.
Treatment for back pain varies widely based on the underlying cause. A detailed history regarding the severity of the pain, affected areas, and factors which worsen or alleviate the pain, along with a thorough physical examination is done to confirm the diagnosis. Conservative (non-surgical) treatment is applied whenever possible, supplemented by spine surgery when indicated.
The types of conditions treated by SportsMed's spine surgeons include:
- spinal stenosis
- sciatica, radiculopathy
- mechanical back pain
- muscle and ligament strain
- degenerative joint disease
- herniated disk
- bulging disk
Surgical spine treatments include:
- lumbar fusions
- lumbar microdiskectomy
- anterior cervical discectomy
- cervical arthroplasty
- cervical posterior fusion
- cervical posterior decompression
Spinal decompression therapy and physical therapy are non-surgical treatments that can be provided on-site at the clinic or patients can be referred to sites throughout the north Alabama area.