Spine Conditions

Spine Conditions


 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.


Cervical Neck Pain 

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.


Cervical Radiculopathy 

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. 


Lumbar Radiculopathy 

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. 


Degenerative Disc Disease 

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.


Herniated 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. 


Spinal Stenosis

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. 


Spinal Spondylosis/ Facet Joint Pain 

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. 

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.


Intercostal Neuralgia 

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. A common cause of this stems from the herpes zoster infection called Shingles.


Sacroiliac Joint Pain

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.


Post Laminectomy Syndrome 

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. 


Compression Fracture

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.