We know that chronic low back pain can cause depression. In the same way, depression can cause low back pain. Body pain is a common symptom of depression and depression actually worsens the way we feel about the pain.
Numbness of the fingers is usually caused by injury, irritation or compression of the nerves the supply the sensation to those fingers. Causes - prolapsed disc in the neck, wear and tear (arthritis) of the neck or a ‘pinched nerve’ in the neck.
Black discs on MRI scans are seen normally as age advances. The discs are the ‘soft cushions’ between the bones of the spine to absorb the weight and load during the normal activities in life.
Two in three of us suffer from neck pain. Neck pain from sleeping is a common problem in most people as your neck can be put in a lot of different positions during your sleep
Sacroiliac joint pain is as a dull, aching pain that is felt on one side or both sides of your lower back. It spreads to your hips, buttocks, upper back or side of the thigh and groin. It is the commonest cause of low back pain.
Pain in the neck and shoulder can be interconnected and problems in the neck usually causes pain that travels down your shoulder. It sometimes causes a lot of confusion among shoulder and spine surgeons..
Spine surgeon consultation starts with a careful look at your neck and back problems and the events that led to your current situation. The way we encourage you to describe your symptoms gives us a fairly good idea of your problem.
Most of us have come across the problem of a numb hand while we sleep. We wake up and find that our hand has become numb. There can be many reasons why this happens
It is a small procedure that is very useful to control neck and arm pain performed under local or intravenous sedation. This nerve root injection helps to reduce the pain and inflammation due to the nerve root compression.
Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion (ACDF) is a fusion procedure for worsening pain in the neck and arm pain. Here, the bones segments of the spine are joined up together (fused) to stop the movement between the segments.