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COMMON PROBLEMS AND SURGERYS/PROCEDURES

  • Spinal Herniations
    Spinal disc herniation, commonly known as a slipped disc, is a medical condition affecting the spine. A tear in the outer, fibrous ring of an intervertebral disc allows the soft, central portion to bulge out beyond the damaged outer rings.
  • Spinal Stenosis
    Spinal stenosis is an abnormal narrowing (stenosis) of the spinal canal that may occur in any of the regions of the spine. This narrowing causes a restriction to the spinal canal, causing a neurological deficit
  • Spondylosis
    Spondylolysis is defined as a defect or stress fracture in the pars interarticularis of the vertebral arch. The majority of cases occur in the lower lumbar vertebrae, but spondylolysis may also occur in the cervical vertebrae.
  • Spondylolisthesis
    Spondylolisthesis is a condition in which one bone in your back (vertebra) moves forward over the bone below it.
  • Compression Fractures
    Compression fracture is a collapse of a vertebra.
  • Facet Joint Syndrome
    Facet syndrome is a syndrome in which the facet joints cause back pain.
  • Sciatica
    Sciatica is pain going down the leg from the lower back.
  • Myelopathy
    Myelopathy describes any neurologic deficit related to the spinal cord. When due to trauma, it is known as a spinal cord injury. When inflammatory, it is known as myelitis. Disease that is vascular in nature is known as vascular myelopathy. The most common form of myelopathy, cervical spondylotic myelopathy (CSM) is caused by arthritic changes (spondylosis) of the cervical spine, which result in narrowing of the spinal canal (spinal stenosis) ultimately causing compression of the spinal cord.
  • Spinal Cord Injury
    Damage to the spinal cord or nerves at the end of the spinal canal.
  • Spinal Cord Tumors
    A spinal tumor is a growth that develops within your spinal canal or within the bones of your spine. It can be cancerous or noncancerous.
  • Pars Defect
    The definition of pars interarticularis defect is a unilateral or bilateral overuse or fatigue stress fracture involving the pars interarticularis of the posterior vertebral arch. This injury occurs almost exclusively in the lower lumbar region, most often at L5.
  • Brachial Plexus Lesions
    The brachial plexus is a network of nerves that conducts signals from the spinal cord, which is housed in the spinal canal of the vertebral column (spine), to the shoulder, arm and hand. Brachial plexus injuries, or lesions, can occur as a result of shoulder trauma, tumors, or inflammation
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
    Carpal tunnel syndrome is a medical condition due to compression of the median nerve as it travels through the wrist at the carpal tunnel.
  • Ulnar Nerve Palsy
    Ulnar nerve palsy is a condition caused by damage to the ulnar nerve. Damage is usually the result of illness, injury, or too much pressure on the ulnar nerve. Symptoms of ulnar nerve palsy typically have tingling or complete loss of sensation in their fourth and fifth fingers.
  • Medial Nerve
    Nerve that is formed by the union of the medial and lateral roots from the medial and lateral cords of the brachial plexus and supplies the muscular branches in the anterior region of the forearm and the muscular and cutaneous branches in the hand.
  • What procedures are performed by Spine Care Specialists of Alaska?
    Minimally invasive discectomy Minimally invasive laminectomy Minimally invasive decompression of the spine can nerves Minimally invasive fusion of the spine (Cervical and Lumbar) Transforaminla epidural steroid injections Trigger point injections SI joint injections.
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