The spine consists of 4 parts, the cervical spine (neck region), thoracic spine (chest region), lumbar spine (abdominal and top pelvic regions), and sacral spine (lower pelvic and tailbone regions). The spine bones, called vertebrae, are the source of many back conditions that result in pain, discomfort, and paralysis. You may recognize some of the conditions we look at, such as degenerative disc disease, sciatica, back fractures, herniated discs, etc.
Spinal conditions, head injuries, neck pain – they can seriously impact your quality of life, which is why we’ve dedicated this section of our blog to head, neck, and back conditions and diseases that affect millions of people. Sometimes these problems are caused by accident injuries, and other times they’re caused by age or environment. In this blog, we discuss some both conventional and non-conventional approaches to care that include natural and holistic medicine.
In our head, neck, and spine conditions blog, we are going to review not only common conditions with their causes and symptoms but a multitude of treatment options that range from invasive surgical procedures to holistic measures that you don’t normally hear about in a doctor’s office. At OSA, Dr. Atwater and his team of pros understand the need for whole-body treatment, and we also know that more and more people are turning towards holistic medicine for their wellness.
We want holistic and natural medicine to complement what we do here at Ortho Spine America. Primarily, we are a surgical team. That means it is our responsibility to analyze each case to determine if there are any other measures you can take before going under the knife, as surgery is always risky, no matter how healthy you are.
Back conditions and orthopedic injuries in the head and neck don’t always require medical intervention, but it’s our duty as medical and surgical professionals to help you and the public understand more about orthopedic injuries and diseases, what to look out for, when to seek treatment, what you can do outside of the office, and the procedures used to treat them. None of the information in our blog or website is meant to diagnose or treat orthopedic diseases or injuries.
We are accepting new patients at OSA, so if you live in Indian River County, we’re located in Vero Beach. Please give us a call at (772) 213-9809 to schedule an appointment or you can request one online.