Spine Conditions

Comprehensive Orthopedic and Spine Care treats spine conditions in Manhattan and Flushing Queens. We use state-of-the-art approaches, including nonsurgical and surgical options to relieve pain and other symptoms.

The human spine combines a framework of interlocking bones and joints which in turn contains and protects the delicate spinal cord and nerves. The spine contains important ligaments, discs, and blood vessels. Problems related to any of these structures can cause pain, numbness, weakness, or loss of function. Joints often succumb to wear and tear (arthritis of the spine), discs can herniate, ligaments can fail, bones can break, and the spinal cord or nerves can get compressed (pinched nerve).

Certain symptoms can distinguish one spinal condition from another. It is important to understand what related symptoms are expected with each spinal condition.

 

Symptoms of Spinal Conditions

Comprehensive Orthopedic and Spine Care treats patients, not MRI scans. X-rays and MRIs are important when diagnosing spine conditions, but they tell only a small part of the story. An abnormality on an MRI does not necessarily mean it is causing a problem or requires treatment.

The spine is complex and therefore conditions can occur in a myriad of different ways. Dr. Joseph Weinstein and the team at Comprehensive Orthopedic and Spine Care diagnosis patients thorough understanding of all aspects of the spine, not just the bones and joints. After listening to the patient, and performing a detailed physical examination, can a spine specialist properly understand an MRI or XR. The findings on a radiograph are used in conjunction with each patient’s history and physical exam to ensure the correct diagnosis.

Dr. Joseph Weinstein and the team at Comprehensive Orthopedic and Spine Care specialize in spine conditions with treatments that can provide relief for your spine condition, especially if you have experienced symptoms for a longer period of time.

If you’d like to discuss your spinal condition and the best course of action to relieve your pain, make an appointment with us at Comprehensive Orthopedic and Spine Care – we look forward to helping you!