The spine is a highly complex and critical component of the human body, protecting the spinal cord while offering strength, structure, and flexibility.
The spine’s ability to provide support and mobility simultaneously makes it more susceptible to injury.
Since spine injuries can affect virtually any body part, there is a wide range of conditions and injuries encompassed by spine pain, thereby causing a wide range of symptoms.
From cervical spondylotic myelopathy and cervical disc herniations to spondylolisthesis and sciatica, spine pain can be the result of a serious condition.
If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms of spine pain, it’s important to seek treatment as soon as possible before your spine injury or condition worsens.
- Pain that radiates from the neck to the arm/hand
- Pain that radiates from the back to the leg/foot
- Pain that increases in the back, leg, or foot with standing or walking and is relieved by sitting
- Pain following heavy lifting, especially if you have osteoporosis
- Numbness, tingling, or weakness in the arms or legs
- Nerve or dexterity problems in the arms and hands
- Numbness or tingling in one or both legs
- Weakness in a specific area of the leg or arm
- If associated with incontinence, go to the emergency room
Our spine doctor at Lewiston Orthopaedics understands that damage to the spinal cord is not only disruptive, but also potentially devastating to those affected. Spine conditions and injuries should be examined by a spine specialist for prompt and proper diagnosis.
Our spine doctor, Dr. Gregory Dietrich, considers surgical treatment options only after nonsurgical methods have proven to be unsuccessful. If surgery is necessary for you to obtain the best results, our spine doctor will use the safest and latest surgical methods proven to restore function and mobility.
To consult with our spine doctor at Lewiston Orthopaedics, please request an appointment online or call (800) 841-3523.
Why choose Lewiston Orthopaedics?
At Lewiston Orthopaedics, the region's most preferred orthopaedic practice, our specialty-trained doctors are proud to serve our community and provide experienced and compassionate orthopaedic treatments to patients through our office in Lewiston. Our spine surgeon has completed additional fellowship training, specifically in the back, neck, and spine. With this advanced training, Dr. Gregory Dietrich has the experience and expertise to assess, diagnose, and treat your spine injury or condition individually to your needs.
To consult with our spine surgeon at Lewiston Orthopaedics, please request an appointment online or call (800) 841-3523.