The spine is a complex part of human anatomy, and the spinal column is comprised of the 24 individual vertebrae separated into three sections: cervical (neck), thoracic (mid-back) and lumbar (lower back). The vertebrae are separate bones that link together to protect nerves and the spinal cord.
The spinal column is also made of joints, discs and nerves. The discs are between the vertebrae and act as shock absorbers, and are subject to wear and tear because of the squeezing and stretching from the vertebrae. Each disc has nerves and passes into the arms and legs.
As a person ages, it’s inevitable that the spine will undergo different calibers of pressure from and leading to stress. Given the spine is responsible for supporting a significant amount of weight for a long period of time, most of these conditions are natural inhabitants of aging. The good thing about conditions of the spine is that most of them are easily relieved of with just a simple pain medication or change in physical activity. It’s important to take extra care of your habits and practice a healthy lifestyle early on in life, so you can avoid any severe spinal conditions as you age.
For a while, open back surgery was the only real solution for people with severe spinal problems. Though it is still an option of treatment today, the doctors at West Medical have also perfected a method of minimally-invasive procedures that can easily provide relief for the same exact conditions, that were once only corrected with extensive procedures. At West Medical, we want to make sure that all of your spinal conditions are assessed and addressed with the most thorough research, so we can finally rid you of ongoing pain.
Spine Conditions that West Medical Treats
- Minimally-invasive surgical intervention (disc replacement, spinal fusion, trauma repair)
To learn more about spine conditions treated at West Medical offices in Southern California, please call our offices at (855) 690-0565.
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