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Prior to starting any type of treatment, it is always advisable to first see an appropriately trained spine specialist to develop an appropriate treatment program for your specific condition and medical history.
Neck pain can be extremely debilitating and is one of the most common reasons why people visit our Torrance neck pain doctor. When someone suffers from neck pain, they are often worried that something major could be wrong with their neck, back, or spine. It is understandable that these symptoms are worrisome and require the attention of a trained medical professional. Because there are so many potential causes of neck pain, it is important to see a neck specialist to figure out why and how the neck pain has developed. This will be an important step in making sure that the right treatment plan is developed. Depending on the exact cause of the neck pain, the treatment plan could vary.
While degenerative disc disease can sound like an intimidating diagnosis, it is a misnomer, referring to a fairly common condition. The “disease” is characterized by the natural degeneration of spinal discs over time that causes pain. Depending on each patient and the severity of the degeneration, symptoms can range from minimal pain to intense pain that interferes with daily activity. At Coastal Neurosurgery & Spine, our team of interdisciplinary medical professionals, including spine surgeons, physical therapists, PM&R, and Neurosurgeons, offer integrated treatments for degenerative disc disease. Treatments can range from non-surgical therapies to minimally invasive medical procedures.
In between each individual vertebra composing your spine are jelly-like pads of gelatinous tissue called spinal discs. The purpose of a spinal disc is to protect vertebrae from scraping against each other and facilitate movement of the spine. If your spine were made only of bony vertebrae, you could not bend, twist or perform other spine-associated movements without suffering severe pain and bone erosion.
We are really fortunate to have a surgeon like Dr. Poelstra in our area! He and his team are the absolute best at what they do. If you need spine surgery make sure to consider Dr. Poelstra ...You will be impressed
Love Dr Wingo and staff!! They helped my mom last year with surgery that gave her her mobility back and today he put my mind at ease after reviewing my MRI. Would recommend Spine Institute to anyone with back issues.