The neurosurgeons at UPMC Neurosurgery in Central Pa. perform advanced procedures to treat spinal disorders.
Our experts use leading-edge technology and techniques to treat spinal disorders, including:
Spinal disorders cause pain and other problems in your spine. In some cases, spinal disorders also affect your spinal nerves or your spinal cord and can cause problems in other parts of your body. Our specialists diagnose and treat all types of spinal disorders, including:
Symptoms of spinal disorders vary depending on your specific condition and the location of the problem. The most common symptom of a spinal disorders is usually back pain that doesn’t go away after a few days. Other symptoms may include:
Some spinal disorders are present at birth or caused by wear-and-tear on the spine that is related to aging. Other spinal disorders are caused by degenerative conditions that get worse over time.
If you have osteoporosis, which causes weakened bones, you may be at an increased risk of developing a compression fracture. A history of spinal injury, as well as performing repetitive motions in a physically demanding job or sport, may put you at increased risk of developing a spinal disorder.
You may not be able to prevent some spinal disorders. However, you can take good care of your spine by maintaining proper posture and a healthy weight. Eating a diet that is rich in calcium and vitamin D, as well as getting plenty of weight-bearing exercise, may lower your risk of developing osteoporosis. You should also use proper body mechanics when lifting or moving heavy objects and do regular exercises to keep your abdominal and lower back muscles strong.
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UPMC Pinnacle Neurosurgery - Alexander Spring
Part of PinnacleHealth Neurosurgery and Neurosciences Institute
1533 Commerce Avenue
Carlisle, PA 17015
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