Oh! Our aching, aging backs!
Backaches can seem like an inevitable part of aging. The natural“wear-and-tear” on our spine (osteoarthritis), can lead to narrowing of the spaces within the spine (stenosis), irritating the spinal cord and nerves. Severe spinal stenosis causes pain, numbing, tingling or weakness in your neck, back, arms, legs, hands or feet. If left untreated, it can lead to permanent damage and immobility.
At Athens Orthopedic Clinic, specialists, fellowship-trained surgeons and skilled therapists offer complete, well-coordinated care for common and complex causes of spine, neck and back pain.
Symptoms can often be treated with conservative, non-surgical approaches such as physical therapy or interventional pain management.Interventional pain management includes steroid injections and nerve blocks.
When these non-surgical treatment options no longer help, surgery offers the best chance for recovery. Athens Orthopedic Clinic surgeons are skilled in less invasive approaches such as smaller incisions, specialized equipment and innovative techniques which can be less painful and have a faster recovery time.
Athens Orthopedic Clinic has imaging centers, outpatient surgery centers, physical and occupational therapy centers, and orthopedic urgent care clinics throughout Northeast Georgia. For more information or to schedule an appointment with an orthopedic spine specialist, call (706)549-1633 or visit www.aocspine.com.