PROBLEMS/ CONDITIONS WE TREAT
SPINE RELATED PAIN
Back pain / Slip Disc / Sciatica
When these discs are healthy, they act as shock absorbers for the spine and keep the spine flexible. But when a disc is damaged, it may bulge or break open. This is called a herniated disc. You can have a herniated disc in any part of your spine. But most herniated discs affect the lower back (lumbar spine). Some happen in the neck (cervical spine) and, more rarely, in the upper back (thoracic spine).
Sacroiliac Joint Pain
Dysfunction in the sacroiliac joint, or SI joint, is thought to cause low back and/or leg pain. The leg pain can be particularly difficult, and may feel similar to sciatica or pain caused by a lumbar disc herniation.
Coccyx pain / Coccygodynia
The tailbone, located at the very bottom of the spine, is medically known as the coccyx. Coccydynia is typically felt as a localized pain that usually worsens when sitting or with any activity that puts pressure on the bottom of the spine.
Vertebral Fracture Pain
The type of fracture in the spine that is genrally caused by osteoporosis. These compression fractures can occur in vertebrae anywhere in the spine, but they tend to occur most commonly in the upper back (thoracic spine), particularly in the lower vertebrae of that section of the spine (e.g. T10, T11, T12). They rarely occur above the T7 level of the spine. They often occur in the upper lumbar segments as well, such as L1.
Spinal Canal Stenosis
Spinal stenosis is a narrowing of the open spaces within your spine, which can put pressure on your spinal cord and the nerves that travel through the spine to your arms and legs. Spinal stenosis occurs most often in the lower back and the neck.
Failed Back Surgery
Chronic back pain is a serious public health issue, associated with poor quality of life and disability. There is a specific group of chronic back pain sufferers whose pain persists despite their having undergone anatomically successful lumbosacral spine surgery. These patients are known as having failed back surgery syndrome (FBSS) and are frequently seen in pain clinics. We at Sparsh Spine, handle these cases as well.
NEURALGIA / NEUROPATHIC PAIN
Trigeminal neuralgia is an ongoing pain condition that affects some branches of trigeminal nerve in your face. You might also hear it called “tic douloureux.”
People who have this condition say the pain might feel like an electric shock, and it can sometimes be intense.
We offer wide range of treatments depending on the branches involved.
Occipital neuralgia is a condition in which the nerves that run from the top of the spinal cord up through the scalp, called the occipital nerves, are inflamed or injured. You might feel pain in the back of your head or the base of your skull.
People can confuse it with a migraine or other types of headache, because the symptoms can be similar. But treatments for those conditions are very different, so it’s important to see your doctor to get the right diagnosis.
Post Herpetic Neuralgia
Postherpetic neuralgia is a nerve pain due to damage caused by the varicella zoster virus.
Typically, the neuralgia is confined to a dermatomic area of the skin, and follows an outbreak of herpes zoster (commonly known as shingles) in that same dermatomic area.
Brachial / Lumbosacral Plexopathy
Plexopathy is a disorder affecting a network of nerves, blood vessels, or lymph vessels. The region of nerves it affects are at the brachial or lumbosacral plexus. Symptoms include pain, loss of motor control, and sensory deficits.Brachial / Lumbosacral Plexopathy.
Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy Pain
Peripheral neuropathy is nerve damage caused by chronically high blood sugar in diabetics.
It leads to numbness, loss of sensation, and sometimes pain in your feet, legs, or hands.
CRPS (Complex Regional Pain Syndrome)
Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) is a chronic (lasting greater than six months) pain condition that most often affects one limb (arm, leg, hand, or foot) usually after an injury. CRPS is believed to be caused by damage to, or malfunction of, the peripheral and central nervous systems.
JOINT RELATED PAIN
Shoulder Pain / Frozen Pain
Frozen shoulder (adhesive capsulitis) is stiffness, pain, and limited range of movement in your shoulder. It may happen after an injury or overuse or from a disease such as diabetes or a stroke. The tissues around the joint stiffen, scar tissue forms, and shoulder movements become difficult and painful.
Knee pain can be caused by a sudden injury, an overuse injury, or by an underlying condition, such as arthritis. Treatment will vary depending on the cause. Symptoms of knee injury can include pain, swelling, and stiffness.
Sometimes called degenerative joint disease or degenerative arthritis, osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common chronic condition of the joints. OA can affect any joint, but it occurs most often in knees and hips.
Plantar fasciitis is one of the most common causes of heel pain. It involves inflammation of a thick band of tissue that runs across the bottom of your foot and connects your heel bone to your toes (plantar fascia).
Tennis Elbow / Golfers Elbow
The difference between the two conditions lies in where the elbow is inflamed. Both Tennis Elbow and Golfers Elbow are forms of epicondylitis, an inflammation of tendons that attach to the elbow. Tennis Elbow affects the lateral epicondyle and Golfers Elbow affects the medial epicondyle.
Ligament and Tendon Injuries
A sprain is a stretch or tear in a ligament. Ligaments are bands of fibrous tissue that connect bones to bones at joints. A strain is also a stretch or tear, but it happens in a muscle or a tendon.
Migraines and other types of headaches, such as tension headache and sinus headache, are painful. Migraine symptoms include a pounding headache, nausea, vomiting, and light sensitivity and are treated with antinausea drugs and abortive or preventive medications. Headache remedies include pain relievers.
FIBROMYALGIA / MYOFASCIAL PAIN
Myofascial Pain Syndrome and fibromyalgia may coexist, presenting a complex clinical picture; however, fibromyalgia and myofascial pain syndrome are not one and the same condition. Fibromyalgia is a generalized amplification of pain or hypersensitivity condition and is associated with tender points in the muscles.
POST SURGICAL PERSISTENT PAIN
Pain after surgery is caused by injury to your skin, muscles, and nerves during the operation.
Post Hernia Surgical Pain
Chronic pain after inguinal hernia repair is a known complication of the surgery, and occurs in approximately 5% of patients. In some patients it can be disabling. Some causes include nerve injury, entrapment of the nerve in scar tissue or mesh, or recurrence of the hernia.
Post Mastectomy Pain
Most women have some level of pain in the days and weeks after having breast surgery. Many continue to have strange sensations for months or even years. When pain lingers for more than a few months and starts to impact quality of life, it’s called postmastectomy pain syndrome.