Spinal Cord Disorders & Trauma

Spinal Cord Trauma 

Spinal cord injuries involve damage to, or a partial or complete severance of, the spinal cord, often due to fractured or dislocated vertebrae. As with other head and neck injuries, prompt medical attention can help reduce and even prevent complications from a spinal cord injury. If you suspect or are unsure whether someone has experienced spinal trauma, call 911 immediately and do not move the person’s head or neck until paramedics arrive.

Watch for symptoms indicative of a spinal cord injury, including:

  • Paralysis on any portion of the body
  • Loss of feeling
  • Numbness or tingling
  • Coordination difficulty
  • Loss of bladder or bowel control

Spinal Diseases and Disorders We Treat

Our team offers treatment for a multitude of spinal disorders, including but not limited to:

  • Adult Spinal Deformity
  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
  • Cervical Myelopathy
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Epidural and Spinal Abscesses
  • Meningitis
  • Scoliosis
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Tumors
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)
  • Spinal Spondylolisthesis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Subacute Combined Degeneration
  • Syringomyelia
  • Transverse Myelitis

Spine Neurosurgery

If your condition needs treatment beyond physical therapy, therapeutic injections, and other non-surgical therapies, our neurosurgeons can help you find a surgical solution. Our team, including fellowship-trained spine neurosurgeons, uses the latest technology to perform the following image-guided spinal procedures:

  • Artificial Disc Replacement
  • Deformity Correction
  • Foraminotomy
  • Fusion
  • Laminectomy
  • Laminoplasty
  • Microdiscectomy
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Revision of Spinal Instrumentation
  • Vertebroplasty and Kyphoplasty

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