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A spine disorder is any condition that affects the spine — the bones and tissue in the center of your back that protect the spinal cord. Common spine disorders are back pain, sciatica, slipped (herniated) discs, and scoliosis.
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Signs and symptoms of a spine disorder depend on the severity and location of the problem. Symptoms may come and go with activity, or they may worsen over time. Pain is often the primary sign of a spine disorder.
Other common signs and symptoms of a spine disorder are:
Rarely, a spine disorder will also affect bowel or bladder function.
Common causes of spine disorders include:
Treatment options depend on the type of disorder you have, the severity of the disorder, and its impact on your life. Treatment efforts focus on relieving pain, improving function, and preventing further damage.
Treatment options are:
Your doctor will help you understand your spine problem and available treatment options. With appropriate diagnosis and treatment, most people experience significant relief from their symptoms.
Dignity Health provides personal care through spine treatment in Arizona.