If you live with a spine condition, you likely have back pain that worsens when you move. Your arms or legs can tingle, feel numb, or not be strong enough to do your day-to-day activities.
In addition to pain, you may find it hard to walk or climb steps. Certain spine conditions also make bladder or bowel control more difficult. At Dignity Health Central Coast, our trusted doctors offer quality, personalized care for all types of spine conditions and injuries.
Want to relieve your pain and other symptoms with the help of health care providers who are guided by a philosophy of care, dignity, and respect? Find a Doctor to address your spinal injury on the Central Coast today.
Recognizing Spine Injury Conditions at Dignity Health Central Coast
More than 33 bony vertebrae make up your spine. These important bones also are home to your spinal cord, spinal discs, ligaments, tendons, muscles, and fluid.
Spine conditions arise from injury or damage to any part of your spine. Other conditions can cause problems with your spine, including degenerative joint disease and arthritis. Your Dignity Health Central Coast doctor can explore whether trauma, repetitive activities, disease, or improper lifting caused your orthopedic condition.
Types of spine injuries and conditions include scoliosis, herniated discs, and lumbar spinal stenosis. Compression of the spinal cord or spinal nerve, as well as spinal tumors, also are considered spinal conditions.
Our spines are central to our bodies, providing structure and the basis of movement. Your Dignity Health Central Coast doctor offers care for your spine and your overall well-being.
Treatment & Prevention of Spine Conditions
While many spine conditions and injuries respond to rest, ice, and anti-inflammatory medicines, there are times when back braces, corticosteroid shots, or surgery become necessary. Your Dignity Health Central Coast doctor will work with you to determine the best treatment for you.
To keep your spine healthy, practice:
- Good posture and keep your head in line with your shoulders and hips, whether standing or sitting
- Proper body mechanics while lifting items — keep objects close to your body and lift with your legs
- Keeping a healthy weight
- Strengthening your abs and back muscles
For quality care for spinal conditions and injuries on the Central Coast, schedule an appointment with one of our experts to begin your journey of healing.
Let our award-winning Dignity Health doctors guide you through effective treatments for spine conditions and injuries throughout the Central Coast.