Common Symptoms of Spine Conditions
Dr. Bidiwala is a board-certified neurosurgeon with over 15 years of experience helping Dallas area residents find relief from debilitating spine conditions. He is passionate about whole-person wellness and uses nonsurgical treatments to alleviate your pain whenever possible. If he does recommend surgery, however, he uses only the most advanced, minimally invasive techniques so you can get past your pain and focus on living again.
Find relief from the following symptoms:
- Upper or lower back pain
Pain in the upper back that radiates to the chest or stomach may be the result of a thoracic disc herniation. Muscle spasms and lower back pain may be evidence of a lumbar disc herniation.
- Neck pain
Cervical disc herniation is a common cause of neck and upper body pain. The pain may feel dull or sharp in the neck or between the shoulder blades. Herniated discs in the neck may also cause pain to move quickly through the arms, hands and fingers.
- Arm or leg pain
Depending on the location of the affected disk, you may experience intense pain that spreads through your buttocks, thigh, calf, shoulder or arm. Pain may worsen when you cough, sneeze or move your spine into certain positions.
- Hip pain
Sitting for prolonged periods of time may harm your hips. It can cause tightening and stiffening, which limit your range of movement because the hips are rarely extended.
Sciatica pain originates in the spine and radiates down the back of the leg, often affecting the buttocks as well. This type of pain typically affects one side of the body.
- Numbness or difficulty moving your leg or foot
People who suffer herniated discs often experience numbness or tingling in the body part that is served by the affected nerves.
Muscles supported by the affected nerves tend to become weak, which may cause stumbling or impair your ability to hold or lift items.
- Increased pain while sitting
The disks in your back are meant to expand and contract as you move, which allows them to absorb blood and nutrients. When you sit, the disks are compressed and can lose flexibility over time. Sitting excessively can also increase your risk of herniated disks.
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It’s time to break free from debilitating back, neck or leg pain and take back your life. Contact Texas Minimally Invasive Spine at 214-823-2052 to schedule an initial consultation. You can also request an appointment using our easy online form.