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THE SPINE & NECK

Neck or low back pain or injury medical care at South Texas Bone & Joint
Neck or low back pain or injury medical care at South Texas Bone & Joint

The spinal column is made of naturally curved vertebrae that provides multifaceted function. The vertebrae have to endure cross tension for mobility and stability, maintain head alignment for proper visual and auditory function, provide a base of support through the curvilinear shape for the extremities, and provide support for respiratory functions, all while keeping the spinal cord safe. The discs between the individual vertebra help to provide shock support and cushioning to protect the vertebra against the load of gravity and ground forces in sitting, standing, walking, or high-impact activity. The spine is divided into 3 main sections: cervical (top 7 vertebra), thoracic (middle 12 vertebra), and lumbar (last 5 vertebra), with the sacrum and coccyx at the lower end. Just like other chains in the body, one segment can influence the tension or functional output of the whole column. If you or someone you know is battling through neck or low back pain or injury, give the team at South Texas Bone & Joint a call. Making, Your Care. Our Priority.

Common injuries of the spine and neck include, but are not limited to, those listed below. Click on the individual links below for more information provided by the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons.

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Cervical
Fracture

Herniated
Disk

Lumbar
Spondylolisthesis

Sciatica

Cervical
Radiculopathy

Cervicalgia
Neck Pain

Fractures of the Thoracic/Lumbar

Scoliosis

Cervical
Spondylosis

Lower Back
Pain

Kyphosis

Spinal
Stenosis

At South Texas Bone + Joint, our orthopedic experts use advanced imaging techniques to diagnose musculoskeletal injuries and conditions. We proudly offer our diagnostic ultrasound service. 

 

Ultrasound is a nonoperative procedure using high frequency sound waves to create images of the inside of the body. These real-time images provide our providers with insight into your pain and aids in determining your diagnosis. Ultrasound can be used to diagnose a variety of orthopedic injuries and conditions. To schedule your diagnostic ultrasound or if you have any questions regarding our diagnostic ultrasound service, call us today.

Common surgical treatments and procedures of the spine and neck include, but are not limited to, those listed below.

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Spinal Fusions

Commonly used to treat:

  • Degenerative Disc Disease (DDD)

  • Spondylolisthesis

  • Spinal Stenosis

  • Scoliosis

  • Fractured Vertebra

  • Infection

Spinal Injections

Commonly used as a diagnostic or therapeutic tool to treat:

  • Radiculopathy

  • Anesthetizing Nerves 

Commonly used to treat:

  • Herniated Discs

  • Disc Replacement

  • Spinal Stenosis

  • Osteoporosis

  • Degenerative Disc Disease (DDD)

  • Scoliosis

  • Vertebral Compression Fractures

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)

  • Sacroiliac Joint Syndrome

  • Low Back Pain

  • Neck Pain

Lumbar Spine Anatomy
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Radiculopathy
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Common conservative treatments of the spine and neck include, but are not limited to, those listed below.

Pain Management

Helping to alleviate inflammation and discomfort through short-term, prescribed medication. 

Physical Therapy

Helping to restore strength, mobility, and function of the spine, while reducing your overall areas of discomfort.

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Meet Our Team

 Dr. Borkowski

John Borkowski, M.D.

Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon

Adult Spine Surgery

Dr. Masciale

John Masciale, M.D.

Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon

Adult Spine Surgery

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