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Spinal Disorders We Treat
Spinal disorders most commonly affect the cervical spine (the first seven vertebrae) and the lumbar spine (the lower back). Disorders of the spine can cause neck and back pain, and pain, numbness, or weakness in the arms or legs. Spine specialists at White Plains Hospital treat all types of spine disorders, including:
- Arthritis, a common degeneration of the surfaces of the vertebrae
- Deformity, such as sideways curvature (scoliosis) or hunching (kyphosis) of the spine
- Disc problems, which include bulges or herniation that can place pressure on a nerve root, resulting in pain and disability
- Fractures, which may be the result of trauma or progressive compression. In a compression fracture, all or part of a spine bone collapses.
- Infections of the spine or spinal cord
- Radiculopathy, any disease or disorder (such as a herniated disc) which affects the nerve roots
- Spondylolisthesis, a condition in which a vertebra in the lower part of the spine slips out of the proper position onto the vertebra below it.
- Stenosis, a narrowing of the spinal column that places pressure on the spinal cord, or narrowing of the openings (the "neural foramina") where spinal nerves exit the spinal column.
- Tumors, which may arise in the spine or spread there from a cancer that started somewhere else (such as advanced prostate cancer)
For more information about the orthopedic services offered at White Plains Hospital, please visit the Orthopedics section of our website. To find an orthopedic surgeon at White Plains Hospital, click here, call our Physician Referral Line at 914-681-1010 or visit our Physician Directory.