Spine Conditions: SCA Offers Complimentary Consulting for Auto Accident Victims
Tuesday, 09 October 2012 16:31

Spine Conditions: SCA Offers Complimentary Consulting for Auto Accident Victims

Obtaining effective spine treatment for chronic back pain can be challenging for many auto accident victims. 
At Spine Centers of America, in addition to traditional surgical procedures, we offer other minimally-invasive treatment options, such as Cervical Endoscopic Discectomy, Endoscopic Fusion, and Lumbar Endoscopic Discectomy, to name just a few.

Our goal at our advanced spine center center is to inform you, the patient, on the many treatment options available to treat your chronic back pain, whether it is traditional surgical procedures or more conservative, less-invasive endoscopic procedures.

As a patient advocate, Spine Centers of America offers complimentary consulting for auto accident victims to explore treatment options -- both surgical and conservative treatments -- for the five most common spine conditions after a vehicular accident described below.

  1. Herniated Disc - Also referred to as a ruptured or slip disc, a herniated disk can result from cartilage cracks between the vertebrae discs resulting from trauma. A herniated disc can be painful as the cartilage pushes on a nerve.
  2.  Bulging Disc - As a result of trauma, the outer cartilage of the spine can develop small cracks, which enables the inside softer cartilage to squeeze into those cracks. This can cause a disc to bulge, and when it presses on a nerve, can cause pain, weakness, or even numbness.
  3. Sciatica - Another common auto accident spine condition, sciatica occurs when something is compressing a nerve. Sciatica causes a mixture of tingling, burning, weakness, and a shooting one-sided pain in the buttock, which can radiate down the leg.
  4. Spinal Stenosis - When the space protecting nerves in the spinal column become narrow, it can cause increased nerve pressure, numbness, weakness, chronic back pain, or bowel or bladder control problems, known collectively as spinal stenosis.
  5. Degenerative disc disease - When a disc gets injured as a result of a auto accident, it can create outer cartilage tears. These tears can lead to soreness, instability, and swelling of the disc, which can cause a patient to experience pain upon sitting or bending.

These five spine conditions and others can be effectively treated by board certified orthopedic spine surgeons often through conservative, minimally-invasive endoscopic procedures.

At your *complimentary consultation, an orthopedic spine surgeon will provide a thorough medical exam -- including a free CT scan or MRI review -- in order to determine the best treatment option for you.

*Certain conditions apply.  For more information, please contact one of our patient coordinators at 877-722-6008.

Spine Centers of America offers the newest techniques in endoscopic spine surgery always performed by board certified spine surgeon.  Considered a pioneer in minimally invasive spine surgery, SCA's founder Dr. Bryan J. Massoud is among the most experienced Board certified orthopedic spine surgeons performing endoscopic laser spine procedures in the country.

Recognized as an expert by his peers, Dr. Massoud instructs orthopedic residents and colleagues in endoscopic techniques. Visit SpineCentersOfAmerica.com for more information.