Conditions

Are you experiencing acute or chronic pain?

At SC Pain & Spine Specialists, we understand your pain. Are you are experiencing acute or chronic back pain, neck pain, numbness, tingling, weakness, or joint pain and swelling?  Conditions such as spinal stenosis, sciatica, herniated discs, osteoarthritis or compression fracture could be the cause.

If you or someone you love is suffering from pain in the Myrtle Beach, South Carolina area, we are here to help! These are some of the most common painful conditions that we treat at SC Pain & Spine Specialists:

Back Pain

Back pain is a common problem that can be very debilitating. It is a major cause of disability and can severely impact your quality of life. Back pain can be acute or chronic, and there are many reasons it may occur. It may radiate, causing pain or weakness in other areas of your body. Injury, arthritis, osteoporosis, muscle strain, stenosis and disc problems are some of the most common contributing factors to back pain.

Cervical (Neck) Pain

Neck pain affects many people and can be caused by a variety of factors. Like back pain, it can be acute or chronic. Pain, along with aching, stiffness and tingling, may occur.  It may be difficult for you to move your neck, and your symptoms may also radiate into your head, shoulders, arms and hands. Poor posture, injury, stenosis, and disc problems may all contribute to neck pain.

Spinal Stenosis

The spinal column contains open spaces that create passageways for the spinal cord and the spinal nerves. Spinal stenosis is a narrowing of these openings. This narrowing can cause compression of the nerves and most commonly affects the cervical and lumbar regions of the spine. It can cause pain, weakness, numbness and tingling in the arms and legs. Spinal stenosis can also cause problems with control of the bladder and bowels.

Sciatica (Lumbar Radiculopathy)

Sciatica is an irritation or compression of one or more nerve roots in the lumbar spine. Because these nerves travel to the hips, buttocks, legs and feet, symptoms of sciatica occur in these areas. Symptoms may include pain, weakness, numbness and tingling in the hips, legs and feet. Some common causes of sciatica are herniated discs, degenerative disc disease and spinal stenosis.

Herniated Disc

Herniated discs are commonly caused by age-related weakening of the spinal discs. It can also be a result of a traumatic injury or lifting a heavy object. It can cause severe pain and other problems in the arms or legs. Most herniated discs occur in the lower back, where they can cause symptoms in the buttocks, legs and feet. Herniated discs can also occur in the neck, where they can cause symptoms in the shoulders, arms and hands.

Knee Osteoarthritis

Chronic osteoarthritis of the knee affects many people. Commonly known as wear-and-tear arthritis, it is a condition in which the natural cushioning between joints, called cartilage, wears away. This results in pain, swelling, stiffness, and a decreased ability to move. It can make it hard to do many everyday activities, such as walking or climbing stairs.

Nerve (Neuropathic) Pain

Nerve pain, also referred to as neuropathic pain, is a type of chronic pain that occurs when the peripheral nerves in the central nervous system become injured or damaged. There are many causes for nerve pain. It can result in symptoms of shooting, burning pain or tingling and numbness, commonly known as a “pins and needles” feeling.

Compression Fracture

A compression fracture is a collapse of vertebral bone. Compression fractures typically develop in your mid or lower back. They can change the shape of your back and cause you to lose height. Fractures that occur gradually over time may cause mild pain while a sudden occurrence can be severe and debilitating. Most compression fractures develop because of osteoporosis but a traumatic injury or cancer of the spine may also cause them to develop.

Migraine

Migraine is a debilitating, recurring type of headache. It causes moderate to severe pain and may last for several days. The pain is typically throbbing or pulsing and occurs on one side of the head. Migraine headaches often cause other symptoms such as nausea, weakness and sensitivity to light, sound or smells. Patients may also experience auras or flashes of light before or during a migraine headache. Many factors and triggers, such as food, drink, sleep patterns, hormonal levels and more, can contribute to onset of a migraine.

The following videos are designed to help you learn more about the painful conditions that may be affecting your health.

  • About Spondylolisthesis
  • Compression Fracture (Osteoporosis)
  • Headache and Facial Pain
  • Muscle Pain and Muscle Spasm
  • Nerve (Neuropathic) Pain
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD)
  • Shingles (Post-herpetic Neuralgia)
  • Sports Injury Pain
  • Work Injury Pain

Contact us today to schedule an evaluation and take the next step toward alleviating your pain and getting back to doing what you love.

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