Some people put more wear and tear on their spine than others, such as athletes and people who work at jobs that are physically demanding. Nonetheless, even working at a desk job can put added strain on your back causing a numerous type of pains and injuries:

  • Back and leg pain originating from the spine is very common, at least 80% of all people suffer from it once or more during their lifetime
  • Neck pain is extremely common; about half of the population experiences neck pain at some time in their lives
  • Common neck and back pain symptoms include:
    • Constant, intermittent, or only occur with certain position or activities
    • In one spot or radiate to other areas
    • Dull ache, or a sharp or piercing or burning sensation
    • In the neck of low back but may radiate into the leg or foot, arm or han

If the pain lasts for more than a few days, is getting worse, does not respond to back pain remedies then it is advisable to see an orthopedic specialist.

At BajaOrtho we specialize in the treatment of:

  • Abnormal Curvature
    • Scoliosis: A side-to-side curve on your back
    • Kyphosis: Increased curve in your upper back
    • Lordosis: Increased curve in your lower back
    • Degenerated Disc: Thinning, hardening, and drying out of spinal discs
  • Bulging Disc: If the outer wall of a spinal disc weakens, it may push out, or bulge, toward the nerve
  • Herniated Disc: If the outer wall of a spinal disc tears, the soft material inside the disc can squeeze out and press on nearby nerves
  • Fractures: Vertebrae that crack or break can be caused by an injury, repeated stress or a condition like osteoporosis
  • Stenosis: Stenosis is a narrowing of the spinal canal which can press on the spinal cord and nerves
  • Nerve problems: All of the conditions described above can irritate or press on the spinal cord or nerves which can cause pain, numbness, weakness and other problems throughout the body