Blogs - Virginia Spine Specialists

Testing Doesn’t Always Lead to the Right Diagnosis

When suffering from a back or neck injury, it’s critical to receive a proper diagnosis as quickly as possible. Despite the fact that testing can help a medical professional better understand your condition, it doesn’t always result in an accurate diagnosis. Recently, we consulted with a patient who had 10[…]

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Don’t Let Sciatica Slow You Down

Many people who are suffering from sciatica assume there’s nothing they can do to find relief. While the pain and discomfort may come and go, it’s not an ailment you want to live with. Recently, we consulted with a patient whose sciatica was originating at her spine and radiating all[…]

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Patient Finds Relief After Spine Fusion Failure

When you decide to undergo any type of surgical procedure, you assume that you’ll come out the other side feeling better. Unfortunately, this doesn’t always happen. We recently consulted with a patient dealing with the impact of a failed spine fusion surgery. Not only was he frustrated with the lack[…]

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Consider All Your Medical Options Before Making a Decision

When dealing with back or neck pain, it’s easy to focus on one type of treatment and hope for the best. Rather than take this approach, you should consider all your medical options before making a final decision. We recently consulted with a patient who was suffering from back pain[…]

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Medication Isn’t the Answer to Every Back Problem

As unfortunate as it may be, some doctors believe that medication is the answer to every back and neck problem. For example, we recently consulted with a patient with a compression fracture, among a variety of other issues, including degenerative disc disease. His previous doctor prescribed opioids to manage the[…]

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Car Accidents Often Result in Back, Neck Pain

A car accident has the potential to cause a variety of injuries, with those associated with the back and neck extremely common. Recently, we consulted with a patient who was injured in a near-fatal car accident on a local highway. After several months of dealing with daily pain and discomfort,[…]

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Patient Seeks Help After Failed Surgery

When you agree to undergo any type of surgical procedure, it’s your hope that it’ll all be worthwhile in the end. Unfortunately, there are times when this doesn’t happen. Recently, we consulted with a patient who was struggling with the aftermath of a failed spine fusion surgery. After reviewing his[…]

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Home Improvement Project Results in Serious Injury

At our practice, we consult with patients who have suffered back and neck injuries in a variety of ways. Recently, a patient presented after suffering an injury during a home improvement project. After receiving treatment at an orthopedic practice, which included physical therapy and medication, the patient decided to move[…]

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After 3 Years of Pain, Patient Finds Relief

When a patient presents with symptoms of a back or neck injury that have been lingering for many years, we take great pride in putting their mind at ease and helping them find the relief they’ve been seeking. Recently, we consulted with a patient suffering from severe leg problems as[…]

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Don’t Guess, Get the Help You Need

Many patients come to us after months or years of testing, guessing, and hoping that their problem would simply go away. When it comes to back and neck issues, there’s never a good time to guess. Not only can this result in additional harm, but it also holds the patient[…]

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