Blogs - Virginia Spine Specialists

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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Spinal Fusion Brings Patient Relief

After many years of pain and suffering, a patient visited our practice to better understand the cause of his back and neck pain. Upon learning more about the patient’s situation, we determined that a spinal fusion was the best way to treat the problem once and for all. While the[…]

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Dr. Sharma Helps Patient After Serious Car Accident

A car accident, even one in which you don’t suffer an injury, is a traumatizing experience. However, things can quickly go from bad to worse if you find that you’re dealing with a serious injury. Recently, a patient consulted with Dr. Sharma after a near-fatal car accident on a major[…]

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Surgery Can Correct a Sciatic Nerve Problem

If you come to find yourself suffering from sciatic nerve pain, you may begin to assume there’s no answer to your problem. In fact, your doctor may even tell you that you have no choice but to live with the pain and discomfort. Of course, that’s not what you want[…]

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An Unsuccessful Spinal Operation isn’t the End of the Line

When you opt for a surgical procedure, it’s your hope that you’ll begin to feel better in the near future. Unfortunately, there is no guarantee of success, especially if you received bad advice upfront. Recently, we consulted with a patient who had undergone an unsuccessful spinal operation. During our conversations,[…]

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Spinal Instability is Treatable

Spinal instability is one of those conditions that’s difficult to assess and treat. Adding to the confusion is the fact that many primary care doctors don’t understand the condition and potential remedies. Recently, a primary care doctor referred a patient to our office with a bad case of spinal instability.[…]

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A Compression Fracture Doesn’t Have to Slow You Down

It goes without saying that a compression fracture in your back or neck will result in pain, discomfort, and the inability to lead your normal life. Fortunately, this doesn’t necessarily have to slow you down over the long run. Recently, we consulted with a patient who presented with compression fracture[…]

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A Herniated Disc can Cause Severe Leg Problems

Are you suffering from leg pain and discomfort? Have you had trouble pinpointing the exact cause? Are you concerned that the pain will never go away? Many people make the mistake of assuming their leg pain is caused by something happening locally, such as a pulled muscle or tendon. However,[…]

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Surgery Can Help Cure Sciatica Pain

Sciatica is one of those ailments that’s not always easy to diagnose, let alone treat. This is caused when a herniated disk presses on the sciatic nerve, thus causing pain and discomfort in both the back and legs. Over the years, we have treated many people with sciatica, including a[…]

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Minimally Invasive Surgery for a Herniated Disc

A herniated disc is typically accompanied by quite a bit of pain and discomfort. Unfortunately, this pain can radiate from the neck and back region into other parts of the body, such as the legs. Recently, a patient presented with a herniated disc at L3/L4, which had been bothering him[…]

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