One of the most complex structures in the human body, the spine is a vital component of our anatomy. The spine works daily to protect the spinal cord and to offer flexibility, structure, and strength to the body.
Unfortunately, since the spine works to offer mobility and support at the same time, it is particularly susceptible to injury.
Spine injuries are rarely limited to the spine itself and can actually impact almost any other part of the body. Therefore, there are seemingly countless conditions and injuries related to spine pain, and spine pain can lead to a whole host of symptoms.
Spine pain is sometimes the result of a serious condition such as cervical disc herniations, cervical spondylotic myelopathy, sciatica, or spondylolisthesis.
If you find yourself experiencing any of these spine pain symptoms, we recommend speaking with a spine specialist in the Virgin Islands as soon as possible. Taking quick action to treat your pain can result in a faster and more complete recovery.
Pain radiating to the arm or hand from the neck
Pain radiating to the leg or foot from the back
Pain in the foot, leg, or back that worsens as you stand or walk and lessens when you sit
Pain after lifting heavy objects, especially in those with osteoporosis
Sensations of weakness, numbness, or tingling in the legs or arms
Issues with dexterity or nerves in the hands and arms
Sensations of tingling or weakness in one or both legs
Weakness in one particular area of the arm or leg
If your spine pain is associated with incontinence, go to your local emergency room.
At Comprehensive Orthopaedic Global, our spine doctors recognized that spinal cord damage is inconvenient at best and devastating at worst. Spine injuries and conditions should be evaluated by a qualified spine specialist in order to provide quick and accurate diagnosis, allowing you to form a personalized treatment plan.
Dr. Alexander Lenard is the spine surgeon at Comprehensive Orthopaedic Global in the US Virgin Islands. Dr. Lenard considers spine surgery to be an option for treatment only after more traditional treatment methods have been attempted without success. If it is determined that you need back surgery to treat your pain, Dr. Lenard will only use the most up-to-date and safest surgical methods and equipment to restore your mobility and function.
Pain injections may be an effective nonsurgical treatment option for some spine conditions or injuries. To learn more about pain injections, please use the link below.
Why choose Comprehensive Orthopaedic Global?
Comprehensive Orthopaedic Global has both a spine surgeon and a nonsurgical spine doctor, who have both completed extensive training targeted specifically toward spine, neck, and back issues. Dr. Alexander Lenard and Dr. Brian Bacot have the experience and training needed to properly assess and diagnose your spine condition, as well as create a personalized spine treatment plan specific to your situation. Our spine doctors work in tandem with the physical therapists at COG Restore, ensuring that you have an easy transition into rehabilitation and a smooth recovery period.
To speak with the spine doctor on our team here at Comprehensive Orthopaedic Global in St. Thomas. St. Croix, or St. John, please request an appointment using our online portal or contact us via phone at (340) 779-2663.