The spine is a highly complex and critical component of the human body, protecting the spinal cord while offering strength, structure, and flexibility.
The spine’s ability to provide support and mobility simultaneously makes it more susceptible to injury.
Since spine injuries can affect virtually any body part, there is a wide range of conditions and injuries encompassed by spinal problems thereby causing a wide range of symptoms.
From cervical spondylotic myleopathy and cervical disc herniations to spondylolisthesis and sciatica, spine pain can be the result of a serious condition.
When Should You See a Spine Doctor?
If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms of spine pain, it’s important to seek treatment from our orthopaedic spine specialist as soon as possible before your spine injury or condition worsens.
- Pain that radiates from the neck to the arm/hand
- Pain that radiates from the back to the leg/foot
- Pain that increases in the back, leg or foot with standing or walking and is relieved by sitting
- Pain following heavy lifting, especially if you have osteoporosis
- Numbness, tingling, or weakness in the arms or legs
- Nerve or dexterity problems in the arms and hands
- Numbness or tingling in one or both legs
- Weakness in a specific area of the leg or arm
- If associated with incontinence go to the emergency room
Our spine doctor at Shady Grove Orthopaedics understands that damage to the spinal cord is not only disruptive, but also potentially devastating to those affected. Spine conditions and injuries should be examined by a spine specialist for prompt and proper diagnosis.
Our spine doctor, Brett R. Quigley, M.D., considers surgical treatment options only after nonsurgical methods have proven to be unsuccessful. If surgery is necessary for you to obtain the best results, our orthopaedic spine specialist will use the safest and latest surgical methods, proven to restore function and mobility.
For adolescent, pediatric or idiopathic scoliosis our pediatric specialist, Steven L. Tuck, M.D., is an expert in the care of scoliosis. He provides nonsurgical treatment options which include exercises, bracing, and follow-up to treat scoliosis.
Why Choose Shady Grove Orthopaedics?
Our spine surgeon at Shady Grove Orthopaedics has completed additional adult spine fellowship training, specifically in the cervical and lumbar spine. With this advanced training and years of experience, Brett R. Quigley, M.D., has the training, experience, and expertise to assess, diagnose, and treat your spine injury or condition properly.
Steven L. Tuck, M.D., our pediatric specialist, has more than three decades of experience with adolescent scoliosis treatment.
To consult with our spine doctor or pediatric specialist, please request an appointment online, or call (301) 340-9200.