Adult Spine

Our spine specialist at Shady Grove Orthopaedics is a recognized leader in the diagnosis and treatment of spine injuries and conditions. 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.

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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


Conditions include, but are not limited to:

  • Bursitis
  • Arthritis
  • Dislocation
  • Sciatica
  • Disc Herniation
  • Spondylolysis
  • Spondylolisthesis

— Our Experts —

Navinder Sethi, M.D.

Navinder Sethi, M.D., is an orthopaedic surgeon who specializes minimally invasive surgery of the cervical, thoracic,

Brett R. Quigley, M.D.

Brett Quigley, M.D., is an orthopaedic surgeon who specializes in the back, neck, and spine. He