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The spine is a bony column made up of the bony vertebral bodies and intervertebral discs. It protects the spinal cord and the nerves that connect to the muscles. The flexible spine allows us to move, but this also increases the risk of disc degeneration and arthritis which can eventually impact our ability to get around.
“The most common source of pain that can be simply treated without surgery” Spinal disease is part of the normal process of aging. In many people, it is painless, but in some individuals, it can result in severe debilitating pain. Starting around the mid-30s, the gel within the disc breaks down with age, which results…
“A common source of leg pain after age 50 that can be simply treated without surgery” Lumbar spinal stenosis is a narrowing of the central spinal canal that is a relatively rare condition. It presents with single or multiple radiculopathies. It can be due to arthritic degenerative changes or due to family history. Its prevalence can increase…
“A uncommon source of pain that can be very debilitating, yet in mild cases, can be treated without surgery” There are about 15,000 major thoracolumbar fractures per year resulting in 5,000 which result in significant neurological complications. Most occur between the T11 and L1 vertebral body levels. A burst fracture is most common. Falls are the…
Dr. Panagos was very attentive and seemed genuinely caring for me as a patient. It was a refreshing contrast to the wham bam thank you NEXT attitude that I’m used to with most NY physicians.