Sciatica

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Does pain shoot down your leg? Do you experience any numbness/tingling in your leg or foot? This can be the result of a disc herniation. Both Dr. Vashi and Dr. Didinsky combine to specialize in operative and non operative treatments of low back pain and sciatica. Give us a call with any questions at 262-764-5595.

 

Cervical fusion

Why cervical fusion, otherwise known as ACDF? If you have pain in the neck and or arms, a lack of coordination, and most importantly, numbness or weakness in the arms, forearms or fingers for a period of time. The culprits can be a disc herniation and or arthritis. Fusion is typically only recommended after non-surgical treatment methods have failed. Dr. Didinsky takes all factors into consideration including age, symptoms, quality of life and health. Typical return to work is 3-6 weeks depending on the type of work. However, there are other potential surgical options short of fusion surgery that can be beneficial. Call today to make an appointment to see if you are a candidate that can benefit from these procedures. Don’t live with pain! 262-764-5595.

Anatomy of the Spine

The vertebral column, also called the backbone, is made up of 33 vertebrae that are separated by spongy disks and classified into 4 distinct areas. The cervical area consists of 7 bony parts in the neck; the thoracic spine consists of 12 bony parts in the back area; the lumbar spine consists of 5 bony segments in the lower back area; 5 sacral* bones; and 4 coccygeal* bones (the number of coccygeal bones can vary from 5 to 3).
(* By adulthood, the 5 sacral vertebrae fuse to form 1 bone, and the 4 coccygeal vertebrae fuse to form 1 bone.)

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