Spinal Conditions

Common Back Conditions Managed by Dr. Branko Prpa

Complex Spinal Deformity

Scoliosis is a lateral (toward the side) curvature in the normally straight vertical line of the spine. When viewed from the side, the spine should show a mild roundness in the upper back and shows a degree of swayback (inward curvature) in the lower back. A common spinal condition, when a person…

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Degenerative Disc Disease

Degenerative disc disease is not really a disease but a term used to describe the normal changes in your spinal discs as you age. Spinal discs are soft, compressible discs that separate the interlocking bones (vertebrae) that make up the spine. The discs act as shock absorbers…

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Disc Herniation

The bones (vertebrae) that form the spine in your back are cushioned by small discs. These discs are round and flat, with a tough, outer layer (annulus) that surrounds a jellylike material called the nucleus. Located between each of your vertebra in the spinal column…

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Spinal Tumors

A spinal tumor, a rare spinal condition, is a growth of cells (mass) in or surrounding the spinal cord. A tumor can be harmless (benign) or dangerous (malignant) A small number of spinal tumors occur in the nerves of the spinal cord itself. Tumors that start in spinal tissue are called primary…

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Spinal stenosis, a common spinal condition is a narrowing of the open spaces within your spine, which can put pressure on your spinal cord and the nerves that travel through the spine. Spinal stenosis occurs most often in the neck and lower back. While some people have no signs or symptoms, spinal…

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Dr. Branko Prpa is a rewowned orthopedic surgeon, and an authority on spinal health. Contact our office today to schedule a consultation and learn more about our the procedures offered, including reconstruction to decompression, to help you restore your back health.

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