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Pain in the back and neck are the common symptom of injury, damage, or deformity of the spine. Pain may range from a mild ache to a sharp shooting pain that can spread down your arms and legs. There are many conservative and surgical treatment options that can relieve pain by targeting the symptoms or the underlying problem. The experts at Advanced Spine Institute LLC offer highly specialized care and treatment for back pain in Saint Louis, Missouri. Click on the below tabs to learn more about the various conditions affecting your back and spine.

  • Spinal Compression Fractures Spinal Compression Fractures

    A compression fracture of the vertebra occurs when the bones of the spine (vertebrae) collapse. Most commonly, these fractures occur in the thoracic or the middle portion of the spine.

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  • Spinal Fractures Spinal Fractures

    Vertebral compression fractures occur when the normal vertebral body of the spine is squeezed or compressed. The bone collapses when too much pressure is placed on the vertebrae, resulting in pain, limited mobility, loss of height, and spinal deformities.

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  • Spinal Instability Spinal Instability

    Spinal instability refers to the condition of failure of the spinal column to maintain its normal structure. Normally, the spine functions to protect and provide support to the body and its internal organs.

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  • Spinal Disorders Spinal Disorders

    The spine is made up of a column of small bones called vertebrae that surround and protect the spinal cord and nerves that branch out from the spinal cord.

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  • Back Pain Back Pain

    Back pain or backache is the pain felt in the back that may originate from damage to the muscles, nerves, bones, joints or other structures in the spine.

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  • Spondylolysis Spondylolysis

    Spondylolysis is a stress fracture in the vertebra that may progress into spondylolisthesis, a condition where the vertebra gets displaced from the spinal column.

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  • Spondylolisthesis Spondylolisthesis

    Spondylolisthesis is the displacement of the vertebral disc from the spinal column. Outward (forward) displacement is termed as anterolisthesis and inward (backward) displacement is termed as retrolisthesis. This condition is often preceded by spondylolysis, a degenerative condition of the vertebra.

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  • Disc Herniation Disc Herniation

    Disc herniation is a condition where the central nucleus pushes through the outer edge of the disc, causing a bulge that compresses the spinal nerves.

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  • Degenerative Disc Disease Degenerative Disc Disease

    Degenerative disc disease (DDD) refers to the gradual deterioration of the intervertebral discs between the vertebrae.

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  • Neck & Back Injuries Neck & Back Injuries

    Neck and back injuries usually result from damage to the surrounding structures such as the muscles, bones, or ligaments of the neck and back. They are characterized by pain and discomfort and can sometimes be serious and result in permanent disability.

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  • Cauda Equina Syndrome Cauda Equina Syndrome

    What Cauda equina syndrome is an emergency condition characterized by persistent severe lower back pain caused by the compression of a bundle of spinal nerves (cauda equina) at the end of the spinal cord (lower back and hip region).

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  • Degenerative Spinal Conditions Degenerative Spinal Conditions

    A degenerative condition is a continuous deterioration of a tissue or an organ in your body over time.

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  • Radiculopathy Radiculopathy

    Radiculopathy is a condition where a nerve root in the spine is compressed, producing pain or weakness across the whole length of the nerve. It is sometimes referred to as a pinched nerve or sciatica. It occurs most commonly, but is not limited, to the lower back and neck.

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  • Sciatica Sciatica

    The sciatic nerve is the longest nerve in your body. It begins in the lower back and extends through the buttocks down the back of each leg to the thighs and feet.

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  • Spinal Stenosis Spinal Stenosis

    Spinal stenosis is a condition caused by the vertebral column constricting and exerting pressure on the spinal cord or neural foramen (a bony tunnel through which a nerve exits the spinal cord).

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  • Spine Injuries in Athletes Spine Injuries in Athletes

    Spine injuries in athletes are defined as damage sustained by the spine as a result of physical trauma or overuse in people who are actively involved in sports.

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  • Spinal Injuries at Work Spinal Injuries at Work

    Injuries at the workplace are very common and may be debilitating. Global statistics report that around 260 million non-fatal injuries occur every year around the world of which 350,000 cases may suffer death.

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Advanced Spine Institute

for Neck and Back Surgery

3009 North Ballas Road
Suite 320A & Suite 269C
St. Louis, MO 63131

Practice Hours

Dr. David Robson

Suite 320A

Monday to Friday - 8 : 00 AM - 4 : 30 PM

Dr. Todd Stewart/ Dr. Michael Reiter

Suite 269C

Monday to Thursday - 8 : 00 AM - 4 : 30 PM
Friday - 8 : 00 AM - 12 : 00 PM