spine injuries

Back and Neck Injuries & Conditions

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spine Injury Overview

Spinal injuries and disorders can be major life-changing events. Whether caused by a degernative disorder, trauma, tumor or infection, spine conditions can result in a drastic change in the lives of patients and their families.

Sano’s Spine Specialists uses both surgical and non-surgical treatments to help relieve pain and regain function.  

About Back & Neck Pain.

Your spine is made up of bones (vertebrae), muscles, ligaments, nerves, and intervertebral disks. It holds up your head, shoulders and upper body and gives you support to stand, sit and bend.

Injury is a common cause of neck and back pain, but aging also plays a role in many spinal conditions. Spine pain is different from one person to the next. Pain can have a slow onset or come on suddenly; pain may be intermittent or constant. It may even be felt down the legs or arms. As you seek treatment, it’s important to clarify the area in which your pain is radiating, as this will help determine the actual cause.

Medical care should be sought immediately following any traumatic incident that causes pain in the neck that radiates down the arms and legs. Seeking guidance from an orthopedic trained in spinal care will help get you on the path to progress.

Back Pain

Back pain is one of the most common orthopedic conditions. Many cases of back pain will gradually go away on their own or improve after a short period of rest. Understanding the symptoms and causes of back pain can help you understand when it is time to make an appointment

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Neck Pain

The cervical spine, aka as the neck, connects the skull and the upper back. Neck pain occurs when neck vertebrae, ligaments, tendons, or muscles are diseased or injured. Recognizing your symptoms and their frequency and severity is the first step toward effective treatment. 

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Revision Spine Surgery

Revision spine surgery corrects chronic back pain resulting from a previous spine surgery. Pending the individual, revision surgery may correct post-surgical pain and complications. 

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Cervical Disc Replacement

Cervical Disc Arthroplasty is a procedure that removes a damaged cervical disc and replaces it with an artificial disc device.  A cervical disc replacement may be recommended to treat severe arthritis that does not respond to nonsurgical treatment.

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Spinal Deformity

Adult spinal deformity is a condition that causes changes in normal spinal alignment and curvature, which can result in pain and decreased spine function. Spinal deformities are not uncommon, especially in older demographics.  When spinal deformities become progressive, chronic conditions that impact on quality of life and function, it may be time to seek orthopedic guidance. 

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Herniated Disc

A herniated disc occurs when the soft center of a vertebral disc pushes through the disc wall and into the spinal canal. The herniated disc pinches nearby nerve roots, which can result in pain, numbness or weakness.  While surgery is one treatment option for some people, surgery is not usually necessary to relieve the problem. 

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Common Symptoms:

  • Pain extending down the back
  • Sciatica
  • Radiating pain or numbness in your arms or legs
  • Clumsiness

Acute Injuries:

  • Fractures or breaks
  • Spinal cord trauma
  • Sprains and strains

Overuse Injuries:

  • Degenerative back conditions
  • Degenerative neck conditions

Why Choose Sano?

Our goal is to relieve pain and help restore function and movement of your spine with a treatment plan that fits your need. Our orthopedic spine specialists are specifically trained to diagnose, treat, and help prevent problems involving the spine and spinal cord. We know that surgery isn’t always necessary or the best option. Our qualified team takes its extensive training and fellowships and puts it to use developing a unique treatment plan for you. You can be confident in the approach our team takes in returning you to your activity goals.

Dr. Stephanie de Vere

Dr. Stephanie de Vere is a fellowship trained orthopedic surgeon specializing in spinal care. Dr. de Vere focuses on the management of spine trauma, oncology, deformity, and degenerative diseases.

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I couldn’t be more happy with the care I received from Dr. de Vere. After months of severe chronic pain and seeing other back specialists, she took one look at my MRI and saw the issue. I am now three weeks post surgery and completely pain free. Dr. de Vere is a true expert in spines. She explained everything in great detail in a way I understood. She is a very caring and personable doctor. I highly recommend her.


All positive things to say about Dr de Vere, she was amazing! I was able to talk with her a few times & really know when it was time to move forward with neck surgery. She gave me lots of info to review so I could understand the process & I felt comfortable in making that decision. Plus the surgery went VERY well & I was up moving around within a week...pain free! I would highly recommend her.

-Becky, Google Review

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