Your Condition May Be Disabling But There is Hope
Personalized, concierge-style medicine dedicated to your recovery
A spinal condition can be disabling, but at Cuéllar Spine, we find solutions that not only relieve pain but also get our patients back to the activities they love. Our world-renown practice provides our patients with a welcoming environment, warm and supportive staff, and a commitment to excellence at every step, and that first step starts with us.
OUR APPROACH TO CONDITIONS
Uniquely — For You
Cuéllar Spine approaches each and every patient based on their individual needs and goals. We take as much time as needed with our patients to understand their concerns and explain the options. With a plethora of treatment options available, including non-surgical treatments and minimally invasive approaches, it is truly possible to eliminate pain and get back to the activities you love.
Finding the Source of your Pain
The relationships we develop with our patients at Cuéllar spine are of utmost importance to us. The first step in developing a diagnosis and treatment plan always begins with the concerns and needs of the patient. We treat patients from around the world that seek our personalized, caring approach—our compassion coupled with world-class expertise provides hope and a solution to even the most complex cases.
IDENTIFYING WHERE IT HURTS
Cervical (Neck Pain & Upper Back)
Cervical spine conditions target the vertebrae in the neck, and discs between each vertebrae. Coordination may be affected by certain cervical spine conditions, and pain and numbness are also common symptoms.
Thoracic (Mid Back)
Areas that are affected between the collarbone and the twelfth rib, are generally defined as thoracic conditions. Thoracic conditions cause pain that can vary from a dull ache to a stabbing pain and are often associated with stiff muscles, fatigue, spasms or weakness.
Lumbar (Lower Back)
Typically, lumbar conditions occur in the lower back, in the area of the spine that begins below the ribcage. General symptoms include back or leg pain, numbness and/or tingling, muscle weakness, or bladder/bowel control changes.
Degenerative disc disease refers to a breakdown of the soft discs between the vertebrae, a part of the normal wear and tear process of aging on the spine. This condition can also occur in younger individuals who have experienced a back injury.
A result of long-term wear and tear, a herniated disc occurs when an intervertebral disc that separates the bones of the spinal column ruptures, causing pain, numbness, or weakness.
The term sciatica is used to describe the symptoms of pain, weakness, numbness, or tingling that radiates along the sciatic nerve from the buttock through the back of the thigh and down the leg to the ankle and foot. This condition occurs when one of the nerve roots which contributes to the sciatic nerve is compressed, which can be caused by a variety of other spinal conditions.
Spinal stenosis refers to the narrowing of the spaces surrounding the spinal cord and nerve roots, compressing the nerves in the involved vertebrae. A variety of symptoms including pain, tingling, numbness, muscle cramping or weakness may then develop.
Also known as a "pinched nerve", the condition occurs when a nerve in the neck is irritated as it branches away from the spinal cord. It most often occurs as a result of changes in the cervical spine with age-related issues, as well as from an injury that causes a herniated or bulging disc.
Scoliosis is a term used to describe a disorder in which a sideways curve of the spine is present. Scoliosis can occur as a single arc to either the left or right side or arc twice giving the spine an "S" shape. This curvature can be both disfiguring and painful and can result in further damage to the spine, heart, and lungs.
Spondylolisthesis is a condition that occurs when one vertebra in the spinal column slides over the one below it. When the vertebra moves out of position, the spinal cord or nerve roots may be pinched causing symptoms of pain and other neurological dysfunction. Spondylolisthesis can also lead to deformities of the spine such as lordosis or kyphosis.
The term "kyphosis" refers to an abnormal curving of the spine typically in the thoracic region resulting in a rounding of the back that produces a slouching or hunchback posture. While mild kyphosis may cause few problems, pronounced cases can result in more debilitating symptoms and disfigurement, such as compression of the spinal cord, and cardiac and pulmonary problems.
FROM OUR PATIENTS
FROM OUR PATIENTS
FROM OUR PATIENTS
“Attentive, knowledgeable, professional, and treats every patient with individual care! Saved my dad’s life with his minimally invasive procedure and his mindfulness of the medication my father was on before procedure. Thank you Dr. Cuéllar!”
- Eleena H.
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