What is Instability?

Spinal Instability is a condition characterized by excessive movement between two or more vertebrae, which can lead to pain, decreased mobility, and, in severe cases, neurological symptoms. This instability often results from the degeneration of discs, ligaments, and joints that normally stabilize the spine, or it can occur after an injury or surgery.

Symptoms of Instability

The primary symptom of spinal instability is back or neck pain that worsens with certain movements or activities, particularly those that extend or twist the spine. Other symptoms may include a sensation of the spine "giving out," muscle spasms as the body attempts to stabilize the affected area, and in cases where nerves are affected, numbness, tingling, or weakness in the extremities.

Treatment for Instability

At The Spine Center, we understand that spinal instability requires a nuanced approach to treatment. Dr. Saqib Siddiqui and our team may initially focus on strengthening the muscles surrounding the spine through targeted exercises and physical therapy referrals, while also using medication to manage pain and inflammation. For patients who do not respond to these conservative measures, we offer a range of surgical options designed to restore stability to the spine, such as spinal fusion or the insertion of artificial devices to support the vertebrae.

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Spinal instability can significantly impact your quality of life, but with the right treatment, it's possible to regain stability and reduce pain. Dr. Saqib Siddiqui is committed to offering expert, personalized care to each of his patients. If you're experiencing symptoms of spinal instability, don't wait to seek help. Schedule your consultation at The Spine Center today by calling (210) 265-1116 or booking online, and take the first step towards a more stable, pain-free life.

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