Call us today, at 732-532-3507, if you suffer from any of the listed conditions and learn how our multi-specialty team at Comprehensive Medical Care can get you on the path to recovery and function today!
The spine is – quite literally – the backbone of our body. It is a collection of 33 bones, called vertebrae: 7 in the neck (cervical) region, 12 in the mid-back (thoracic), 5 in the lower back (lumbar), 5 fused together to form the sacrum, and 4 fused together to form the coccyx.
The spine gives us structural support, allowing us to stand and move, but it also protects our nerves, which control the function of our body. Nerves pass through openings in the vertebrae from the brain to the rest of the body. The brain sends messages through these nerves, but when compressed, it can cause complications such as sciatica and numbness or – in severe cases – paralysis.
The complexity of the spine allows for a vast range of movement, but it also makes this area susceptible to a variety of injuries.
The multidisciplinary team at Comprehensive Medical Care utilizes the most advanced treatment methods to address various spinal conditions.