People come to us in various states of pain and injury that are unique to them. Ongoing neck, spine and other neurological issues cause both physical and mental trauma to patients and their families. As our patient, you can place trust in a team led by Dr. Shekhar Dagam, a preeminent neurosurgeon who is highly regarded for his talent, expertise and his unique ability to relate to patients with empathy and compassion.
Each year, millions of Americans experience pain because of injury, strain, overuse or aging. Neck and back pain are just two of the symptoms that could indicate a disorder of the spine. Other symptoms to look for include:
- Arm pain
- Weakness or numbness in arms and hands
- Loss of fine motor skills
- Weakness or numbness in the legs
- Gait problems and poor balance
We know what our patients are going through and we are here to help them get back to their lives as quickly as possible. We usher patients and their loved ones through every step of the treatment process, to help them understand their situation and their options while empowering them to make informed decisions for their health and their life.
Causes of Spine Pain
In the neck, the most common problems are disc herniation or rupture, bone spurs, spinal stenosis or spondylitic myelopathy. Symptoms are typically caused by pinching or irritation of the nerves, but severe cervical disc degeneration can make symptoms worse and cause irreversible damage.
In the lower back, mild to moderate symptoms are usually caused by a bulging disc compressing a nerve root. However, more significant back pain, leg pain (especially with walking), weakness, numbness and changes in reflexes may be the result of disc rupture, a spinal tumor, stenosis, spondylosis or spondylolisthesis in the lumbar region.
Additional nerve-related issues that Dr. Dagam treats include carpal tunnel syndrome, disorders of the ulnar nerve such as cubital tunnel syndrome and other peripheral nerve conditions.
At Dr. Dagam Neurosurgery, we provide individualized care by performing as a collective, guiding patients toward a better quality of life. We restore the quality of people’s lives because we truly care about our patients.