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Medical Conditions We Treat in Florida

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Florida Surgery Consultants employs state-of-the-art medical technologies and approaches to treat a range of medical conditions here in Florida. While we have one of the best surgical teams in the Sunshine State, we specialize in more than just invasive medical procedures. Our doctors and medical staff provide world-class care for our patients across six locations in Florida.

If you are living with any of the medical conditions listed below, please consider scheduling a consultation with us. You can also reach us on the phone at (888) 411-6824 and we’d be happy to answer any of your questions. On this page, you’ll find links to information-rich pages about the medical conditions we specialize in treating at Florida Surgery Consultants.

Spinal Conditions

At Florida Surgery Consultants, we have made it our mission to provide engaging and trustworthy information about the spinal conditions we treat. On our website, you can learn about the symptoms one can expect from these conditions, how our specialists diagnose them and available treatments (including non-surgical treatments such as physical therapy, pain management and alternative medicines).

If you have been suffering from significant back pain and are looking for answers, then these resources will help.

Annular Tear

Most Floridians will suffer from some form of back pain over the course of their lives. Some may chock it up to getting older, but that isn’t always the case. An annular tear will most likely occur in the lower back (lumbar spine). While it may not produce any serious pain or discomfort at first, this tear can get progressively worse if left untreated.

Be sure to check out our page on annular tears if you’d like to learn more about the most common causes, symptoms, prevention tips and treatment options.

Degenerative Arthritis of the Spine

Osteoarthritis is a degenerative disease that plagues the joints. It is a very common medical condition that causes the protective cushions (cartilage) in the joints to wear away or degenerate. This eventually leads to pain, swelling and bone spurs (osteophytes). For older Floridians, degenerative arthritis of the spine is a real risk and it can produce very painful symptoms. If left untreated, this spinal condition can be disabling for patients as bone spurs put excess pressure on the nerves in the spinal column.

Be sure to check out our page on degenerative arthritis of the spine if you’d like to learn more about the most common causes, symptoms, prevention tips and treatment options.

Bone Spurs

As mentioned above, bone spurs (or osteophytes) are a common byproduct of advanced degeneration (osteoarthritis) in the spine. Bone spurs look like smooth bumps that are comprised of extra bone formed on the ends of bone. We’ll find these in the joints that have been damaged by osteoarthritis. Most aren’t too severe, but you should schedule a consultation if you have been experiencing pain and stiffness.

Bulging Disc

The discs in your spine act as natural cushions between each vertebrae. Over time, they become dehydrated and the cartilage will start to stiffen. This type of physiological change causes the outer layer of the disc to bulge out (looking like an oversized burger on a small bun).

Some people believe that there is no difference between a bulging disc and a herniated disc, but this is a common misconception. Be sure to check out our page on bulging discs to learn more.

Collapsed Disc

Aging can put a lot of stress on the spine and it does cause degeneration in the discs. Over time, the space between the discs in the spine can become compressed. If they collapse far enough, it can actually press on the nerve root and cause significant pain. Read our page on collapsed discs if you’d like to learn more about the most common causes, prevention tips and your treatment options in Florida.

Facet Syndrome

If osteoarthritis starts to develop in the facet joints of the spine, this is called facet syndrome. As this is a degenerative spinal condition, it does wears down the cartilage at the end of the bones. Without that protective cushion, there’s eventually significant rubbing of the bones in the facet joint. The pain it caused can be excruciating and debilitating, but please read our page on facet syndrome if you’d like to learn more about this medical condition and your treatment options in Florida.

Herniated Disc

A herniated disc is a spinal condition that most often occurs in the lower back, but can take place anywhere along the spine. This is one of the most common causes of lower back pain amongst Floridians. Additionally, it can cause leg pain (or sciatica). While it is very common, the good news is that surgery is not often required to treat a herniated disc. Read our page for more information on your available treatment options.

Ruptured Disc

Another common spinal condition amongst Floridians is a ruptured disc. Like herniated discs, these can cause significant pain in the lower back and this pain can radiate down into the legs (sciatica). Typically, the symptoms of ruptured disc can heal on their own within a month, but treatment may be required. If you have suffering from back pain for more than month, please read our page on ruptured discs to learn more about your treatment options.

SI Joint Pain

Sacroiliac (SI) joint pain will be felt in your lower back or buttocks. These symptoms indicate that the joint between the spine and hip has sustained some form of damage. That being said, SI joint pain can closely mirror symptoms of other medical conditions, like a herniated disc or other hip issues. You’ll want to schedule a consultation with a doctor in order to get an accurate diagnosis if you feel like you are experiencing these types of symptoms. If you’d like to learn more about SI joint pain, please check out our resource page here.

Spondylosis

This is another spinal condition that is tied to aging. Degeneration in the spine can lead to bone spurs and weakened intervertebral discs between the vertebrae. This will put you at greater risk for herniation and bulging discs. At this stage of degeneration, spondylosis is quite common. Over 80% of Floridians over the age of 40 show signs of spondylosis in diagnostic imaging tests. If you’d like to learn more about this spinal condition, please read our page on spondylosis.

Spinal Stenosis

Spinal stenosis is another common spinal condition amongst Floridians. It’s when the the spinal canal that houses the spinal cord and nerve roots is compressed. Most cases of spinal stenosis in Florida are caused by osteoarthritis. The condition compresses or pinches the spinal cord and nerve roots, which in turn produces sensations of pain or numbness, cramping and weakness. Read our page on spinal stenosis to learn more about this condition and how it can be treated.

Orthopedic Conditions

Orhopedic medical conditions, such as anterior ligament tears and rotator cuff tears, can have a significant impact on the musculoskeletal system. If left untreated, these orthopedic conditions can make completing everyday tasks very difficult. Some cases may required surgery in order to treat.

Below you’ll find information on the orthopedic conditions that we specialize in treating at Florida Surgery Consultants. If you’d like to learn more about the risks, symptoms and treatment options, you’ve come to the right place.

Anterior Ligament Tear

This is a very common injury amongst athletes in Florida. A tear in the anterior cruciate ligament (also known as the ACL) is a serious injury and can require surgery and physical rehabilitation to effectively treat. The tear has been described as similar to a “popping” sensation in the knee. This can be followed by swelling, pain and inability to bear any weight on the affected knee. To learn more about this injury, please check out our page on anterior ligament tears.

Rotator Cuff Tear

A rotator cuff tear is a common source of pain and even disability amongst adults in Florida. Every year, nearly 2 million Americans are diagnosed with a rotator cuff issue by their doctors. If you have suffered a rotator cuff tear, then you can experience significant weakness in the affected shoulder. This can make even the most mundane of activities like getting dressed and pouring a cup of coffee very difficult. If you have been experiencing severe symptoms from a rotator cuff tear, then you should consider scheduling a consultation at one of our clinics in Florida.

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