The spine is a highly complex and critical component of the human body, protecting the spinal cord while offering strength, structure, and flexibility.
The spine’s ability to provide support and mobility simultaneously makes it more susceptible to injury.
Since spine injuries can affect virtually any body part, there is a wide range of conditions and injuries encompassed by spine pain, thereby causing a wide range of symptoms.
From scoliosis and stenosis to sciatica and herniated discs, spine pain can be the result of a serious condition.
If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms of spine pain, it’s important to seek treatment as soon as possible before your spine injury or condition worsens:
- Sharp pain in the lower back
- A popping noise or feeling in the back after straining or heavy lifting
- Numbness, tingling, or cramping in one or both legs
- Weakness in a specific area of the leg or arm
- Loss of balance when walking
Our spine specialists at Black Hills Orthopedic & Spine Center understand that damage to the spinal cord is not only disruptive but also potentially devastating to those affected. Spine conditions and injuries should be examined by a spine specialist for prompt and proper diagnosis.
Visit our Spine Center to learn more.
Why choose Black Hills Orthopedic & Spine Center?
Our fellowship-trained spine doctors at Black Hills Orthopedic & Spine Center have completed additional training, specifically in the back, neck, and spine. With this advanced training, Dr. Stephen Eckrich, Dr. Christian Gaffney, and Dr. Robert Woodruff have the experience and expertise to assess, diagnose, and treat your spine injury or condition individually to your needs.
To consult with one of our spine doctors, please request an appointment online or call (605) 341-1414.
Specialized care for a stronger you is available at our main offices in Rapid City, South Dakota, and Gillette, Wyoming, and at our satellite locations in Hot Springs, Philip, and Spearfish, South Dakota, as well as in Chadron, Nebraska; Newcastle, Wyoming; and Bowman, North Dakota. Walk-in appointments are also available at our Orthopedic Urgent Care clinic, located at our main office.