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Spine Care

Spinal columnYour spine is one of your essential body systems. While your neck and back are the mainstay of your skeleton’s construction and motion, your spine also provides a sturdy structure to protect your spinal cord. The signals for controling your movement and linking your brain with your arms, legs, and other body structures travel through your spinal column. Without your neck and back, you could not stand, sit upright or move the parts of your body below your neck. Your heart, lungs and digestive system also count on the back for structure and the signals that control those vital organs. That is why helping people with spine injuries is crucial. At Yuma Regional Medical Center, we work with you to address spine conditions. We want to help you get back to living, working and benefitting from active life.
 
Sometimes people use the word "backbone" to refer to the spine, which is somewhat incorrect. Your spinal column is actually a stack of 24 squatty bones called vertebrae. The vertebrae are bonded to each other by spongy yet sturdy discs. These discs not only act as the ligaments that join the bones. They also serve as shock absorbers, lessening the wear and tear on your vertebrae when you walk, lift, sit, and twist. Injuries and aging can damage either the discs or the bony vertebrae.

If you suffer from back pain, you know how it can limit your day-to-day activities and prevent you from doing the things you love. Spine care is essential to good health because the spine bears the full load of the body’s weight and daily movements. Yuma Regional Medical Center can help treat back pain caused by conditions such as sciatica, arthritis, stenosis, disc diseases, injuries and other spinal conditions.

Explore Further 

X-Ray of Spine

When the small bones of the spine become fractured or cause pain, a spine care specialist may recommend a procedure called a spinal fusion. 

Doctor Explaining Spine Procedure

A procedure called cervical disc replacement may be recommended for damaged cervical discs.  

Doctor Explaining Spine Procedure

A computer-assisted technique that gives our surgeon the ability to operate with better visualization and more accuracy.  

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