Your spine serves as your body’s central support system. It helps you sit, stand, walk, bend and twist, and it connects the different parts of the musculoskeletal system. Because it’s so crucial to mobility, strength and your overall health, when you have a condition or disorder that affects the spine, it can be debilitating.
Unfortunately, problems with the spine are common. In fact, back pain is the single leading cause of disability worldwide and experts estimate that up to 80% of people will experience back pain at some point in their lives. Yet, just because it’s common doesn’t make it any less frustrating to live with.
As a top Long Island spine specialist, Dr. Daniel Choi is experienced in diagnosing and treating a wide range of spine conditions in patients of all ages from infants to seniors. His goal is to alleviate your neck or back pain and help to restore your mobility using the least invasive approach possible.
To learn more about the conditions we commonly treat at Spine Medicine & Surgery of Long Island, visit the pages below. When you’re ready for an expert to get to the source of your discomfort and create a personalized plan to achieve relief, schedule a consultation with our Suffolk and Nassau County spine surgeon today by calling us at (631) 730-7970.
When back pain persists or gets worse over time, it’s a sign that you have an underlying spine issue that should be evaluated by an expert.
From osteoarthritis to poor posture while working at a computer, there are a range of things that could be behind your neck pain.
When the soft interior of a vertebral disc pushes or migrates out of the exterior shell, it’s referred to as disc herniation.
When you have pain that radiates from the lower back down the buttock and leg, typically only on one side, it’s called sciatica.
Spinal stenosis is the narrowing of the spinal canal, which can put pressure on the spinal cord and nerve roots, leading to neck pain, back pain and/or sciatica.
Scoliosis is an abnormal sideways curvature of the spine that typically appears during the growth spurt prior to puberty.
Degenerative Disc Disease
Degenerative disc disease is the general term used to refer to age-related changes that occur in the spinal discs.
A spinal fracture should always be evaluated by a specialist, because it can result in extensive damage, including to the spinal cord itself, and severe pain.
Complex Spine Disorders
Dr. Choi is experienced in treating even the most complex spine issues, including spinal instability, infections and tumors.