Spine Surgeon in Kirkland, WA
Spinal Conditions Treated by Dr. Edward Jung
As specialists in the spine, we provide comprehensive, multidisciplinary treatment for all types of back and neck problems. Patients who come to our office often are experiencing back pain, neck pain, leg pain and/or muscle spasms that may be related to a degenerative or traumatic condition, an injury or a deformity. We diagnose and treat common problems such as a pinched nerve (sciatica), whiplash injuries, muscle strains and herniated discs (slipped discs), but our board-certified orthopedic surgeon also has advanced training to provide leading-edge treatments for complex conditions, including stenosis, scoliosis, and osteoporosis.
Lower back pain is an extremely common condition that most people will experience at some point in their lifetime. Understanding the causes and conditions associated with this common pain is the first step to finding pain relief.
A herniated disc is painful condition that occurs when a spinal disc becomes damaged and the soft inside layer breaks open, leaks into the outer layer of the disc and spinal canal and puts pressure on the spinal cord and nerves.
When pressure is put on the sciatic nerve in the spine, or the nerve becomes compressed, it can result in pain that shoots down the lower back and legs. This common condition is known as Sciatica.
Spinal stenosis is a narrowing of the spinal canal that can occur in the back and/or neck. The diminished space for the spinal cord and nerves can be associated with pain, numbness, and weakness in the arms or legs.
Degenerative disc disease is one of the most common spine conditions and is caused by the natural wear and tear of spinal discs over time which can result in painful symptoms as we age.
This is a common condition that represents a significant spinal instability pattern where one vertebrae is shifted forward in relation to another. Sometimes it can be associated with a bony abnormality described as a pars defect/fracture.
Neck pain can be caused by various conditions and issues, but chronic neck pain can be a symptom of more serious spine conditions such as cervical degenerative disc disease, disc herniation, radiculopathy, or spinal stenosis.
Sometimes referred to as a herniated, ruptured or slipped disc, a bulging disc can cause pain at any point along the spine from the neck to the lower back.
Scoliosis a curvature of the spine that can vary in severity with curves ranging from 10-70°. It can be developmental (adolescent scoliosis) or degenerative (adult scoliosis). Scoliosis can be a significant source of back and leg pain.
Failed back surgery syndrome (also called FBSS or failed back syndrome) is the general term used to refer to the condition of patients who have undergone spine surgery but continue to experience the same, worsening or new pain.
Dr. Jung suggests doing a series of at-home exercises to maintain a healthy neck and spine. Get your back and neck pain evaluated and find a treatment plan that helps you get relief.
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The Seattle Area’s Leading Spine Specialist
Dr. Edward Jung is an expertly trained spinal surgeon specializing in diagnosing and treating conditions that affect the back and neck. If you have been diagnosed with a spinal condition, or have chronic back or neck pain, contact Dr. Jung for a consultation today.