Spine disorders include a wide range of conditions such as:
- Ankylosing spondylitis
- Cervical spondylosis
- Prolapsed or herniated disk
- Spinal cord trauma
- Spinal muscular atrophy
- Spinal stenosis
- Other musculoskeletal and neurological conditions
These conditions may result from many causes, including work-related injuries, heavy lifting, congenital conditions, automobile accidents, falls, and orthopaedic trauma.
Persons with spine disorders often can benefit from therapy and other rehabilitative care. MedStar National Rehabilitation Network's offers comprehensive inpatient and outpatient services designed to assist patients in becoming as independent and functional as possible.
Individualized rehabilitative care is directed by board-certified MedStar NRH physicians. Depending on the patient's needs and goals, services may include:
- Medical evaluation and care
- Coordination with the referring physician
- Patient and family education
- Rehabilitation nursing