There are many conditions that can cause pain in your neck or back. The ones that cause chronic, unbearable pain require the care of a professional, like the physicians and surgeons at Deuk Spine Institute.

Only 1 out of 10 patients need surgery to fix their pain.

We only recommend surgical treatment to those who truly need it. Our patients who don’t need surgery find help through other services such as pain management or therapy. We understand that a new diagnosis or MRI results can feel overwhelming. Browse our conditions guide at your leisure, or schedule an appointment. Our patient care team will help you understand your spine condition and how you can get help.

Find out what your symptoms could mean and if you’re a candidate for laser spine surgery or alternate therapies to relieve your chronic back pain.

Accident-Related Injury

Spinal conditions caused by automobile accidents and other accidents.

Adjacent Segment Disease

Degeneration of discs alongside cervical fusions.


Spinal injury caused by tearing in the exterior of the intervertebral disc.

Arthritis of the Spine

A disease that causes swelling, tenderness, tightness and pain along the spine.


Known as osteophytes, these are growths of bone over damaged areas of bone.


Contained disc herniations are one of the most common spine conditions.


A spine condition that causes numbness, tingling, weakness and radiating pain.


A condition that deteriorates quality of life and debilitates patients.


A painful condition common with age or due to traumatic spine injury.

Degenerative Disc Disease

Breakdown of intervertebral disc material that often leads to more serious spine conditions.

Degenerative Joint Disease

A spine disease that causes pain from bone on bone friction and inflammation.

Degenerative Spine

Spine conditions that lead to loss of mobility and disc weakening.


A weakened or ruptured disc wall leading to disc herniation.


Disc over-expansion which has not yet led to a fully herniated disc.


The presence of arthritis or degeneration in the facet joints of the spine.

Foraminal Narrowing

A form of spinal stenosis that causes neurological symptoms, including numbness and pain.

Foraminal Stenosis

A form of spinal stenosis affecting the foramina, and leading to inflammation and soreness.

Herniated Discs

This common cervical and lumbar spine condition causes pain and discomfort.

Herniated Nucleus Pulposus

A spine disease that can lead to reduced mobility and pain.


Neurogenic claudication causes pain and cramping in the legs or buttocks.

Migraines and Headaches

Painful episodes that may include nausea, vomiting and sensitivity to light.

Nerve Root Impingement

A result of spinal stenosis that causes symptoms like tingling and pain.


When a nerve in the spine becomes painfully constricted due to a spinal condition.


When the nucleus pulposus spills outside of its normal bounds, causing discomfort.


A sensation of tingling, pain or numbness as a result of compression of nerves.

Ruptured Disc

A spinal condition that occurs after normal disc degeneration or accident.


Severe lower back pain and inflammation within the joints of the lower back.


Compression of the sciatic nerve, which runs from the spine into both legs.


An abnormal lateral curving of the spine, often taking the form of a ‘C’ or ‘S’ shape.

Spinal Narrowing

Narrowing of the spinal canal or passageways through which nerves pass.

Spinal Stenosis

An uncomfortable, treatable side effect of many common spinal conditions.


A form of spinal arthritis that affects the facet joints of the spine, and may cause loss of motion.


Slipping and misalignment of the vertebrae in the spine due to a spinal condition.

Sports Injuries

Injuries caused by impact, repetitive motion or other activities related to sports.

Torn Disc

A condition that occurs because of a tear in the annulus fibrosis, or outer disc wall.