Your backbone, or spine, is made up of several bones, called vertebrae, and the cushions between them, called intervertebral discs. The spine protects your spinal cord and allows you to stand and bend. A number of problems can change the structure of the spine or damage the vertebrae and surrounding tissue. Arthritis or disc problems in the spine can cause pain in the back. Some conditions in the spine may "pinch nerves", which can lead to pain, numbness, tingling, or weakness in the arms or legs. Orthopedic Associates of Hartford Spine specialists treat the spectrum of spine disorders, including degenerative (arthritis) conditions, injury, and deformity.

Some of the most common spine problems and treatment include:

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