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Flatback Syndrome

The curvature of the spine is a vital aspect of a healthy back. If it is too curved, this can result in discomfort and disorders. However, the same is true if your spine is too flat. Flatback syndrome occurs when the spine loses a noticeable amount of its natural curve. Fortunately, we offer several treatment options for flatback syndrome at Yashar Neurosurgery.
Dr. Yashar is one of the top neck and spinal surgeons in Los Angeles, and he has already helped countless patients achieve a more comfortable life. If you are suffering and need a disc replacement, don’t hesitate to call. You deserve to live your life to the fullest uninhibited by spinal problems. Call us today to learn more about treatment options and what we can do for you.

What Is Flatback Syndrome?

The name is rather descriptive. The syndrome occurs when your back is overly flat. But why is this even a problem? Because it is a type of imbalance in the spine. When the spine deviates from its natural position, you can begin experiencing a range of symptoms. Without the curves, your back can lose its harmony and the effects radiate out.
But when they wear down, they do not offer protection and flexibility as they did before.

Flatback Syndrome Symptoms

Some patients may experience only minor symptoms. However, others will have symptoms that significantly interfere with their quality of life. Below you will find some of the most commons signs that you have flatback syndrome.
  • Difficulty standing upright: Though the mildest symptom, this can still interfere with your life and be a cause of stress and discomfort.
  • Chronic pain: The amount of pain patients experience can vary from one to the next. But any amount of chronic pain can decrease your quality of life.
  • Interference with tasks: The form this takes can vary for different patients. But with a flat back, you may find certain tasks more difficult, especially if they require bending or putting strain on your spine.

Causes of Flatback Syndrome

Though there is no singular cause of this syndrome, there are several risk factors that can make it more likely.

Non-Operative Treatments

It can also develop after a failed back procedure. If your surgeon did not maintain the spine’s natural posture, you might begin experiencing symptoms. After thorough consultations and examinations, he may recommend a surgical procedure.

Surgical Options

  • Osteotomy
  • Pedicle subtraction osteotomy
Dr. Yashar removes targeted bone from the back area. He then can align the spinal bones to create a healthy curvature. Most patients will require spinal fusion or fixation after these procedures to restore strength to the spine. Regardless of which treatment plan you have, Dr. Yashar keeps you fully informed every step of the way. You are fully involved in the process and will be able to make decisions with confidence and comfort. Dr. Yashar is an expert in treating flatback syndrome and has already helped many patients achieve relief from symptoms. The first step to a healthy spine is only a call away.
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Do I Need Flatback Syndrome Treatment?

If you even experience minor symptoms from flatback syndrome, we recommend trying treatment. We always start with non-surgical options, so there are no risks involved. Dr. Yashar is dedicated to delivering successful results to each of his patients and works tirelessly to do so.
If you are experiencing symptoms, the first step is to come in for an appointment. During these consultations, Dr. Yashar works with you to diagnose and develop a plan for treatment flatback syndrome. He uses only the latest techniques and methods in every treatment, always staying at the forefront of neurosurgery and medicine. Call us to learn more about what conditions he treats and how he can help you achieve a better quality of life.

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How Can I Treat Flatback Syndrome?

Dr. Yashar works closely with every patient to carefully choose the treatment that has the highest odds of alleviating your symptoms. He recommends non-surgical treatments for most patients first. These non-operative treatments still have high rates of success and come with far less risk than surgery. They include:
  • Physical therapy
  • Gait and posture training
  • Exercises
  • Medications
Depending on your situation, he may recommend one or more of these treatments. If these are not successful, then surgery can be considered.

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If you have sciatica, you do not need to continue living in pain. Take the next step in achieving a life that you deserve by scheduling a consultation today. Dr. Yashar and his staff work closely with each patient to find the right solution for you. We look at your previous surgeries and evaluate what is the best path forward for you.
We look forward to working with you and helping you move toward a life of comfort and pain-free existence. Call us today to learn more about the treatments and procedures we offer. Fight back against sciatica and achieve a better state of being.
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