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Dr. Charles Edwards II, Medical Director of The Maryland Spine Center at Mercy, treats scoliosis, osteoarthritis, spinal deformity and complex degenerative spine conditions in Baltimore.
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At The Neurology Center at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore, our neurologists are committed to providing treatment options for a wide spectrum of neurological disorders, including degenerative spine disease.
Degenerative spine disease is a general term that refers to conditions of the spinal column that result from the routine wear and tear placed on the bones and soft tissue of the spine. Added pressure to the neck and back can accelerate the disease.
Degenerative spine disease is not any one condition of the spine, but is a result of many types of diseases that can occur at the same time. Types of degenerative spine diseases include:
Degenerative spine disease affects the limbs, back and neck. Symptoms can include:
Neurologists will take a full medical history, perform a physical and may perform several tests to diagnose degenerative spine disease. The testing may include:
Treatment options may vary for each patient to manage degenerative spine disease. Some patients may find relief with conservative treatment such as rest, physical therapy, decreasing physical activity and pain medicine. Others may require surgery. If surgery is needed, our neurologists work closely with spine surgeons at The Maryland Spine Center at Mercy.
Experienced neurologists of The Neurology Center at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland, utilize advanced diagnostic tools, such as electroencephalogram (EEG) and electromyogram (EMG), for the diagnosis and management of neurological disorders and neuromuscular conditions, including peripheral neuropathy, entrapment neuropathy, epilepsy, headaches, muscular dystrophy, multiple sclerosis and myasthenia gravis.
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Dr. Bonnie Gerecke, Director of The Neurology Center and Chief of Neurology and Medical Director of Rehabilitation at Mercy Medical Center, offers expertise in diagnosing, evaluating and managing neuromuscular disease.