04 May Baastrup Syndrome – Causes & Surgical Treatments
There are many different conditions, diseases, and syndromes that affect the spine. In this article, we are going to Baastrup syndrome of the spine – the causes and symptoms of the condition, as well as some options for treatment.
What is Baastrup Syndrome?
Baastrup syndrome (also known as “kissing spines”) is a condition in which the soft tissues between the spinal vertebrae deteriorate and allow the spinal bones to touch or “kiss.” This can result in pain and other symptoms. Here are some of the symptoms that may indicate a diagnosis of Baastrup syndrome:
- Back Pain
- Decreased range of motion in the spine
- Numbness in the spine and possibly the extremities
Baastrup syndrome is most common in elderly patients who have associated spinal degeneration, but it can impact patients of all ages. The condition is diagnosed using medical imaging such as MRI or CT scans. Once a diagnosis is reached, the doctor will begin to formulate a treatment plan based on the patient’s unique circumstances.
Treating Baastrup Syndrome with Surgery
There are several options for treating Baastrup disease. Most patients begin with conservative options such as injections, physical therapy, and pain medications. These treatments may reduce some pain from the condition, but they do not correct the underlying issue. Surgery is typically the best longterm solution – especially if there is any nerve impingement involved. Using a minimally invasive procedure, a spine surgeon can clear up an pinched nerves, and rebuild the degenerative areas of the spine.
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