Christopher Burton, MD

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal tunnel syndrome can present as numbness and tingling in the thumb and first three fingers of the hand. It can also be associated with pain in the wrist. Often it is...
Christopher Burton, MD

Spinal Stenosis

Lumbar spinal stenosis is a narrowing of the central canal of the spinal column that affects approximately 8-11% of individuals in the United States.  The most common cause is...
Christopher Burton, MD

Myofascial Pain

Myofascial pain affects a majority of people with chronic pain. Physiatrists are experts at diagnosing and treating trigger points found in myofascial pain.
Christopher Burton, MD

Radiculopathy

Radiculopathy refers to any condition that affects the nerve roots as they leave the spine. The most common cause of radiculopathy is compression which results in inflammation...
Christopher Burton, MD

Compression Fractures

Compression fractures of the spine occur when a loading force compresses the vertebral bodies resulting in loss of height of at least one level. This can occur from trauma...
Christopher Burton, MD

Herniated Disc

A lumbar herniated disc occurs when the material inside of the disc (nucleus pulposus) protrudes out of the outer fibrous layers of the disc (annulus fibrosus). This can occur...
Christopher Burton, MD

Back Pain Basics

Back pain is one of the most common reasons for people to see their doctor. Studies show that 80-90% of Americans will experience back pain at some point in their lives, and...