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COVID-19 Inova Spine Program Scheduling Appointments Notice

Inova is taking the appropriate steps to protect the safety of our patients, community, team members and caregivers. Virtual visits are now being offered. Please call 703-776-4700 to schedule your spine appointment or change an existing appointment. If you are experiencing a fever or symptoms of respiratory infection, such as cough or difficulty breathing, or had exposure to a COVID-19 patient, please contact your primary care physician and arrange a virtual visit or primary care clinic appointment if indicated.

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Common symptoms of spinal conditions

Although there are numerous spinal conditions and problems, they share many of the same symptoms. These include:

  • Neck pain – persistent aching or stiffness; sharp, localized pain; pain that radiates into the arm or hand; acute arm pain; arm numbness or weakness
  • Back pain – persistent aching or stiffness; sharp, localized pain; pain that radiates down the legs and into the feet; acute leg pain; leg numbness or weakness
  • Hand pain – tingling, numbness or weakness
  • Imbalance – a hesitant or jerky gait
  • Bladder dysfunction and incontinence

Some conditions such as carpal tunnel, neuropathy, and ataxia have similar symptoms of spinal disorders. Your physician will work with you and the Inova Spine Program team to make an accurate diagnosis and treatment plan for your condition.

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