Our back, neck, and spine providers at Catalyst Medical Group are recognized experts in the diagnosis and treatment of back, neck, and spine injuries and conditions.

The spine is a highly complex and critical component of the human body, protecting the spinal cord while offering strength, structure, and flexibility.

The spine’s ability to provide support and mobility simultaneously makes it more susceptible to injury. Understanding and adhering to proper posture and lifting techniques can help decrease your chance of sustaining a back injury, such as a fracture, herniated disc, or strained muscle. However, not all causes of back pain are as easily preventable.

The majority of back pain symptoms arise from inflammation due to an acute injury or overuse of the muscles, joints, or tendons. Pain can also arise from a chronic or degenerative condition or from conditions that may spontaneously occur, such as disc herniations.

Since spine injuries can affect virtually any body part, there is a wide range of conditions and injuries encompassed by back pain, thereby causing a wide range of symptoms. 

From cervical spondylotic myelopathy and cervical disc herniations to spondylolisthesis and sciatica, back pain can be the result of a serious condition.

If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms, it’s important to seek treatment from a specialist.

  • Pain that radiates from the neck to the arm/hand
  • Pain that radiates from the back to the leg/foot
  • Pain that increases in the back, leg, or foot with standing or walking and is relieved by sitting
  • Pain following heavy lifting, especially if you have osteoporosis
  • Numbness, tingling, or weakness in the hands, arms, or legs
  • Nerve or dexterity problems in the arms and hands
  • Radiating pain to the arm or hand
  • Sensory disturbance/sensitivity of the arms and legs
  • Arm or hand clumsiness or numbness
  • Weakness in a specific area of the leg or arm
  • If associated with incontinence, go to the emergency room

Our spine doctor at Catalyst Medical Group’s Lewiston Orthopedics, Dr. Gregory Dietrich, understands that damage to the spinal cord is not only disruptive to everyday activities but also potentially devastating to those affected. Spine conditions and injuries should be examined by a spine specialist for proper diagnosis.

Before considering surgical treatment options, Dr. Dietrich implements nonsurgical methods first. If surgery is necessary for you to obtain the best results, our spine doctor will use the safest and latest surgical methods proven to restore function and mobility.

To consult with our spine doctor at Lewiston Orthopedics, please request an appointment online or call (208) 743-3523.

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Catalyst Medical Group in Lewiston, Idaho, offers walk-in care seven days a week with extended evening hours, providing quality, cost-effective treatment for unexpected injuries or illnesses.

Monday – Friday: 7:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

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Why Choose Catalyst Medical Group?

A part of Catalyst Medical Group, Lewiston Orthopedics is the region's most preferred orthopedic practice. Our specialty-trained providers are proud to serve our community and provide experienced and compassionate orthopedic treatments to patients through our offices in Lewiston and Moscow. Our spine providers have completed additional training, specifically in the back, neck, and spine. With this advanced training, Dr. Gregory Dietrich and Rychael Morton, PA-C, have the experience and expertise to properly assess, diagnose, and treat your spine injury or condition.

To consult with our spine providers at Lewiston Orthopedics, please request an appointment online or call (208) 743-3523.