Dr. Kamal Thapar, MD., PhD., FRCSC., FAANS
1200 Oakleaf Way, Suite A, Altoona, WI 54720
In some cases, patients are referred from their primary care provider with an established diagnosis. Listed below are the more common conditions that we treat.
Rheumatoid arthritis of the spine
In other cases, patients come to us with certain symptoms, and we will initiate investigations to determine their cause. This begins with taking a complete history of the patient and performing a physical examination. Certain tests may then be ordered, including imaging studies (MRI scan, CT scan, X-rays, EMG) in order to better evaluate what is causing an individual’s symptoms.
Neck stiffness/decreased range of motion
Weakness in arms/hands
Clumsiness/loss of dexterity
Numbness/tingling/burning in arms/hands
Leg, foot, ankle weakness
Weakness on one side of body or other
Numbness on one side of body or other