Back & Neck Pain

Lower Back Pain

Neck Pain

The lumbar spine, more commonly referred to as the lower back, is exceedingly susceptible to injury, degeneration, and pain. In particular, your lumbar spine supports a majority of the body’s weight and movement, making it especially vulnerable to injury. Conditions such as spondylolisthesis, bulging or herniated discs, and spinal stenosis only serve to antagonize an already achy spine. Symptoms can include mild to severe localized pain, radiating pain down the legs, and tingling or stiffness in the low back.

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Our neck is the most flexible and mobile of section of our spine. Formally referred to as the cervical spine, our neck supports our head and allows for its movement. Furthermore, our head moves in a variety of directions that assist us in our everyday life. And, because we use it so much, our neck can easily become damaged with aging, overuse, or trauma. Common conditions that plague the neck include damaged discs, spinal stenosis, spondylolisthesis, and whiplash. General symptoms include pain, numbness, and immobility.

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When Back & Neck Pain Becomes A Problem

Unfortunately, everyone will experience minor back pain as a part of everyday life. Whether you slept in an awkward position, pushed it a little too hard at the gym, or awkwardly lifted that box, back pain will inevitably occur. However, given rest and time, many instances of back pain will heal naturally. Yet for a select few, chronic back pain will necessitate medical evaluation.

If your back pain becomes progressively worse or limits your functioning, seek the advice of a board-certified physician. If symptoms such as radiating pain, numbness, or immobility accompany your pain, your condition may be more serious. Don’t hesitate to request a second opinion.

In the midst of all this talk of pain and incapacitation, there is some good news. Modern medicine has developed a multitude of exciting treatment possibilities and minimally invasive interventions. Depending on the source and intensity of your back pain, you may benefit from one of the following treatment options:

Back & Neck Pain Treatment Options

Pain Management

A first step in the treatment of back pain, your physician may recommend over-the-counter medications or prescription strength pain relievers. Furthermore, if your pain is extreme, your doctor may administer corticosteroid injections to target pain at its source.

Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery

Modern advances in surgical techniques and materials have afforded many individuals lasting relief from their back pain. The battalion of minimally invasive surgical options command smaller incisions, an expedient recovery, less side effects, and a shorter hospital stay. Read more...

Physical Therapy

Working with a physical therapist can help you develop tools for combatting back pain. Developing a regimen of stretches, strength-building exercises, hot/cold therapies, and rest, you can combat the weakness that often accompanies and intensifies back pain.

Laser Spine Surgery

With state-of-the-art, minimally invasive Laser Spine Surgery, you can achieve pain relief through the use of light emission. This technique employs a bright beam of light to address and remove any damage tissues, nerves, or discs that cause your debilitating back pain. Read more...