Spine (Neck and Back) Pain
Are You Searching for Neck and Back Pain Relief?
At Orthopedic Centers of America, we understand that spine or chronic neck and back pain can stop you from carrying out your daily activities, and we are here to help. By matching you with a highly skilled orthopedic specialist with the experience and knowledge you can trust, you will be taking an important step to regaining your mobility.
What is Back Pain?
Spine, back and neck pain can be understood as falling into three categories defined by their location. The upper part of the spine is called the cervical area, and pain may be felt in the neck, upper back, shoulders and arms. Secondly, pain felt in the middle section of the back is the thoracic region. Thirdly, pain in the lower back, or lumbar area, may also be experienced in the gluteal muscles, hips and legs. If you wish to learn more about the various diseases and conditions associated with back pain, visit our specialty site at Back Pain Centers of America.
If chronic spine, neck and back pain cause you to alter your lifestyle, you are not alone. Orthopedic Centers of America is here to help. Call one of our patient coordinators today at 1-888-549-0835. It is free, easy and could be one of the best things you do for yourself!
What Causes Spine Pain in the Neck and Back?
Because there are many causes for neck and back pain, it is especially important to have your pain evaluated by a highly trained orthopedic specialist. Orthopedic Centers of America is not involved in prescribing narcotics for pain to mask the symptoms. Instead, the physicians seek to address the underlying cause of pain rather than covering the pain with the use of medications. In this manner, the spine specialist will collaborate with you to develop a personalized treatment plan you are comfortable with to help you find relief from pain and regain mobility and movement.
Pain commonly results from repeated minor injuries adding up as the years go by, causing degenerative changes in the neck and spine. With advanced knowledge, combined with experience you can trust, our spine specialists will be able to target the source of your pain and provide you with options to get you moving again. In many cases, the doctor will help you understand how to protect your neck and back from further degeneration.
Several common reasons and risk factors for neck and back pain are:
- Accidents and injuries
- Improperly lifting heavy objects
- Poor posture, especially at computer screens
- Sports injuries
- Being overweight
- Abnormal wear and tear
- Repetitive movements
Additional reasons for neck and back pain may be due to:
- Herniated Disc
- Spinal Stenosis
- Spinal Compression Fractures
- Facet Syndrome
- SI Joint Dysfunction
- Post Laminectomy Syndrome
- Annular Tears
- More Conditions
When Should You See a Spine Specialist?
If an injury or chronic pain does not respond to over the counter pain medicines such as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), disrupts your sleep and/or daily activities, then you should see an orthopedic spine specialist.
We understand how important your health and mobility is to your quality of life, and we will match you with a nationally recognized spine specialist in your area. An accurate diagnosis combined with a compassionate, personalized treatment plan can help you start the healing process immediately.
Orthopedic Centers of America’s network of spine specialists are chosen for their advanced training and experience in diagnosis and those innovative technologies that may provide non-surgical treatment options for your injury or chronic pain. They are dedicated to resolving your pain in the most conservative manner possible so you can get back to work or the activities you enjoy.
Regenerative medicine, an emerging field that offers additional options, harnesses the body’s capability to heal itself. Injections of Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) derived from your blood may be one option your spine specialist discusses with you.
In those cases, however, where surgery is necessary, state-of-the-art minimally invasive techniques are used to minimize your hospital stay and recuperation time. Most surgical procedures can be completed as an outpatient followed by a post-operative appointment for the doctor to monitor your healing process and make recommendations.
Some of the most common non-surgical treatment options are:
- Physical Therapy
- PRP Injections
- Epidurals in Lumbar or Thoracic areas
- Facet joint injections
- Nerve conduction studies
Common minimally-invasive surgical treatment options are:
- Decompression surgery
- Stabilization surgery
Your doctor and staff care about your personal comfort and work to put you at ease and provide the answers to your questions for a satisfying patient experience while producing better outcomes that get you moving again!