Neck Pain – Back Pain
For those patients that have persistent or recurrent back or spine pain, non-operative care is extremely effective. Our pain specialists will exhaust all means to help you avoid surgery, unless absolutely medically indicated.
Our physicians treat the following spine conditions:
- Low back pain
- Neck pain
- Herniated discs
- Degenerated discs
- Pinched nerves
- Sciatica and radiculopathy
- Facet joint arthritis
- Spinal stenosis
- Thoracic pain
- Compression fractures
- Stress fractures
- Arthritis of the spine
What Conditions Cause Neck Pain? A Neck Pain Specialist Answers
Neck pain is typically structural, linked to injury, and in some instances, linked to medical conditions. Our neck pain physicians routinely see pain-causing injuries resulting from strained muscles or ligaments, lifting something too heavy or with poor form, or a muscle spasm.
Structural problems that could cause neck pain include ruptured or bulging discs, pinched nerves, or arthritis. Some people may cause their own neck and back pain through their own behaviors, like having poor posture, having jobs that require them to stand or sit all day, or having poor form when lifting a heavy object.
Your neck pain physician will first want to find the underlying cause of the pain, so that a treatment plan can be formulated.
Our Back Pain Specialists Discuss Cause
Like neck pain, back pain is often caused by an injury or linked to some other medical condition. Our physicians have treated patients whose injuries were the result of ligament or muscle strain. Even lifting objects that are too heavy, or with improper form, can cause back injury or muscle spasm.
Structural problems that routinely cause back pain include sciatica, arthritis, and bulging or ruptured disks. Back pain may also be the result of behaviors that are self-imposed. Having poor posture or a job that forces you to stand or sit throughout the day are two such examples.
After discussing the nature of your pain, your physician will seek to diagnose the root cause.
How Do We Treat Neck and Back Pain?
As illustrated above, there are many different causes of back pain. Sometime our pain specialists oversee scenarios where pain issues resolve on their own. If the situation persists medical diagnosis and treatment are needed.
The same holds true for neck pain. If relief isn’t forthcoming, your neck pain physician will pursue a management plan that focuses on treatment and full recovery.
The underlying cause of pain can be difficult to diagnose so most physicians focus on treating the symptoms to help their patients lead a pain free life. Treatment can range from medication and injections to physical therapy. Studies have shown that regular exercise has a positive effect on the reduction of back pain. Maintaining a healthy diet and weight can also help.
Let Our Dedicated Team of Physicians Help You Feel Better
Dealing with ongoing pain is more than a nuisance because it can rob you of life’s pleasures. At EMA, we are dedicated to helping our patients find relief, so that they can get the most out of life. Contact our office today and put your trust in our team of dedicated, experienced, and highly qualified pain management physicians.