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NECK PAIN

Neck Pain

PERSONALIZED TREATMENT FOR SPINAL CONDITIONS

While almost every person experiences back or neck pain at some point in their lives, chronic back and neck pain make life unbearable. Many things can cause back or neck pain, including injuries to the spine, vertebral disc degeneration, pinched nerves, or muscle tension. Neck pain is often caused by spine disorders such as a pinched nerve, degenerative disc disease, spondylolisthesis, or spinal stenosis. Our doctors at Minivasive Pain & Orthopedics are skilled experts in the evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of chronic back and neck pain and have specialized training in managing these conditions.

Treatment for Chronic Back or Neck Pain

Before exploring surgical treatment for chronic back or neck pain, our doctors will explore all nonsurgical options through measures like pain medication, physical therapy, or instructions for activity modification. Pain that persists longer than 6 months, or pain that lasts longer than 2 to 3 weeks if it causes weakness or numbness, may call for surgery.
  • Nonsurgical treatment for chronic back or neck pain may include pain relief medications, muscle relaxants, or corticosteroids. We may also prescribe physical therapy to relieve pain and prevent further spinal damage. If you are overweight, our doctors will help you make positive changes to lose weight, even though it is challenging if your movement is limited by pain. If you are a smoker, our doctors will strongly urge you to quit smoking, as nicotine in cigarettes directly affects the bones and their ability to heal.
  • Surgical treatment may be necessary if conservative therapies don’t provide relief, or if you have structural problems of the spine. Our spinal experts have several surgical techniques that can take pressure off a nerve to relieve back or neck pain to determine the type of surgery that would work best for you.

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