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Spine Conditions We Treat

Are you experiencing back or neck pain and want to figure out what's wrong? Or maybe you already have a diagnosis and want to explore a second opinion or treatment options. 

Either way, you'll find the answers and support you need at our nationally recognized Spine Program. Our multidisciplinary team treats every kind of spine condition, from common issues like sciatica and slipped discs to complex spinal curvatures. You receive personalized care from a highly skilled team.

When should I see a doctor for back pain?

People often think that back or neck pain is just something they have to live with. But when a spine condition keeps you from doing the activities you love, it’s time to get help. Back and neck pain can also be signs of medical conditions that need urgent care. 

Our spine experts include physiatrists (doctors with specialized training in physical medicine and rehabilitation), spine surgeons, physical therapists and pain specialists. We learn how symptoms affect your quality of life and tailor treatment to your needs, goals and preferences. 

It’s time to see a doctor for back or neck pain if: 

  • Symptoms haven’t improved after two weeks of self-care.
  • Tingling or weakness in your arms or legs accompanies pain.
  • You have difficulty working, exercising or doing everyday activities.
  • You’ve recently had a non-traumatic back injury, such as a muscle strain.

Seek emergency medical care if you have back pain and you: 

  • Experience weakness in your legs.
  • Have difficulty controlling your bladder or bowels.
  • Develop a fever.
  • Are unsteady on your feet.
  • Have a history of cancer, especially in your prostate, breast or lung.

Spine disorders we treat

We treat the full range of spine disorders, including: 

Diagnostic testing for back and neck pain

An accurate back pain diagnosis is the first step toward relief. We do a careful review of your symptoms and medical history. It’s important to tell us exactly where you feel pain and what activities make pain worse. We’ll also ask you about the severity of the pain and whether it feels sharp, dull, burning or tingling. 

We perform a physical exam to check the shape and structure of your spine. We may ask you to perform certain movements, such as bending over or lifting your legs, to test your strength and reflexes. 

In some cases, we do imaging exams to assess spine conditions. We reserve these tests for back pain related to cancer, a fracture, infection or spinal cord compression. Imaging won’t show the cause of common back or neck conditions, such as simple low back pain, so it’s usually not necessary.

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Contact us to learn more about the Spine Program or to schedule an appointment with a specialist.