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Craning your neck to read your phone or slumping on the couch for multiple hours can impact your body’s alignment. Sometimes treating back and neck pain is as simple as adjusting these bad habits to improve posture. In other cases, more aggressive treatments for pain management, including cortisone injections or surgery, may be recommended.
Our orthopedic specialists provide personalized care for a wide range of back and neck conditions, including:
Back and neck pain can look different depending on what condition you’re facing. The pain might be dull, burning or sharp, and it may be limited to a small area, cover a large area or radiate down to your legs and feet. Other symptoms associated with back and neck pain may include:
Acute back and neck pain is usually experienced after an injury, while chronic back and neck pain is more long-lasting.
An orthopedic specialist can help determine what’s causing your back and neck pain through a series of diagnostic tests, X-ray, computerized tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and movement or reflex evaluations. Your provider may be able to suggest certain treatments without imaging tests, but more aggressive treatment options will require a clear picture of your spine.
Treatment options for back and neck pain depend on your specific symptoms and diagnosis. In some cases, you may find relief with rest, over-the-counter anti-inflammatories, and cold or hot packs. Your orthopedic specialist may also refer you to a neurologist for further evaluation and treatment.
At Inspira, we focus on multidisciplinary care that treats the whole person, not just your condition. Whether you’re facing an acute injury or a chronic diagnosis, our specialists can help you manage and find relief from your back pain. Our providers are experienced in advanced treatments and minimally invasive surgeries, including robotic-assisted procedures, helping to ensure you return to normal life faster.
If your pain is severe, occurs after an injury or begins suddenly, you should visit a health care provider as soon as possible. For mild or moderate pain, you should generally see a health care provider when it lasts for more than six weeks and is not improving or worsening.
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