Back pain seems to be a common problem today for many people. Lower back pain affects as many as 80% of adults during their lives.
Patients with back pain are evaluated to determine any underlying neurological or structural causes, and if such causes are found, a personalized treatment plan is created.
Neck or Back Pain Diagnosed
Your skilled neurosurgical team may use a number of diagnostic tests to determine the cause of your neck or back pain. Depending on whether you have bone disease or problems with disc or nerves, your doctor may order an X-ray, CT scan or MRI to diagnose a problem.
Causes of Neck or Back Pain
- Herniated disk
- Disk degeneration
- Spinal stenosis (narrowing)
- Infections or tumors
- Spinal deformity
Since spinal disorders can be complex, our patients are carefully evaluated to identify the problem and determine the appropriate treatment procedure.
Intervention may require surgical or non-surgical treatment. Whatever the treatment, our focus is to restore the greatest possible mobility. Here are some available options:
Spinal stimulators: Electrical pulse on the surface of the spinal cord to reduce pain
Pain pump: Attached pump delivers medication directly to the area of pain
Kyphoplasty: Minimally invasive surgery for treating compression fractures caused by osteoporosis or cancer
Herniated disc micro-surgery: May restore degenerated disc space to or near its original height
Your doctor may recommend conservative treatments options that include anti-inflammatory medications, physical therapy, activity modifications, or injections.
Surgery may be an option if you still experience pain. It is important to speak with your doctor about your options, what procedures are recommended and why.
Neck and Back Surgical Options
- Minimally invasive procedures
Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
This procedure is used to treat spinal disorders such as fractures, tumors, compressed nerves, and other conditions that put pressure on the spinal cord.