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Why Should I See an Orthopedic Specialist for Neck, Back, and Spine Care?
The spine care specialists at IBJI use the latest diagnostic tools and techniques to treat acute and chronic conditions of the back, neck, and spine. We take a comprehensive approach to your care and always use conservative treatments to reduce pain and restore your mobility before discussing surgical options.
Conditions, Disorders, and Injuries
The spine care experts at IBJI have an in-depth understanding of the various causes of neck, back, and spine pain. They’ll listen to your concerns, do a thorough exam to diagnose your condition or injury, and create an optimal care plan to help you meet your goals.
Causes of Neck, Back, and Spine Pain
- Arthritis: Osteoarthritis
- Broken Spine (Fracture)
- Cervical Stenosis
- Chronic Back Pain
- Compressed Spinal Nerves
- Congenital Differences
- Degenerative Disc Disease
- Facet Joint Pain
- Foraminal Stenosis
- Herniated Disc
- Lumbar Stenosis
- Lumbar Strain
- Myofascial Pain
- Neck Fracture
- Neck Sprain
- Nerve Injuries
- Nerve Irritation
- Nerve Root Pain
- Overuse Injuries
- Pinched Nerves
- Poor Posture
- Post-surgical Neck or Back Pain
- Spinal Cord Compression
- Spinal Cord Injury
- Spinal (Synovial) Cyst
- Spinal Deformity
- Spinal Fracture
- Spinal Instability
- Spinal Stenosis
- Spine Trauma/Injury
- Traumatic Injury
Neck, Back, and Spine Treatments
IBJI’s experienced spine care team specializes in today's most advanced surgical and non-surgical treatment options. They will consider your unique needs and lifestyle as they create a customized care plan to relieve your neck, back, and spine pain and help you live better.
- Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion (ACDF)
- Cervical Corpectomy
- Cervical Laminoplasty
- Disc Replacement
- Endoscopic Spine Surgery
- Herniated Disc Surgery (Microdiscectomy)
- Minimally-Invasive Lumbar Microdecompression
- Spinal Fusion (Cervical)
- Spinal Fusion (Lumbar)
- Spinal Decompression
- Spine Stabilization
- Surgical Drainage (Debridement)
- Vertebral Augmentation
Back to Life Clinic for Neck and Back Pain
IBJI’s Back to Life Clinic provides hands-on care to relieve acute neck and back pain immediately. We take a non-traditional approach to neck and back care and offer a more efficient alternative to the chiropractor or emergency room.
The providers at Back to Life will work with you to design a customized care plan that fits your life, with no pressure to schedule multiple appointments.
FAQs about Neck, Back, and Spine Care
If your back or neck pain has lasted longer than three to five days or is severe, you should see a physician. Back pain is classified as either acute, subacute, or chronic. Acute back pain lasts less than a month, subacute lasts over a month but less than three months, and chronic pain lasts over three months.
An IBJI spine care specialist can diagnose conditions and injuries of the neck, back, and spine. They will work with you to develop a back and neck care plan to relieve your pain.
While there are many potential causes of back pain, they often have no obvious cause, such as an injury.
Some of the most common causes of back pain without injury are:
- Muscle spasms
- Osteoporosis or small compression fractures
- Arthritis causing the canal around the spinal cord to narrow
- Bulging or herniated discs
- Stress and depression
Conditions like osteoarthritis of the spine cause a breakdown in the facet joints and/or discs, where the vertebrae join and eventually cause the formation of bony growths called spurs. These spurs can press on your nerves, causing pain.
Most arthritis back pain occurs in the lower back. You may also experience swelling and stiffness in your back if arthritis is the cause.
Carrying excess body weight can cause damage or injury to your spine. This damage can lead to osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, compression fractures, degenerative disc disease, spinal stenosis, and many other spinal conditions. Unfortunately, back pain is a symptom all these conditions have in common.
Check out this collection of videos for more information about some of the most common problems diagnosed and treated by IBJI’s neck, back, and spine care specialists.