Back & Neck

back and neck

Few things can hijack your well-being like back or neck pain, making finding relief a priority. At 7 Springs Orthopedics, the team of musculoskeletal experts has extensive experience helping their patients get back to active lives, free from debilitating back and neck pain.

Your neck has 7 small vertebrae, all surrounded and bolstered by soft tissue, to support your head. Neck pain can stem from a vertebral or soft tissue problem, including:

  • Whiplash
  • Strain, sprains, and spasms
  • Disc issues, such as ruptures and herniations
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Cervical stenosis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Anterolisthesis
  • Retrolisthesis
  • Torticollis

Because of its burden, your back can develop a number of conditions that cause pain and limit function, including:

  • Strains, sprains, and spasms
  • Disc issues, such as bulges and herniation
  • Degenerative diseases, such as degenerative disc and joint disease, spinal stenosis (central canal and foraminal)
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Compression and spinous process fractures
  • Facet problems, including arthritis, hypertrophy, and arthropathy
  • An annular tear
  • Bone spurs
  • Spondylosis or pars defect
  • Spondylolisthesis, anterolisthesis, and retrolisthesis
  • Ankylosing spondylitis and bamboo spine
  • Scheuermann’s disease

Common symptoms may include:

  • Numbness
  • Tingling
  • Muscle Spasms
  • Radiating pain
  • Difficulty sleeping due to pain
  • Headaches

Each of our many locations of 7 Springs Orthopedics is equipped with the latest diagnostic tools to help your provider find the underlying cause of your back or neck pain, including on-site imaging.

Once your provider identifies the problem, they typically start out conservatively when treating your back or neck issue, only becoming more aggressive if the pain persists. Treatments include:

  • Physical therapy
  • Regenerative medicine
  • Spinal adjustments
  • Corticosteroid injections
  • Bracing
  • Medications

If your problem requires surgical intervention, such as spinal fusion or discectomy, 7 Springs Orthopedics has board-certified orthopedic surgeons on staff who can help you find a long-lasting solution to relieve your chronic pain.

What Causes Back Pain?

Reports show that 80% of Americans experience some degree of back pain, namely in the low back, at some point in their lives. These staggering numbers are not surprising if you consider the enormous role your back plays in supporting your entire body while also providing freedom of movement. Further, your back is incredibly complex and involves a number of components that all need to work together to provide you with support. A problem in a small area can have a cascading effect on your entire body, making medical intervention necessary.

When Should I See a Provider for Back or Neck Pain?

If you’re experiencing pain in your neck or back, or radiculopathy, which means the pain is radiating down your arms or legs, you should see an orthopedic specialist at 7 Springs. And pain isn’t the only sign that something may be wrong — if you’re feeling numbness or tingling in your limbs, which is called paresthesia, this could also be a sign that something is wrong in your back or neck.

Don’t suffer from back or neck pain longer than you have to. Call your nearest 7 Springs Orthopedics, or use our online booking tool to schedule an appointment.