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Neck & Back Pain

Neck & Back Pain services offered in Jacksonville, Gainesville, Lake Worth, Pensacola, Tallahassee and PANAMA CITY, FL, Brunswick, Savannah and Pooler, GA and Bluffton, Greenville and North Charleston, SC

At Medicus Spine & Joint, the well-known team of expert pain specialists provides personalized, state-of-the-art treatments designed to not only relieve neck and back pain but also improve function and empower patients to live more active lives. With five locations and growing, the practice has offices in Brunswick, Georgia; Mount Pleasant and Bluffton, South Carolina; and Gainesville and Jacksonville, Florida. Call the office nearest you to schedule a consultation or book one online today.

Neck & Back Pain Q & A

How common is neck and back pain?

Among adults, 20% to 70% will experience neck pain, and 60% to 80% will experience back pain that interferes with their daily living. Additionally, neck and back pain consistently rank in the top five disabling disorders in the United States.

If you have tingling or numbness, severe pain that does not improve with rest and medication, weakness, pain, or numbness in your legs, fever, unintentional weight loss, difficulty urinating, or pain after a fall, it’s time to see a healthcare provider. Often, neck and back pain will improve with proper care.

What causes neck and back pain?

Even with today’s advanced technology, the exact cause of neck and back pain can be difficult to pinpoint. In many cases, the pain may have various causes, such as:

  • Strenuous activity
  • Improper use or overuse
  • Heavy lifting and repetitive twisting
  • Injury or trauma
  • Tension or muscle spasm
  • Compression fractures
  • Strain or sprain
  • Muscle and ligament tears
  • Infection
  • Osteoporosis
  • Arthritis or joint problems
  • Slipped disk (herniated disk)
  • Abnormal growth such as bone spur or tumor
  • Congenital (born with)

Neck and back pain can emerge intensely and suddenly. Chronic pain lasts for weeks, months, and even years. The pain might be constant or come and go. If you’re in pain, don’t hesitate to contact Medicus Spine & Joint. The highly skilled and compassionate team can help.

Is surgery my only option for chronic neck and back pain?

If you have chronic neck and back pain, surgery is far from your only solution. In fact, lots of people have better results from less invasive treatments, such as chiropractic care, physical therapy, and holistic methods like acupuncture.

Targeted injections are another nonsurgical approach that can offer fast pain relief for as long as several months. Injection options include:

 

  • Nerve blocks
  • Corticosteroid injections
  • Corticosteroid injections into the facet joints
  • Trigger point injections
  • Transforaminal epidurals
  • Translaminar epidurals

For serious spine problems, the team of experts at Medicus Spine & Joint provides advanced treatments such as neural flossing, epidural neurolysis of adhesions, and radiofrequency ablation.

Consider seeing the experts at Medicus Spine & Joint to discuss the less invasive, targeted, and effective treatments that can improve your quality of life. Call the office to schedule your consultation or request one online today.