NovaSpine Pain Institute
Pain Management in Sun City, Sun City West, Glendale and Gilbert, Arizona
Neck and back pain are common, affecting millions of adults in the United States. If you experience pain in your neck or back, the pain management doctors at NovaSpine Pain Institute in Sun City West, Sun City, Gilbert, and Glendale, Arizona, offer simple solutions. They use physical therapy, injections, and other minimally invasive procedures to minimize discomfort and restore the quality of your life. Schedule an appointment with NovaSpine Pain Institute by phone or use the online contact form to learn more about neck and back pain options.
Neck & Back Pain Q & A
What is neck and back pain?
Neck and back pain involve discomfort in any part of your neck or back. Sometimes the pain goes away on its own without treatment.
In other cases, medical intervention is necessary to relieve pain and prevent complications. The team of pain specialists at NovaSpine Pain Institute offers many options for pain management.
What symptoms suggest neck and back pain?
The symptoms you experience with neck or back pain vary based on the type and severity of your injury. You could notice:
- Dull, aching pain
- Sharp, shooting or stabbing pain
- Pain when driving or working at a computer
- Limited range of motion
- Muscle tightness or spasms
- Pain radiating down your leg
- Pain that improves with reclining
- Pain that gets worse with standing, walking, lifting, or bending
If neck or back pain doesn’t get better on its own after a few days or if the pain is severe, check in with your pain doctor to find out its cause and get treatment.
What causes neck and back pain?
Many things can contribute to neck or back pain. Examples include:
- Muscle or ligament strains
- Pinched nerves
- Sports injuries
- Bulging or ruptured discs
- Worn joints
- Skeletal irregularities
- Nerve compression
To determine what’s causing your discomfort, pain management physicians at NovaSpine Pain Institute review your symptoms and medical history and examine you. They can use blood and/or specialized imaging tests to diagnose your condition.
How is neck and back pain treated?
Many treatments are available at NovaSpine Pain Institute to relieve neck and back pain. Your doctor develops a personalized treatment plan just for you. They might recommend:
Physical therapists at NovaSpine Pain Institute use advanced physical therapy techniques to stretch and strengthen muscles and ligaments in your neck and back to relieve pain and prevent further injuries.
Your doctor might use medication management to ease chronic neck or back pain while you heal from an injury.
Your pain specialist offers several pain injections that relieve neck and back pain. Steroid injections reduce inflammation and the pain associated with it. Nerve blocks help block pain signals caused by certain nerves, while trigger point injections work to break up tense muscle fibers and reduce muscle spasms.
Kyphoplasty, also called vertebroplasty, is a minimally invasive procedure your doctor uses to repair fractures in your spine. They use a special needle, medical balloon, and bone cement to repair cracks and prevent further compression fractures.
Don’t let chronic neck or back pain negatively affect your quality of life when noninvasive and minimally invasive treatments are within reach. Schedule an appointment with NovaSpine Pain Institute over the phone or use the online contact form today.