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Back and Neck Care

Orthopedic Treatment Team

Members of your treatment team may include an orthopedic surgeon, a rheumatologist, and a physical therapist.

Evaluation Procedures for Orthopedic Problems

To help the orthopedist determine your treatment, you'll need a physical exam, a medical history profile, and a description of symptoms.

Treatment Plans

For most orthopedic disorders and injuries, more than one form of treatment may be appropriate.

Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation

The goal of musculoskeletal rehab is to help you return to the highest level of function and independence possible.

Back and Neck Pain

Back and neck pain can interfere with your ability to function. Overuse, overweight, and other problems can cause back and neck pain.

Put a Stop to Nerve Injuries Called Stingers

Stingers occur when the shoulder and head go in opposite directions, the head is moved quickly to one side, or the area above the collarbone is hit.

5 Exercises to Prevent an Aching Neck

Although neck pain can be the result of stress, age, or injury, it is most often associated with poor posture.

Find Relief for Back Pain

Being overweight—especially having excess abdominal fat—strains the lower back. Lack of exercise, poor posture, and sitting too much can also weaken and stress back muscles.

Reduce Your Risk for Low Back Pain

Lose weight if you need to, quit smoking, and ease the stress in your life. All these steps can keep your back pain-free.

Neck Pain

Your neck is at risk for injury because of its location and range-of-motion. Neck pain can be caused by injury, age, or inflammatory disorders.