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Most Back and Neck Pain Will Respond to Non-Surgical Treatment Options
Our specialists work with you to determine the best treatment option(s) for your back or neck condition. For many of our patients, treatment does not include surgery.
The key to managing back or neck pain is to locate its source. For example:
Back pain accompanied by hip pain could originate from the lumbar
spine, and not be the result of a primary joint problem of the hip
Pain in your neck can be caused by a shoulder injury.
Neck-related disc disease could be felt as shoulder and arm pain.
Once the pain’s source is pinpointed, your specialist will develop an
individualized treatment plan for you.
If you are a candidate for a spinal injection to help relieve your pain, we've developed these materials to help you understand what to expect. If you still have questions, please call us at 617-754-9000.
A physiatrist (pronounced fizee-a-trist) specializes in diagnosing and caring
for spine and musculoskeletal disorders, such as disc
herniations, back arthritis, and fractures or tumors of the
spine, through non-surgical means:
Minimally invasive procedures
The Spine Center's physiatrists collaborate with our
neurosurgeons, orthopaedic surgeons and pain management
specialists to decide whether each patient would benefit from
non-operative treatment instead of surgery.