Spine

Back pain is one of the most common complaints which contributes to missed work days, reduced quality of life, and an inability to perform everyday activities. Back, lower-back, and neck ailments vary greatly in severity and degeneration, patient by patient, requiring a thorough exam for proper diagnosis.

When conservative methods – such as R.I.C.E. (Rest, Ice, Compression, and Elevation), lower back exercises, physical therapy, or pain medications – do not alleviate pain, surgical intervention may be indicated. Spine surgery today allows many patients to return to their active lifestyles in as little as three weeks.

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