Alleviating Pain and Regaining Function

If you suffer from neck or back pain, you are not alone. It is one of the most common medical problems, affecting eigth out of ten people at some point during their lives.

Although neck and back pain often goes away on its own or with over-the-counter medications, if it lasts longer than a couple of days, you should see a doctor. Neck and back pain requires careful, systematic evaluation to determine the cause and optimal treatment.

At Mercy Health, our expert team of physicians, surgeons, nurses, therapists and other orthopaedic professionals has the knowledge, experience and technology to help patients recover and be pain free as quickly as possible. Surgery is avoided whenever possible, but sometimes surgery is the only option for complete pain relief.

Our goal is to return all patients to normal function – free of pain – as quickly, compassionately and safely as possible.

Some of the neck & back conditions treated by the experts at Mercy Health include:

  • Muscle strain and spasm
  • Disk herniation
  • Fractures
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Spinal cord trauma
  • Whiplash

Treatments include:

  • Medication management
  • Injections
  • Acupuncture and manipulation
  • Bracing
  • Exercise therapy
  • Surgery such as fusion, disc replacement, discectomy and bone graft