The spine is comprised of several vertebrae that connect the head to the neck, mid back and lower back. The back houses interconnecting nerves, bones, muscles, ligaments, and tendons keeping our spine in place. We use our spine for daily function including: sitting, standing, and moving.
Both the back and neck are a common source of aches and pains effecting daily life. In addition, many disorders of the spine can put pressure on the nerves and spinal cord, causing pain, numbness and weakness of the arms and/or legs (radiculopathy, stenosis and myelopathy). Some patients may experience only arm and leg symptoms without any significant back or neck pain. Injuries and conditions associated with back and neck discomfort include whiplash, disc herniations, osteoporosis, cervical or lumbar stenosis, spondylolisthesis, and other cervical, thoracic, and lumbar degenerative disorders.
Treatment of injuries and diseases of the spine requires a specialized skill-set. At Orthopedics New England, our highly skilled spine surgeon and physical medicine and rehabilitation physicians are dedicated to providing you with expert diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitative care for spine conditions through minimally invasive surgery and conservative treatment methods. Interventional spine treatments include epidural injection, facet joint injection, sacroiliac joint injection, peripheral joint injection (hip, shoulder, and knee), discography, and radiofrequency ablation to diagnose and treat a multitude of conditions.
If you have experienced a spine injury to your back or neck, or have a spine condition, Orthopedics New England has the expertise to restore your function and return you to activity as quickly as possible.
The following Orthopedics New England physicians specialize in back and neck care: