Back and Neck Pain

Long-Term Relief from Back And Neck Pain Is Possible With The Professionals at Houston Physicians’ Hospital

Upper back and neck pain are two of the most common–and most debilitating—conditions in the country. Over 80% of the population suffers from back pain at some point in their lives. In addition, over 30% of U.S. adults endure varying levels of neck pain each year.

Back pain ranges from mild aching to severe pain that restricts movement. Similarly, neck pain triggers numbness and tingling that can lead to sharp pain.

Over time, some may experience a combination of neck and back pain extending from the lower back to the neck. If left untreated, neck and back pain restricts mobility and can cause chronic pain.

People with an unhealthy Body-Mass Index (BMI) and those who smoke are at a greater risk of developing chronic neck and back pain.

Causes of Back and Neck Pain

  • Poor posture (slouching, hunching over a computer screen)
  • Sports injury
  • Lifting heavy objects without care
  • Improper sleep positioning
  • External trauma
  • Nerve compression
  • Muscle or ligament strain
  • Ruptured disks
  • Osteoporosis

While uncommon, individuals with skeletal irregularities like scoliosis are susceptible to developing lower back pain that extends to the neck. In addition, certain diseases—cancer, arthritis, and meningitis—increase the risk of developing chronic neck pain. If you suffer from back or neck pain, see your doctor immediately.

Common Symptoms

  • Sharp pain (localized or covering a large area)
  • Muscle ache and tightness
  • Headaches
  • Shooting pain following certain movements
  • Stiff neck or back
  • General soreness
  • Trouble lifting objects of moderate weight

Our Treatments and Programs for Neck and Back Pain Through the Spine Solutions Center

The team of surgeons, specialists, and physicians in the Spine Solutions Center at Houston Physicians’ Hospital examine each case in careful detail to recommend the best course of treatment for each patient. By understanding each patient’s problems, lifestyle, and physiology, we can determine whether the condition requires medication, therapy, a surgical procedure, or a combination thereof.

Our team has extensive experience in orthopedic surgical procedures, pain management, and physical therapy that relieve spinal pain caused by back and neck stress. While we prioritize treating the condition with non-invasive procedures, our surgical options and related therapies have provided long-term relief in patients suffering from nerve root or spinal cord compression requiring extensive correction.

With our state-of-the-art technology and the latest insights in medical research, we offer effective, innovative, and cutting-edge treatment plans that allow for patients to resume regular activity without persistent neck and back pain.

If you or someone you know suffers from chronic neck or back pain, talk to your doctor. Our team of neck and back pain specialists includes orthopedic surgeons and neurosurgeons who serve Southeast Texas—including South Houston, Clear Lake, Webster, League City, and Galveston.