Neurological Causes Of Neck And Back Pain
There can be many reasons as to why you are experiencing pain in your neck and back. The worst thing you can do is self-diagnose. Although back and neck pain does not always require medical attention, you should see our neurologist at the Neurology Center of Excellence in the Villages, FL who can better diagnose your pain and provide treatment. A lot of people are under the misconception that they do not need to see a specialized doctor when they experience pain but back and neck pain can cause you to slow down and reduce your quality of life. Our neurologist in Lady Lake, Dr. Sheri Bisby, will be able to help you understand the cause of your pain and treat it.
Causes Of Neck And Back Pain
The question remains, “If I have back or neck pain and don’t want surgery, should I visit a doctor anyway?” The answer is yes. You absolutely should see a doctor when you experience these types of pain because if left untreated, more serious issues may arise. The purpose of seeing a doctor early is to prevent any further problems that may require surgery. There are a number of causes of back and neck pain including:
- Compressed nerves
- Ruptured discs
- Back strain
- Changes in the shape of the spine
- Injured muscles, joints, ligaments, or bones
These are just a few of the causes of back and neck pain. If you have these issues or similar symptoms, you need to visit our Lady Lake neurologist patients trust.
How Is It Treated?
Most people with back and neck pain can recover without surgery. Some treatment options Dr. Bisby may present to you include medication, anti-inflammatory drugs, steroid injections, rest, and physical therapy. The goal is to catch the pain as soon as possible so that we do not have to consider surgery. If surgery needs to be done, you are in great hands. If a surgery is necessary, discs may be removed or part of the spine may be fused.
I Have Back/Neck Pain But Don’t Want Surgery or Narcotics. Is There Any Point in Going to a Doctor?
ABSOLUTELY! There are cheap/insurance-covered non-narcotic treatment options that work, including injections in our office! Don’t pay money for treatments not covered by insurance. Don’t live with pain that limits your life…no referral needed!
Our neurologist in Lady Lake is an expert when it comes to back and neck pain. She will always do everything she can to diagnose and treat you while answering any and all questions you may have about your pain. To schedule an appointment, call the Neurology Center of Excellence at 352-750-6387 or visit our website! Ncexcellence.com