An estimated 75 percent of Americans will experience neck and back pain during their lifetime. It is typically a result of an injury or trauma, a disorder such as degenerative disc disease (DDD), a tumor, osteoporosis, or arthritis. Conditions commonly linked to neck and back pain include:
The root cause of neck and back pain may vary from complications during daily activities, a hereditary or congenital abnormality, or anatomical changes that take place during the natural aging process.
The duration and intensity of neck and back pain varies. It can be displayed as:
While anyone can develop neck and back pain, these factors may put you at greater risk:
If you are experiencing any of the above symptoms, you should consult a physician for an accurate diagnosis. A majority of neck and back pain patients don’t require surgery and find pain relief from conservative methods, such as:
If symptoms don’t improve, your physician may suggest spinal surgery. Minimally invasive spine surgery often offers relief with a lower risk for complications and a potentially faster recovery. Call 330.835.5533 for an appointment with a Summa spine specialist now.
For more information, download the neck and back pain brochure or view this video.