Neck & Back Pain
As anyone who has ever lifted heavy objects can tell you, neck and back pain is no picnic. But the good news is this type of ache is usually the result of temporary muscle strain and is typically short-lived.
But for patients who suffer from chronic neck or back pain, its cumulative effect can completely disrupt your life. When the pain becomes too great, or daily living too impaired, many seek professional help.
At the Joint Replacement Institute in Naples, Florida, our orthopedic specialists and interventional pain management doctor are skilled and experienced in successfully treating neck and back pain. There are many nonsurgical treatments that can effectively reduce or eliminate your symptoms. In fact, it is rare that surgery is required to treat back pain. For the millions of Americans who suffer from neck and back pain, other treatment methods are usually successful in bringing them relief.
Common Causes of Neck and Back Pain
When you experience pain in your neck or back, it may be due a wide range of diseases, disorders, and conditions, including:
Treatment of your neck or back pain will vary depending on the cause of your pain and intensity of your symptoms. Typical strategies include medication, physical therapy methods including traction, steroid injections and other pain management approaches, as well as protective or supportive devices such as neck collars and back braces.
At the Joint Replacement Institute, our providers will carefully assess your symptoms and health, and work with you to come up with a treatment plan that is appropriate for your unique situation.
The Importance of Good Posture
Improper posture can add unnecessary stress on your back and neck. To help prevent neck or back pain, make sure you sit, stand, and lift in ways that don’t strain your muscles. Change your position often and take breaks because sitting or standing in the same position can strain your neck and back.
- Sitting – Keep your feet flat on the floor in front of you, so that your knees and hips are at the same level.
- Standing – If you must stand for long periods of time, rest one foot on a slightly elevated surface to lighten the load on your back.
- Lifting – Be sure you bend at the knees, allowing the muscles in your legs to engage and help lift. Don’t twist or turn while lifting; lift first, then turn.
Neck and Back Pain Treatments in Naples, FL
Back pain is incredibly common, but did you know that most people can find relief without surgery? Find out what your nonsurgical treatment options are by calling the Joint Replacement Institute in Naples, Florida, at (239) 261-2663. You can also request an appointment now.