Move Better, Live Better
If you’re suffering from back pain, you’re not alone. In fact, eight out of 10 Americans will experience a lifestyle-altering episode of back pain at some point in their lives, with many of those episodes becoming recurrent. The spine care specialists and neurosurgeons at Saint Vincent Hospital are trained and experienced in providing relief.
Finding the Cause of Back Pain
While certain diseases and traumatic injury can cause back pain, common causes of back pain occur because of improper body mechanics, the prolonged repetitive use of incorrect bending or lifting techniques, poor posture or poor physical condition. At Saint Vincent Hospital, providing relief for back pain — no matter what the cause — is one of our specialties.
In addition, we understand taking care of an injured spine is more than making a diagnosis. It is the skilled, hands-on evaluation and appropriate diagnostic testing that determines the overall plan of care for you as an individual.
Treatment That Brings Relief
Our spine specialists use their clinical expertise for a quick, yet accurate, diagnosis to develop a plan of care that fits your needs. We’ll exhaust every appropriate treatment option before considering surgery. For instance, our interventional specialists treat back pain with non-surgical approaches such as medication management and injections.
However, sometimes prescribed rest, exercise, conditioning programs or physical therapy is not enough. If a surgical procedure becomes the right choice, our team of spine treatment specialists, including orthopedic specialists and neurosurgeons, are trained to effectively correct problems related to:
- Bulging discs
- Degenerative spinal conditions
- Fractures, dislocations and subluxations
- Herniated disc lesions
- Mechanical back dysfunction
- Soft tissue sprains, strains and contusions
- Spinal deformities both acquired and congenital
- Spinal stenosis
- Spondylolysis and spondylolisthesis
- Systemic diseases affecting spinal function
- Traumatic and overuse injuries to the spine
- Whiplash injuries
- Work-related back pain
To receive more information about spine care from the Center for Musculoskeletal Services, please contact us at (800) 201-0574.