Neck and Back Pain
Back or neck pain can occur from multiple causes and can occur acutely from a specific event (e.g. disc herniation or muscle strain) or can be more chronic in nature, related to degenerative changes that occur slowly over time (e.g. arthritis). Treatment for neck or back pain depends on the amount or duration of pain and the underlying cause but can range from nonoperative (medications, physical therapy) to operative strategies.