Spine pain is common and may go away on its own. However, when you have ongoing spine pain that involves your neck or back, the team of interventional spine and pain management specialists at Advanced Spine and Pain Clinics in Minneapolis, Minnesota, can help. Taking a functional medicine approach to pain, they combine traditional treatments with alternative therapies to help you get long-term relief from spine pain. Call the office or schedule a consultation online today.
Spine pain refers to any discomfort that involves your neck or back. Your spine is made up of a series of bones — vertebrae — separated and cushioned by intervertebral discs and held together by joints and ligaments.
The structure and function of your spine gives you the ability to twist and bend your upper body and move your head in varying directions. The spine also protects your spinal cord and provides an exit point for the spinal nerves that go to the rest of your body.
Nearly everyone experiences some sort of back or neck pain during their life, and it’s not uncommon for this pain to come and go.
Many conditions cause spine pain. Some of the more common include:
Finding the cause of your pain is the essential first step to treating the pain.
You can expect a thorough and patient-centered evaluation when you visit Advanced Spine and Pain Clinics for help with spine pain. The team asks detailed questions about your symptoms, including the type of pain, when it started, and the activities that make it worse.
They review your medical history and perform a physical exam. The team may also request imaging studies and bloodwork to confirm or rule out a diagnosis. They may also perform a discography, which is an imaging test that helps find abnormal discs.
The team at Advanced Spine and Pain Clinics customizes your treatment for spine pain based on the cause.
Some of the spine pain treatment options available at Advanced Spine and Pain Clinics include:
The team also performs ultra minimally invasive spine surgeries to reduce spine pain, including the Intracept® Procedure and the Minuteman® procedure.
To find out more about spine pain treatment options at Advanced Spine and Pain Clinics, call the office or schedule an appointment online today.