Pain that affects your back or neck is caused by some form of trauma to your spine. This column, made up of 33 bones and tissue, extends from your skull to your pelvis, and when healthy, your spine allows you to stand, bend and move in countless ways. But when you're in pain, your ability to do these things can be nearly impossible.
Whether the pain you’re experiencing is tolerable or not, it’s important to remain aware of how much it’s impacting your lifestyle. Some lower back pain can be managed easily while severe lower back pain could require surgery. The same could be said for varying levels of pain in your neck. Giving up activities like playing with your grandchildren or even taking long road trips doesn’t have to be permanent. By reading through this guide, we hope you’re able to better understand where your pain is coming from and what treatments are available. Regardless of whether you’re just starting to investigate your pain, or if you have already been diagnosed and are considering surgery, the following information can give you greater confidence in making the choice to seek help. As always, the OrthoNebraska team is available to answer any questions and help put you on a direct path to healing.
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