Back and neck pain are common complaints by millions of individuals of all ages and lifestyles. Over 80% of people experience at least one episode of back pain at some point in their life. The spine is one of the most important parts of your body. It helps you stand upright, move, and bend. Your spine is made up of small bones, called vertebrae, that stack up on each other with sponge-like jelly-filled disks between the bones, as well as muscles, ligaments, and nerves. There are many causes of back pain; from overuse to disk injury to degenerative disorders, like arthritis and osteoporosis. Back pain can vary from one person to the next, coming on suddenly or with a slow onset. The pain can be constant or intermittent. Regardless of the source of pain, our spine experts are here to help you regain the life that back pain took away from you.
Over 66% of people are affected by neck pain. Your neck, like your back, is made up of vertebrae. These support the head, brain, spinal cord, and nerves. Neck pain most often results from an injury or overuse.
Patients throughout Central Oregon trust our team of neurosurgeons and physiatrists to diagnose neck and back problems, and design treatment plans to meet each individuals goals. We leverage conservative methods such as injections, physical therapy, activity modification, and medication before considering surgical treatments.