Enabling this provides you with more accurate distances to providers and locations
Acupuncture uses very fine needles to help relieve pain and inflammation. The doctor will insert the needles at key points. These areas of the body are part of the nerve paths to the pain.
These prescription medicines can calm muscle spasms to relieve pain. Reducing spasms can also help heal the surrounding muscle tissue, connective tissue and nerves.
There are many surgical procedures to treat back pain. The best one for you depends on the cause. Surgical options range from minimally-invasive relief and emerging stem cell therapy to fusion and disc repair.
An epidural steroid injection is a powerful combination of steroid and anti-inflammatory medicine injected directly in the spine. The full effect of pain relief can take up to two weeks to feel.
By taking a series of images using magnetic resonance imaging (or a simple X-ray in some cases), your orthopedic doctor can see the exact location and the extent of any damage.
When dealing with back and neck pain, it’s important to start with conservative care, such as physical therapy. Spectrum Health has a Spine and Pain Management Center dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of back pain.
Our experienced doctors and specialists are ready to serve you and your family, right in your own community.