Back and Neck
Back pain affects about 80% of adults at some time in their lives, and about 50% of people experience neck pain. Back pain and neck pain are among the most common reasons for doctor visits, and are major causes of disability, lost workdays and inconvenience.
The spine is a very complex mechanical structure that is highly flexible, yet strong and stable. Almost everything we do places some type of physical demand on our spine. Its primary functions are to protect the spinal cord, nerve roots, and internal organs; to provide flexibility of motion and to provide structural support and balance for upright posture. The spine bears the weight of our head, shoulders, and upper body, as well as anything we may be lifting or carrying.
Our backs do big work and can cause big pain. Whether you are suffering from arthritis, a pinched nerve, a past injury, or a recent condition, it is important to make an accurate diagnosis so that appropriate treatment can be directed at the cause. That's where we can help.
If you have a back or neck problem, nowhere else in the region will you find the range of capability and experience of Munroe Orthopedics.
Our back and neck specialties include:
- sprains and strains
- fractures and trauma
- herniated or ruptured discs
- spondylolisthesis and spinal stenosis