Back and Neck Pain

Back and neck pain can take many forms. It’s important to listen to your body to understand how severe your pain is. Learn more about when back and neck pain is more than just muscle pain, when it could potentially affect your nervous system and when to seek help.

What Is Neurological Back and Neck Pain?

Neurological back and neck pain is pain that affects your nervous system. This type of pain is more than muscle aches, it may be a symptom of a neurological disorder. It’s crucial to understand the difference between neurological back and neck pain and normal back and neck pain that can occur in the muscles. {Link to https://www.bannerhealth.com/services/orthopedics/spine-neck-back}

Why Would You See a Neurologist for Back and Neck Pain?

It can be hard to differentiate back and neck pain when it comes to your muscles and spine. If your back and neck pain continues to worsen, even after taking pain medication, it may be time to seek help from a neurologist. Our experts specialize in back and neck pain and can help treat conditions such as pinched nerves or slipped discs.

Causes of Neurological Back and Neck Pain

Often neurological back and neck pain is caused by wear and tear as you age. Part of the aging process where we develop neck and back pain can be caused by excessive pressure or even develop after an injury. While aging is one of the main causes, diseases such as Alzheimer’s Disease, epilepsy or tumors can cause neurological neck and back pain.

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Symptoms of Neurological Back and Neck Pain

Symptoms for neurological back and neck pain can include:

  • Numbness
  • Pain that extends into the limbs
  • Bowel changes
  • Not responding to anti-inflammatory treatments

These are the red flags that could mean it’s more than just back pain. Talk to your neurologist to better understand your symptoms and create a personalized treatment plan for you.

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Neurological Back and Neck Pain Testing and Diagnosis

Our team of experts offer a variety of tests to fit your back and neck pain needs. From nerve conduction studies to imaging tests, we are prepared to help get you the answers you need to find relief.

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Neurological Back and Neck Pain Treatment

Your condition will determine the best route of treatment. We will discuss all non-surgical and surgical treatment options available and help you make an informed decision about your health care. We take the time to understand your needs and provide you with personalized treatment options.

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Our team takes a multidisciplinary approach to ensure your condition is being looked at from all angles - this includes consulting with neurologists and orthopedists. You can count on our experts to create a comprehensive, personalized care plan that fits you.