Back and neck conditions can result from disease, trauma, or normal aging. Injuries anywhere along the spine can be serious, although many can be repaired with surgery.
There are many different causes of back or neck conditions or injuries. These include:
- Birth defects (such as spina bifida)
- Inherited disorders
- Autoimmune diseases
- Various cancers
- Degenerative wear and tear
The orthopedists at Dignity Health - St. Rose Dominican hospitals provide personalized care for back and neck conditions and injuries in Las Vegas and Henderson, NV. Take our quick joint pain assessment, then Find a Doctor near you today for treatment.
Symptoms of back & neck conditions & injuries
If you’ve ever experienced a backache, you understand all too well one of the most common symptoms of a back condition. Pain anywhere along the spine may be a primary symptom of back and neck conditions or injury, but it’s certainly not the only one.
Common signs and symptoms of spine conditions and injuries include:
- Numbness or tingling in the hands, arms, feet, or legs
- Reduced range of motion in the neck
- Complete loss of feeling or ability to move the arms, hands, legs, or feet
- Changes in (or loss of) bladder or bowel function
- Pain when walking, sitting, or bending
- Pain that does not get better when changing positions
Treating & preventing back & neck conditions & injuries
Many back and neck conditions and injuries can be prevented. But when they do occur, treatment and prevention strategies focus on repairing damage to the spine, restoring function, and maximizing quality of life.
Common treatments for back and neck conditions include medications, physical therapy, and surgical procedures. For chronic back and neck conditions, doctors usually start with the most conservative treatment and gradually progress to the most aggressive option.
To prevent back and neck injuries, you should always use good body mechanics when lifting, wear protective devices such as seat belts, and engage in exercises to strengthen core stomach muscles. These activities not only help you maintain spine health but also provide a high quality of life free from back and neck pain. Talk to an orthopedist at Dignity Health - St. Rose Dominican today.
Dignity Health - St. Rose Dominican hospitals provides care for back and neck injuries and conditions in Las Vegas and Henderson, NV.