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Chronic Neck / Back Pain Care

Pelvic X-Ray

Common neck injuries:

  • Sprain of ligaments (Whiplash)

  • Strain of muscles and tendons

  • Herniated disc

  • Nerve irritation

  • Pinched nerves

Symptoms Include:

  • Neck and/or shoulder pain

  • Soreness

  • Inflammation

  • Tenderness

  • Stiffness

  • Pain, weakness, and numbness of the neck and arms

  • Problems using the arms and hands for fine motor skills

  • Arthritis of the spine (osteoarthritis, rheumatoid)

  • Bone spurs and overgrowths

  • Cervical radiculopathy

  • Complex spinal disorders

  • Degenerative disc disease (cervical, thoracic, lumbar)

  • Facet joint syndrome

  • Herniated discs (cervical, thoracic, lumbar)

  • Kyphosis

  • Lower back pain

  • Myelopathy

  • Myofascial pain (inflammation of muscles and ligaments)

  • Neck pain

  • Pinched nerves

  • Scoliosis

  • Spine cancer

  • Spinal deformities (sciatic scoliosis, kyphosis)

  • Spinal epidural abscess

  • Spinal infection

  • Spinal injuries

  • Spinal stenosis (narrowing of the spinal canal)

  • Spine trauma or fractures

  • Spine tumors

  • Spondylosis
     

 

NYPMD SPINE CENTERS

 

Our New York board-certified physicians are experts in the diagnosis and treatment of patients suffering from neck and back pain and offer both surgical and non-surgical treatment options. 

Pinched nerves and sciatica are common causes of lower back pain. NYPMD has neurosurgeons and orthopedic spine surgeons Throughout New York / New Jersey who provide surgical and non-surgical treatment for these and other back and neck conditions, including:
 

Common back injuries:

  • sprain of ligaments

  • strain of muscles

  • herniated disc

  • nerve irritation

  • pinched nerves 

 

Symptoms of Back Injuries:

  • back pain

  • exacerbated by bending or lifting

  • soreness

  • inflammation

  • tenderness

  • stiffness

  • difficulty standing upright and/or walking

  • pain, numbness, and/or tingling in the legs or feet

  • shooting pain radiating down the leg to the foot

  • loss of bowel or bladder function

 

Our doctors are dedicated to providing effective and safe spine and neck treatment that allows you to return to an active lifestyle as soon as possible.

 

 ORTHO BACK & NECK PAIN FAQS 

  • What types of diagnostic tests are commonly used for work injuries?
    The type of diagnostic tests used for work injuries depends on the nature and extent of the injury. Some common tests include X-rays, MRI scans, CT scans, and ultrasounds. These tests can help identify broken bones, soft tissue damage, and other injuries.
  • What types of diagnostic tests are commonly used for car accident injuries?
    Diagnostic tests used for car accident injuries are similar to those used for work injuries. X-rays, CT scans, MRI scans, and ultrasounds are commonly used to diagnose injuries resulting from car accidents. In addition, some people may require specialized tests such as nerve conduction studies or electromyography (EMG) to evaluate nerve damage.
  • What types of diagnostic tests are commonly used for sports injuries?
    Sports injuries are typically diagnosed using a combination of physical exams and imaging tests. X-rays, MRI scans, and CT scans are commonly used to diagnose fractures, ligament tears, and other injuries. In addition, specialized tests such as arthroscopy may be used to examine joints and diagnose specific injuries.
  • How long does it take to get the results of diagnostic tests for injuries?
    The time it takes to get results from diagnostic tests varies depending on the type of test and the facility where it is performed. X-rays may produce immediate results, while MRI and CT scans may take several days to a week. In some cases, the results may need to be reviewed by a specialist or radiologist, which can also add to the turnaround time.
  • Can diagnostic tests be used to prevent future injuries?
    iagnostic tests can be used to identify pre-existing conditions or risk factors that may increase the likelihood of future injuries. For example, an MRI scan may reveal degenerative changes in a joint that could predispose a person to future injuries. This information can be used to develop preventative measures, such as physical therapy or changes to work or athletic activities, to reduce the risk of future injuries.
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