Neck And Spine

Tazewell Orthopaedic & Arthritis Clinic

General Orthopaedics & Arthroscopy & Sports Medicine located in Tazewell, TN

Although everyone experiences occasional back pain, for some, neck and spine pain is a chronic health concern. Sadril Mohammad, PA-C, and his team at Tazewell Orthopaedic & Arthritis Clinic in Tazewell, Tennessee, can help you determine the source of your neck and spine pain and explore available treatment options. To schedule your personalized consultation, call the office today. Online scheduling is available any time of day or night.

Neck and Spine Q & A

What could be causing my neck and spine pain? 

Your spine is a complex network of vertebrae, which are small individual bones, as well as muscles, nerves, blood vessels, and connective tissues. This long column serves to protect your spinal cord and also enables each movement you make throughout the day. The top seven vertebrae of your spine are your cervical spine, the bones that give support and structure to your neck. 

A problem with any of these components can cause spine pain, which can range in severity from mildly annoying to debilitating. Some potential causes for your neck and spine pain include:

  • Osteoporosis
  • Arthritis
  • Bulging or ruptured disc
  • Ligament strain
  • Muscle strain
  • Traumatic injury
  • Skeletal abnormalities
  • Nerve damage

Spine pain can come and go or be a constant condition that affects all aspects of your daily life.

What are some diagnostic tools for spine pain? 

Your practitioner begins with a thorough musculoskeletal exam. You may be asked to rate your spine pain on a scale from 1-10 and discuss when you experience discomfort and which actions seem to improve or worsen the pain. 

Imaging can provide more information about how your spine is functioning. There are multiple imaging options, and your practitioner will help you choose the option best suited for your needs. 

Blood testing is also a tool that can help determine the source of your back pain. Joint injections can serve a diagnostic purpose by helping your practitioner pinpoint which joint is causing discomfort and can also provide temporary pain relief. 

What are some treatment options for spine pain? 

The team at Tazewell Orthopaedic & Arthritis Clinic takes a conservative approach to treating spine pain. Medications may play a role in your treatment plan and can help relieve pain, reduce inflammation, and improve joint function. 

For those with rheumatoid arthritis, new drug therapies offer exciting possibilities. These drugs alter the way your immune system responds and can be a powerful tool in improving spine pain. 

Additional treatment options include:

  • Joint injections
  • Physical therapy
  • Bracing
  • PRP injections 

In some cases, lifestyle modifications can help improve neck and spine pain. Losing weight, improving your posture, and embracing more spine-friendly habits at home and work can all make a big difference in how your spine feels and functions.

Neck and spine pain should never be ignored. To learn more about the source or your discomfort and begin a path toward relief, schedule an appointment at Tazewell Orthopaedic & Arthritis Clinic online or by phone today. The practice treats all types of spine conditions, including spinal fractures and neck pain.