Neck And Back Pain Specialist

Brooklyn Medical Services of NY PLLC

Accredited Ambulatory Surgical Facility & Orthopedic, Cosmetic, Aesthetic and Regenerative Medicine located in Brooklyn, NY

Strains, degenerated discs, and auto injuries are among the multitude of causes of back and neck pain. If you’ve been injured or you’re in chronic pain, rely on the expertise of Brooklyn Medical Services of NY PLLC in the Midwood neighborhood of Brooklyn. Orthopedic surgeon W. Gorum, MD, addresses the root cause of your condition with surgeries that include discectomy, anterior cervical discectomy and fusion, and spinal fusion. Get the specialized care you deserve by calling the New York City office today or booking a consultation online.

Neck and Back Pain Q & A

What causes neck pain?

Your neck is a complex structure, comprised of a series of bones called vertebrae and a framework of discs, nerves, and muscles. The complexity of your neck makes it prone to injuries, such as damaged discs, joint injuries, and ruptured ligaments. 

Neck pain is most commonly caused by soft-tissue injuries to your muscles or ligaments or wear and tear over time. The process of aging may lead to disc degeneration, a common source of neck pain. 

What causes back pain?

Your back is equally complex, made of a column of vertebrae, cushioned by small discs and threaded with dozens of nerves. Its complexity increases your chances of having a health issue that causes back pain, such as:

  • Pinched nerves
  • Herniated discs
  • Scoliosis 
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Sprains and strains
  • Sciatica (inflammation of the sciatic nerve)

Spinal stenosis, an age-related condition that causes compression that pinches your spine, is another source of back pain. Workplace injuries and trauma from a car accident also may lead to back pain.

How are neck and back pain diagnosed?

Your doctor at Brooklyn Medical Services of NY PLLC begins by taking a thorough medical history. You should tell them where the pain is located, how it feels, and when it started.

Your doctor performs a physical exam and usually suggests imaging tests to rule out potential causes of neck and back pain, as well as look for structural abnormalities. These tests include:

  • X-rays
  • Computed tomography scan (CT scan)
  • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)

When necessary, your doctor at Brooklyn Medical Services of NY PLLC recommends other diagnostic tests to complete your diagnosis.

How are neck and back pain treated?

The team at Brooklyn Medical Services of NY PLLC bases your treatment plan on the precise nature of your injury or health issue. In some cases, surgery can address the root cause of the neck or back pain to give you relief. 

If painful vertebrae are causing your condition, you may benefit from a procedure called spinal fusion. This surgery involves fusing the vertebrae into a single healthy bone. If a herniated disc is the issue, you may need a discectomy, which is surgery to remove some or all of the disc.

With neck pain, a surgery called anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) can correct pain caused when a disc in your neck compresses your nerve. This surgery removes the problematic disc to give you pain relief.

Don’t suffer from neck and back pain when high-quality care is available at Brooklyn Medical Services of NY PLLC. Call today for a consultation or book one online.