An estimated 80% of the population will experience back or neck pain during their lifetime–pain that may range from acute to debilitating. Acute back pain typically comes on suddenly and may last for a few days or up to a few weeks, whereas chronic back or neck pain is defined as lasting more than three months.
The physicians at Regional Neurological Associates are experienced in treating the following conditions:
- Neck Pain
- Low back pain
- Herniated or ruptured discs
- Bulging discs
- Degenerative disc disease
- Nerve injuries
- Vascular abnormalities of the spine
Diagnosis and Treatment
We use the most advanced diagnostic tools and treatments to find the cause of pain and alleviate that pain as much as possible. To achieve an accurate diagnosis, we may perform or more of the following tests:
- CAT (Computerized Axial Tomography) Scan
- MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging)
- Myelogram, a type of X-ray test which uses dye injected into the spinal canal
- EMG (Electromyography)
We consider back surgery and neck surgery last resorts and will pursue non-invasive treatment methods first.
Contact Regional Neurological Associates
While in many cases, back pain often resolves on its own with rest, some patients may require treatment from a healthcare professional. At Regional Neurological Associates, we can help relieve the stress caused by back and neck pain.
Our team specializes in diagnosing back pain and neck pain, and in assessing risks and treatment options. Understanding that each back and neck pain patient is unique, we take an individualized approach to care to help alleviate that pain as much as possible.
Call Regional Neurological Associates at (718) 515-4347 to schedule an appointment today.