Back & Neck Pain Specialist

Orthopaedic & Rehabilitation Centers

Orthopaedic Surgeons & Sports Medicine located in Lincoln Square & Wicker Park, Chicago, IL

While common, neck and back pain can significantly diminish your quality of life. Fortunately, help is within reach at Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Centers in the Lincoln Square or Wicker Park areas of Chicago, Illinois. The skilled medical team finds the root cause of your discomfort and treats it to give you the relief you deserve. Call the Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Centers office or schedule an appointment online today.

Back & Neck Pain Q & A

What does neck and back pain feel like?

Neck and back pain are common types of discomfort that can appear in your spine, muscles, or surrounding tissues in your neck and back. If you have a neck or back injury, your pain could appear as:

  • Sharp pain
  • Numbness
  • Tinging
  • Dull, aching discomfort
  • Burning pain
  • Muscle tenderness
  • Muscle tightness
  • Weakness
  • Stiffness
  • Swelling
  • Decreased range of motion
  • Reduced mobility
  • Discomfort while driving
  • Pain with movement

The pain could be mild and go away on its own over time, or it is severe and crippling in some cases. See the experts at Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Centers at the first sign of significant or ongoing neck and back pain.

What are common causes of neck and back pain?

A variety of factors can contribute to neck and back pain, such as:

  • Whiplash
  • Ligament, muscle, or nerve injuries
  • Pinched nerves
  • Herniated spinal discs
  • Infections
  • Tumors
  • Age-related wear and tear
  • Arthritis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Narrowed spinal canal
  • Poor posture
  • Prolonged computer use
  • Scoliosis
  • Other spine problems
  • Fractures

You might have neck or back pain because of playing sports, lifting something heavy, being in a car accident, falling down, or getting injured at work.

How do providers diagnose the cause of my pain?

To find out what’s causing neck and back pain and develop an effective treatment plan, the experts at Orthopedic and Rehabilitation Centers discuss your symptoms and medical history with you. 

They check your vital signs, complete a physical examination, and may recommend that you undergo diagnostic tests. Examples include blood tests, nerve testing, X-rays, MRIs, CT scans, ultrasounds, or other imaging procedures.

How are neck and back pain treated?

Common treatments for neck and back pain include:

Home treatments

Things you can do at home to relieve neck and back pain include using hot or cold packs, wearing a brace, resting the affected area, and taking over-the-counter pain relievers.

Physical therapy

Physical therapy is one of the best ways to strengthen painful tissues, speed up healing, and reduce your risk of future problems.

Medications

Taking medicines can diminish neck pain, back pain, and inflammation. Medications also reduce your risk of future tissue deterioration.

Injections

Steroid, stem cell, and platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections reduce pain and inflammation, as well as stimulate your body’s natural ability to regenerate cells and heal.

Radiofrequency ablation

Radiofrequency ablation uses a tiny needle and radiofrequency energy to damage nerves responsible for pain signals.

Spinal cord stimulation

Spinal cord stimulation sends electrical impulses to your spinal cord to alleviate discomfort. Your provider inserts a pacemaker-like device under your skin that sends the impulses using a remote control.

Surgery

Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Centers providers offer numerous surgical procedures to repair, remove, or replace damaged tissues responsible for neck and back pain.

To get relief from neck and back pain, call the Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Centers office or schedule an appointment online today.

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Joint Replacement

Do your knees ache with every step you take? Is your shoulder so stiff in the morning that it refuses to move? Have you considered having a joint replacement surgery, but aren’t sure if it’s right for you? Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Centers' highly trained team can help you determine if a joint replacement is suitable for you.

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Fractures

More than one million fractures happen every year in the United States. If this statistic includes you, seek treatment right away to increase your chances of making a full recovery. The experienced orthopaedic specialists at Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Centers diagnose and treat fractures to get you on the road to recovery quickly.

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Sports Medicine

Sports injuries are common, but getting the proper care needed to make a full recovery is essential if you’re an athlete. The specialists at Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Centers offer comprehensive sports medicine services to get you back on the rink, court, or field as quickly as possible.

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Pain and Injuries Treated

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Ankle & Foot Injuries

Ankle and foot injuries are common, especially if you play sports or have a chronic disease. Schedule an appointment with Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Centers to learn more about your options.

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Shoulder Injuries

Shoulder injuries occur in your shoulder joint, which connects your torso to your upper arm. The joint is made up of bones, muscles, ligaments, tendons, and cartilage. Shoulder injuries are common, but you don’t have to live with the pain they often cause.

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Knee Pain

Knee pain is common, affecting most people at some point within their lifetime. Whether knee pain is due to an injury or degeneration associated with a disease, the experienced orthopaedic specialists at Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Centers offer solutions.

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Hand and Wrist Pain

Hand and wrist pain can disrupt your life, causing problems with work, leisure-time activities, and ordinary daily routines. If you have persistent hand and wrist pain, it’s time to find out why and determine how to stop it.

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Back & Neck Pain

While common, neck and back pain can significantly diminish your quality of life. Fortunately, help is within reach at Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Centers. The skilled medical team finds the root cause of your discomfort and treats it to give you the relief you deserve.

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Hip Pain

If you struggle to walk because of persistent hip pain, it’s time to consider your options for treatment. The team at Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Centers offers comprehensive diagnostic and treatment services to ease pain and restore your hip function based on your individual needs.

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Elbow Pain

Elbow pain often results from overuse, and can significantly affect your ability to play sports or complete simple everyday tasks. Our experienced orthopaedic specialists offer solutions to ease elbow pain and restore your quality of life.

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Foot Pain

Foot pain can drastically hinder your quality of life by limiting mobility. If you experience long-lasting or severe foot pain, our experienced orthopaedic specialists offer conservative, medicinal, and surgical options for treating foot pain to get you back on your feet.

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