Comprehensive Spine Center

7 Questions You Have About Your Back Pain

What causes back pain and who can it affect?

Back pain can affect anybody at any age and there are potentially multiple contributing causes to back pain.

With multiple causes being a possibility it is imperative to obtain a definitive diagnosis to receive proper treatment.

Where does back pain originate and how long can it last?

Back pain can originate from:

  • Disks
  • Vertebrae
  • Joints
  • Nerves
  • Ligaments 
  • Capsules
  • Muscles
  • Contributions from some or all of the above


Back pain exists for days in most cases but could unfortunately last a lifetime.


When should you have your back pain diagnosed?

Depending on the cause you may need immediate examination.

If symptoms are mild but long lasting, this would require professsional insight as well.

How is back pain diagnosed?

A thorough history, a skilled musculoskeletal and neurological medical examination.

Often this is accompanied by an x-ray for dynamic instability and/or an MRI for structural integrity.

A CT scan could be needed for those that are ineligible for MRI scans.

Occasionally a nerve conduction study is needed and will reveal neurological function


Why is getting a proper diagnosis for back pain vital?

A definitive diagnosis is needed to offer proper treatment.

How is back pain treated and what is the cost?

Every treatment plan is personalized because no two spinal complaints are identical.

The cost of treatment is a personal commitment to work alongside your providers towards a realistic outcome.

What ancillary treatments and services help to treat back pain?

Our comprehensive team primarily incorporates traditional and FDA approved treatments.

At times however, we have to incorporate a wide range of treatments from eastern medicine to investigational treatments.