Providing Expert Non-Operative Care for Back and Neck Pain
If you experience pain in your neck or back, you are not alone. According to the American Chiropractic Society, 70 to 85 percent of all people experience back pain at some point in their life, and what many individuals do not realize is that 90 percent of all cases improve without the need for surgery.
Common Causes of Back and Neck Pain:
Sprain or strain of a muscle or ligament
Congenital disorders (i.e. Scoliosis)
Radiculopathy (Sciatica or pinched nerve)
Sacroiliac joint pain
Coccydynia (tailbone pain)
Degenerative or herniated discs
Post Laminectomy Syndrome (pain after surgery)
“BACK in Action” with Bucks County Orthopedic Specialists
The Physicians and Physician Assistants at Bucks County Orthopedic Specialists (BCOS) provide a comprehensive “BACK in Action” approach to spine care with personalized treatment plans designed to restore and improve each patient’s quality of life. Each individualized plan is based on clinical findings and imaging, and may include physical and occupational therapy, oral and topical medications, electrodiagnostic testing, bracing, injections, and platelet rich plasma treatment.
Bucks County Orthopedic Specialists is one of the few providers in the area to offer the convenience of out-patient injections, allowing patients to receive treatment injections on the same day as their initial visit.
Back and Neck Treatment Options at BCOS:
BCOS focuses on advanced patient care, offering state of the art procedures, such as regenerative therapy, using ultrasound guided injections of the shoulder, hip, elbow and knee, with steroid or PRP.
Comprehensive care including PT, bracing, topical and oral medication, home exercises.
Trigger point injections
Greater occipital nerve blocks
Facet joint injections
Medial branch blocks
Selective nerve root blocks
Sacroiliac joint injections
Ganglion impar block
Lumbar sympathetic block
Platelet rich plasma muscle/ligament, facet, and sacroiliac joint injections
Lumbar spinal cord stimulator trials
Tips to Reduce Back and Neck Pain:
The recovery process for back and neck pain can be extensive for some, and always requires patience and proaction. Practicing good prevention techniques is important and can help reduce back and neck pain:
Lift Smart. Always lift objects in the proper manner, regardless of weight. Be sure to bend at the knees, lift with your legs, and always keep your back straight.
Listen to Your Pain. Put high impact exercises, such as running, on hold until pain is significantly reduced. Don't perform any activity that hurts, for it can lead to injury.
Keep Your Workplace Spine-Friendly. Consider an ergonomic evaluation for your workspace, which can be performed by the Physical Therapists at BCOS.
Stretch Often. Take frequent stretch breaks during long periods of travel, such as long car or plane rides, or when doing repetitive activity while bending forward, such as sitting at a desk.
Warm Up. Always warm up the body until you break a sweat before exercising. This will prepare the body and muscles for the activity to come.