Neurological Evaluations for Neck And Back Pain
According to national surveys and statistics, it’s estimated that up to 80 percent of people in the United States experience back pain and neck pain at some point in their life. Chronic lower back pain and neck pain impede work productivity, reduce an individual’s range of motion, and is a major cause of concern among several people who experience difficulty in performing day-to-day functions.
Understanding Back Pain and Neck Pain
Back pain can range from dull, mild, and manageable to severe, persistent, and disabling pain that can affect the quality of life and restrict mobility.
In addition to that, acute, sudden, chronic, or intense pain in the cervical vertebrae is neck pain. It can be continuous or intermittent and can interfere with normal functioning for most people.
There are several causes of back and neck pain. Some of them include:
- Repetitive heavy lifting or indulging in regular strenuous activity
- Trauma, fractures or old injuries
- Stressed muscles
- Degeneration of the vertebrae caused by the stress on ligaments and muscles as the body ages
- Added weight on the skin and pressure discs due to obesity
- Muscle tension, spasms, sprains, and muscle or ligament tears
- Pinched nerves
- Arthritis or other joint problems
- Compression fractures or osteoporosis
Why Seek Neurological Treatment For Neck And Back Pain?
Most often, neck and back pain are related to the functions of the nervous system rather than the mechanical functions of the body. They stem from stress and can affect the musculoskeletal system. As such, for effective treatment of the underlying causes of neck and back pain, a combination of neurological and mechanical examination is required.
A neurological examination uses the findings of the mechanical examination to correlate it with the history of the patient’s ailments to give the correct diagnosis. Once that’s done, appropriate treatment can begin, which usually consists of non-surgical measures.
Seek Professional Treatment for Neck and Back Pain with Us
It’s important to understand that due to a plethora of reasons for neck and back pain, each patient is unique and experiences varying degrees of pain. The trained neurologists at our clinic can uncover the underlying causes and identify the symptoms to get to the root of the problem without prescribing an invasive surgery quickly.
Dr. Aziz makes use of EMG testing to access the nerves and see if the neck pain or back pain is reversible in the short term or long term without the need for an invasive medical procedure that might do more harm than good.
We conduct a variety of tests to diagnose back pain and neck pain. These include:
- Blood tests to determine if the disease in inflammatory
- Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
- Computed tomography scan (CT scan)
- Electromyogram (EMG)
These tests measure your nerve performance so that a comprehensive treatment plan can be drawn up for the parent’s neck and back pain. In addition to that, since treating back and neck problems can be a long-term process, the medical professionals at our clinic are committed to keeping patients healthy by assisting them throughout their journey toward recovery.
Dr. Aziz’s treatments for neck and back pain offers patients a chance to recover rapidly and access their full range of motion. If you’re in a similar situation, get in touch with his staff to book an evaluation and get started on your treatment plan today!
Words from our patients
“I have been a patient with Dr. Aziz for few years. He has always been very caring, and never rushed me. I will always recommend him to my friends and family.”