Back Pain Causes and Prevention


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About Your Back

These natural curves keep your body balanced and support you when you move.  The curves also distribute your weight evenly throughout your spine, making back injuries less likely.

Ways to Prevent Back Pain

Back pain affects 80% of all people in the United States at some time in their lives.

Strengthening your back with exercise and practicing good body mechanics can help prevent back pain, but you may still experience it.

Causes of back pain include:

You can treat many forms of back pain with rest or exercise, but what’s most important is to know when to seek treatment.

You need to see a neurosurgeon if you have back pain:

A non-operative orthopedic specialist can prescribe medication, injections and physical therapy to alleviate pain. But some back pain will need surgery to provide relief. Our experienced and highly skilled neurosurgeons can determine what is best for you and discuss your options.

If surgery is the best option, United Regional has neurosurgeons using advanced surgical techniques and technology to your treat back pain. Click here to find a neurosurgeon.