Back Pain and Neck Pain Management
Comprehensive Treatment for Back Pain and Neck Pain
Duke spine doctors in Durham, Raleigh, Apex and Knightdale use the latest imaging techniques to diagnose the cause and location of your back pain and provide effective treatment to help you obtain relief. Often, nonsurgical back pain treatments are effective. If spine surgery is necessary, our spine surgeons are among the most experienced in North Carolina.
Back Pain and Neck Pain Treatment Specialists
- Sophisticated imaging can pinpoint the cause and location of your pain. However, sometimes persistent, debilitating back pain and neck pain isn’t linked to a disease or injury, so there is no clear treatment route. Many people with this type of chronic back pain have trouble finding back pain relief. We understand that your pain is real.
- Back pain specialists at Duke include physiatrists, chiropractors, physical therapists, orthopaedic surgeons and neurosurgeons who are conveniently located throughout the Triangle. Each takes a specialized approach to treating pain in the lower back, middle back, upper back and neck area. Depending on the cause of your back pain, your team may also include acupuncturists, and psychologists who can help you cope with the mental health aspects of back pain.
- Our spine experts also collaborate with cancer specialists to treat spine tumors and cancer that affects that spinal column or spinal cord.
- Our secure online portal, Duke MyChart, allows you to view test results, make appointments, request prescription renewals, and message your doctor using any Web-enabled device. Our technology also allows anyone on your care team to securely access your health information, making sure you always get care that's right for you and based on the latest evidence.
Treatment Options for Back Pain, Neck Pain, Spine Conditions
- We offer medications, many types of back injections, nerve blocks, physical therapy and manual manipulation. We also specialize in spinal cord stimulation, a procedure that relieves pain by surgically placing electrodes on your spinal cord.
- When back pain doctors identify something physically wrong with your anatomy – a spinal deformity, bulging disc or spine fracture – spine surgery may be necessary.
Spine Surgery at Duke
- Our spine surgeons perform the full range of spine surgery options, from disc replacement to relieve pain, to complex reconstructive surgeries for scoliosis, and procedures to remove delicate spinal cancer lesions. Whenever possible, our team uses minimally invasive techniques -- also known as laser surgery -- so you recover faster and experience less pain and fewer complications.
- Our advanced experience comes from the high volume of patients we see; our team performs more than 1,200 spine surgeries every year.
- We use the most advanced technology and techniques available today for safe, effective results that reduce complications to your crucial but delicate spine and spinal cord. Our operating rooms feature intraoperative imaging equipment that gives our spine surgeons real-time, 3-D pictures and video, and spinal navigation. We also use minimally invasive surgical techniques -- often referred to as laser surgery -- whenever possible, so you benefit from faster recoveries, fewer complications, and less pain.
- As members of prestigious organizations such as the Scoliosis Research Society, North American Spine Society, and Cervical Spine Research Society, our board-certified spine surgeons are up to date on the latest technologies and advances in the treatment of conditions related to your spinal injury or condition.
- As a level I trauma center, we provide the highest level of emergency care for spinal injuries and achieve excellent outcomes. Our trauma center is a regional and national referral center for neck and spine injuries and disorders –- both in adult and pediatric patients.