Back Pain and Neck Pain Management

Back Pain and Neck Pain Management

Comprehensive Treatment for Back Pain and Neck Pain

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Duke spine doctors use advanced imaging technologies to pinpoint the cause and location of your back or neck 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. Often, nonsurgical back pain treatments are effective in helping you feel better and get back to the activities you enjoy. When spine doctors identify something physically wrong with your anatomy -- a spinal deformity, bulging disc, or spine fracture -- spine surgery may be necessary.

Our Locations

Duke spine and back pain clinics are located in Durham, Raleigh, Apex, and Knightdale.

Our Doctors

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Why Choose Duke

Specialized Approach to Treating Back Pain
Our spine specialists include physiatrists, chiropractors, physical therapists, orthopaedic surgeons, and neurosurgeons. 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 psychologists, who can help you cope with the mental health aspects of back pain, or acupuncturists.

Nonsurgical and Surgical Options
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. Our spine surgeons perform disc replacement to relieve pain, complex reconstructive surgeries for scoliosis, and procedures to remove delicate spinal cancer lesions. 

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High-Volume Spine Center
Our skill and experience come from the number of patients we treat: Our surgical team performs more than 1,200 spine surgeries every year.
 
Laser Surgery Helps You Recover Faster
Whenever possible, we use minimally invasive techniques -- also known as laser surgery -- so you recover faster and experience less pain and fewer complications
 
Safe, Effective Results
As members of the Scoliosis Research Society, North American Spine Society, and Cervical Spine Research Society, our board-certified spine surgeons stay up-to-date on the latest technologies and advances in treating your spinal injury or condition. This results in safe, effective procedures that reduce complications to your crucial but delicate spine and spinal cord.
Highest Level of Emergency Care for Spinal Injuries
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 in children and adults.
 
Real-Time OR Imaging 
Our operating rooms feature intraoperative imaging equipment that gives our spine surgeons real-time, 3-D pictures and video, and spinal navigation. 

Consistently Ranked Among the Nation’s Best Hospitals

In addition to being one of the best in the country, Duke University Hospital is proud to be nationally ranked in 11 adult and nine pediatric specialties.