Back Pain Treatment

Conservative options for low back, upper back, and neck pain

Most people will experience back pain at some time in their lives, whether due to an accident, injury, or the normal process of aging. Duke’s back doctors use the most advanced techniques and tools to treat your low back pain, upper back pain, or neck pain.

From Back Pain to Better Functioning

We know your ability to be active is an essential factor in your quality of life. Our objective is to increase or restore your functionality. Depending on your condition and lifestyle, this may include improving your ability to stand or walk for longer periods, care for family members, perform work tasks, or participate in recreational activities.

Caring for the Many Causes of Back Pain

Our spine doctors treat a wide variety of back problems, including: 

  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Herniated discs
  • Sacroiliac (SI) joint dysfunction
  • Sciatica
  • Spine arthritis

What to Consider When Choosing a Back Doctor

At Duke, our team of back specialists include physiatrists (physical medicine and rehabilitation doctors) who specialize in spine care, a chiropractor, orthopaedic physician assistants, and physical therapists. We work together to ensure you get comprehensive care.

  • We’re committed to improving your symptoms. Treating back pain, as well as spine conditions that cause back pain, is our expertise. Our goal is find the most-effective, least-invasive treatment option that manages your pain and maximizes your ability to function.
  • We provide a wide range of nonsurgical treatment options. There are many medications and injections available to treat back pain. Other approaches include spinal manipulation, physical therapy, and acupuncture. Our back doctors will recommend the most appropriate, targeted therapies for you.
  • We can refer you for other treatment approaches, if necessary. If conservative treatments don’t improve your symptoms or functionality, our back doctors may refer you to the Duke Spine Surgery team. The team’s experts offer the latest surgical techniques, including minimally invasive spine surgeries that use smaller incisions for faster recovery, less pain, and fewer complications; and spinal cord stimulation, in which a pacemaker-like device is implanted under your skin to control pain signals.

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