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Spine Care


Neck and back pain affects millions of people. It can be generated from the paraspinal muscles and ligaments; arthritis of the spine; or intervertebral disc injuries or disorders. Early treatment focuses on relieving pain, relieving muscle spasm and improving range of motion. Medications, physical therapy and braces can be helpful. If symptoms persist, an MRI can be used to evaluate the discs and nerves. Irritated nerves can be relieved with epidural steroid injections if other treatments prove unsuccessful. Severe impingement of the nerves may require spinal surgery.