It is the skilled, hands-on evaluation and appropriate diagnostic testing that determines the best overall plan of care; remembering of course, that you are not just treating back pain, but a human being.
Eight of ten Americans will experience a lifestyle-altering episode of back pain at some point in their lives. Ninety percent of single episodes of back pain become recurrent. While certain diseases and traumatic injury can cause back pain, research shows that the most common causes of back pain or injury are: poor physical condition, poor posture, improper body mechanics, and the prolonged repetitive use of incorrect bending or lifting techniques. At McLeod Orthopedic & Spine Specialists, preventing and providing relief for back pain and spinal disorders is one of our specialties.
About McLeod Spine Care
We apply our clinical expertise to establish an accurate diagnosis quickly and develop a plan of care that fits the needs of each patient suffering from a spinal injury or pain. It is our practice to exhaust every appropriate treatment option before considering surgery. However, when a problem is not corrected with prescribed rest, exercise, conditioning programs, or physical therapy, further diagnostic testing may be employed to precisely identify the key factors causing the patient's discomfort. If a surgical procedure becomes the right choice, our team of specialists is trained to effectively correct problems related to:
- Traumatic and overuse injuries to the spine
- Spinal deformities both acquired and congenital
- Whiplash injuries
- Systemic diseases affecting spinal function
- Degenerative spinal conditions
- Spondylolysis and spondylolisthesis
- Herniated disc lesions
- Soft tissue sprains, strains, and contusions
- Work-related back pain
- Mechanical back dysfunction
- Fractures, dislocations, subluxations
McLeod Regional Medical Center is a Blue Distinction Center for Knee & Hip Replacement and Spine Surgery.