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Neck & Spine Specialist

360 Orthopedics

General Orthopedics & Pain Management located in Sarasota, FL, Venice, FL, & Lakewood Ranch, FL

The neck and spine are highly complex structures made of bones, joints, ligaments, nerves, tendons, and cartilage. If you experience neck or spine pain, the team at 360 Orthopedics in Sarasota, Venice, and Lakewood Ranch, Florida, can help you find the right treatment for effective relief. Specializing in comprehensive and compassionate patient care, the team offers advanced diagnostics and individualized treatment plans. To speak with a doctor about your neck or spine pain, book an appointment by phone or online today.

Neck & Spine Q & A

What are some common causes of neck and spine pain?

Common causes of neck and spine pain include:

Herniated disc

A disc is a rubbery cushion that sits between each of the vertebrae in your spine. A herniated disc occurs when the jelly-like center of the disc is pushed through the rubber exterior. Herniated discs can cause a number of concerning symptoms including tingling, numbness, and pain in your spine or neck. 

In most cases, herniated discs are caused by gradual wear and tear. With age, the discs lose flexibility and are easier to tear or rupture. Some people are genetically predisposed to developing herniated discs.   

Spinal stenosis

Spinal stenosis refers to narrowing of the space within your spine. When the space in your spine grows too narrow, it can put pressure on the nerves in your spine. 

While some people are born with minimal space in their spine, spinal stenosis can also be caused by bone spurs, herniated discs and spine injuries. Spinal stenosis can affect any of the nerves in your neck and spine, resulting in symptoms like tingling, numbness, and pain. 

Additional causes of neck and spine pain include:

  • Sacroiliac joint dysfunction
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Muscle strains
  • Pinched nerves
  • Arthritis
  • Injuries

An estimated 90% of Americans experience neck or back pain at some point in their life. For some people, neck or back pain can become a chronic or debilitating problem. If you’re dealing with neck or back pain, there are options for effective and reliable pain relief. 

The specialists at 360 Orthopedics can determine the underlying cause of your condition and the best options for successful treatment. 

How is neck and spine pain diagnosed?

Many of the conditions that affect the neck and spine share similar symptoms, so an accurate diagnosis is key to finding the right treatment. During your diagnosis, your doctor performs a thorough physical exam and reviews your medical history. 

360 Orthopedics offers a number of advanced diagnostics so your doctor may conduct additional testing like an X-ray, MRI, electromyography (EMG), or nerve conduction study (NCS). After your diagnosis, your doctor determines the best treatment to relieve your pain and restore your health. 

What treatments are available?

Treatment depends on the severity of your pain, as well as the underlying cause of your symptoms. Depending on your condition, treatment may include:

  • Physical therapy
  • Over-the-counter pain relievers
  • Ice or heat
  • Injections

In some cases, you may require surgery to effectively relieve your neck or spine pain. The specialists at 360 Orthopedics have experience performing a number of minimally invasive and traditional procedures. To find out which treatment is right for you, call or book online today.