On your first visit to a specialist, he or she will first determine exactly how serious the problem is. Some problems need immediate attention — possibly even surgery. However, most back and neck problems do not require surgery. Once the most likely cause of your problem has been determined (your diagnosis has been made), you and your healthcare professional can decide on a treatment plan.

"CONSERVATIVE" Treatment

The term "conservative treatment" is used to describe any treatment option that does not involve surgery.

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TIPS FOR A HEALHY BACK AND NECK

Maintaining a healthy back and neck is easy if you know the right things to do.

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SURGICAL TREATMENTS

Few people need surgery for back and neck pain. For those who do, no single type of surgery works for every pain problem.

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Experienced professionals can help diagnose and treat your back and neck problems. Locate a professional in your area.

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