Your Spine and Neck

The spine and neck are important for all of the body’s movements, providing balance and strength and helping us bend and twist. The spine also helps the body absorb shock and protects the spinal cord and nerves. The spine is segmented into five regions, including the cervical spine (neck).

Injuries to the spine, and the intervertebral discs that help make up the spine, can cause a great deal of pain. In fact, it is not uncommon for an injury to the spine to cause discomfort to other parts of the body, such as the arms or legs. Left untreated, damage can become worse and lead to long-term loss of function.

Injuries to the spine can occur from overuse, age or trauma and treatment methods often range from noninvasive options such as bracing or physical therapy to replacements of intervertebral discs and fusions when deemed necessary by our board certified orthopaedic specialists.

If you’re dealing with pain or loss of functionality, call (772) 288-2400 or click here to request your appointment. New patients will be seen by orthopeadic surgeons with years of spine experience on their first visit to establish a proper baseline and expedite treatment as soon as possible. Take the first step toward getting back to your life without pain today.

Your Spine and Neck

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Spine and Neck FAQ

Spine anatomy is divided into 4 major sections, typically defined by the number of vertebrae (the round bones that make up the structure of one’s back) in each section.

The four major sections include: cervical spine (neck), thoracic spine (upper back), lumbar spine (lower back), and sacral region (bottom of the spine).

Back pain affects as many as 80 percent of adults at some point during their lifetime. Anything from improper lifting to aging may cause back pain. Some of the most common causes of back pain include: stretched or strained muscles, injuries that damage the muscles, bones or tissue, herniated (slipped) discs, osteoporosis, obesity or excess weight, poor posture, and pregnancy.

Most back pain can be conclusively diagnosed using one or more of four diagnostic tests. These include: X-rays, Computerized Tomography (CT) Scan, Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Test, or Myleogram.

Fortunately, most back pain problems can be treated effectively without surgery. Treatment options include: anti-inflammatory medicine, limiting activity, physical therapy, and pain management as needed.


Common Conditions

  • Osteoporosis
  • Sciatica
  • Spinal Stenosis

Common Procedures

  • Lumbar Fusion
  • Minimally-Invasive TLIF (Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion)
  • PLIF: Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion
  • Total Disc Replacement

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