Back pain is one of the most common complaints treated by physicians. Nearly four out of five people will have back pain at some time in their life. Often the exact cause of the pain cannot be found.
Back pain can develop in association with a number of causes, including muscle strain, injury to the back, overuse, muscle disorders, pressure on a nerve root, poor posture, and many others. Pregnant women, smokers, construction workers, and people who do repetitive lifting all have increased risk of back pain.
Pain felt in the lower back may come from the spine, muscles, nerves, or other structures in that region. It may also radiate from other areas like your middle or upper back, a hernia in the groin, or a problem in the testicles or ovaries. Back injuries can cause a variety of symptoms, such as tingling or burning, a dull ache, or sharp pain. Weakness in the legs or feet may also be felt.
Virtua's Spine Program offers a wide range of surgical and non-surgical treatment options for neck and back conditions. This includes everything from minimally invasive surgery to physical rehabilitation.
Virtua's Spine Program was the first program to be accredited in the Northeast, and only the second to achieve this prestigious recognition nationwide. This award-winning Spine Program is led by a dedicated spine panel comprised of Virtua surgeons who set standards, monitor quality and provide excellent outcomes for patients. Virtua has the only spine program in the region that has earned prestigious Joint Commission recognition.
Virtua surgeons perform more than 1,000 spine procedures each year. Virtua also emphasizes education for patients and families about rehabilitation and recovery.
Virtua offers advanced care for acute and chronic spine diseases, disorders and injuries, including:
- Conventional and minimally invasive surgery
- Pain management
- Physical therapy and rehabilitation
- Education and prevention
- Early detection
- Non-surgical symptom management
For more information, call 1-888-VIRTUA-3 (1-888-847-8823).