Back, Neck & Spine Conditions
Back pain is one of the most widespread health problems, affecting four out of five Americans in their lifetime. The spine is an interdependent system of 34 vertebrae, more than 100 joints, 120 muscles, 23 discs, and more than 220 ligaments. When something goes wrong, the hundreds of nerve fibers and countless nerve endings are quick to alert you.
The neck, back, and spine specialists at Summit Orthopedics have brought together a variety of video and written content on common conditions. We welcome you to explore the symptoms, condition descriptions, causes, diagnosis, and treatment options.
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Dr. Wahlquist identifies the numerous problems and conditions that may cause back pain.
Ask the Expert: Spine Video Series
Given the choice between preventing pain and treating pain, we’d all prefer prevention. If we do feel a twinge of back pain now and then, Summit interventional pain specialist Dr. Joseph Cunniff has suggestions that can help prevent occasional discomfort from becoming a chronic problem.