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Assess Your Pain

Take our pain self-assessment quiz to better understand what type of neck or back pain you may be suffering from.

8 out of every 10 people experience serious neck or back pain. In fact, spine pain is the #2 reason Americans go to the doctor. While some pain may go away within a few weeks, certain symptoms might require that you see a spine doctor immediately.

Take this assessment to get closer to diagnosing the cause of your pain and how urgently you need to seek treatment.

Your answers to these questions combined with the results from a comprehensive diagnostic study are an excellent way of deciphering what type of pain you may be suffering from and how to properly treat it.

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Types of Back and Neck Pain

Everyone’s pain and symptoms are different. Without a proper evaluation, we can’t determine your specific type of pain. However, we can help you better understand the most traditional types of pain associated with neck and back health issues listed below.

Cervical Neck, Shoulders and Arms

Cervical

Cervical pain (neck, shoulders and arms)  is often described as sharp, burning, or radiating and most often derives from the center of the neck. When pain shoots down to the arms causing weakness or a tingling sensation, it’s typically associated with radiculopathy — pain resulting from one or more pinched nerves. The treatment options for this area of pain may include medication, pain-relieving injections, and a variety of physical therapy techniques. Surgery is rarely required, and you can rely on the team of experts at Spine Team Texas to exhaust all non-surgical options before recommending a minimally invasive surgical treatment.

Thoracic

Pain in this area is commonly described as sharp, burning, or radiating. Thoracic pain (mid back, chest and abdomen) sometimes radiates to the chest or abdomen. This is typically associated with radiculopathy, resulting in feelings of weakness, numbness, or tingling sensations caused by a pinched nerve. The treatment options for this area of pain may include medication, pain-relieving injections, and a variety of physical therapy techniques. Surgery is rarely required, and you can rely on the team of experts at Spine Team Texas to exhaust all non-surgical options before recommending a minimally invasive surgical treatment.

common causes of pain

Lumbar

Pain in this area (low back)
is commonly described as stabbing, sharp, achy, or burning. The treatment options for this area of pain may include anti-inflammatory medications, customized physical therapy typically lasting 4-6 weeks, and if necessary, a short course of pain-relieving injections. Surgery is rarely required, and you can rely on the team of experts at Spine Team Texas to exhaust all non-surgical options before recommending a minimally invasive surgical treatment.

Sacral

Pain in this area (hip and legs) is commonly described as stabbing, sharp, achy, electric, or having a burning character. Pain radiating down the legs is typically caused by a pinched nerve. The treatment options for this area of pain typically include anti-inflammatory medications and a customized course of physical therapy typically lasting 4-6 weeks. Surgery is rarely required, and you can rely on the team of experts at Spine Team Texas to exhaust all non-surgical options before recommending a minimally invasive surgical treatment.

Neck and back pain take the joy out of life. We’re here to help you find it again.

Our founder, Dr. David Rothbart, understood that people struggling with back or neck pain often fear surgery as the first option. He shared this concern, which is why he founded Spine Team Texas—to treat patients conservatively and avoid surgery as the initial solution. Dr. Rothbart’s team of carefully selected pain management experts has helped many patients find relief from their back and neck pain. Schedule your appointment today to find out how they can help you achieve your goals.
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Meet Tom Winders

Businessman, golfer & back pain conqueror
For a while, the only place Tom Winders could get a decent night’s sleep was on his living room love seat, where he could position his back just right. That’s when he knew something had to be done.

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