Upper & Lower Back Treatments
Back & Spine Specialist in Kansas City
Upper & Lower Back
Back pain affects 80% of Americans
There are many types of conditions that cause back pain. Like most medical conditions, back pain is treatable through several methodologies. Determining what condition you have is the key to determining the right treatment option for you. Back pain comes in many forms. Lower back pain, middle back pain, and upper back pain are just a few of the symptoms associated with spinal conditions. You may also have pain or tingling in your extremities that may be indications of spinal conditions.
Get treated by the compassionate professionals at Midwest Neurosurgery Associates
Your physician will examine you and go over imaging studies to arrive at a diagnosis and recommendations for upper and lower back treatments.
Upper & Lower Back Treatments
Where does it hurt?
Back pain is one of the most common reasons for a trip to the doctor. Overstretched muscles or ligaments are the cause of most back pain.
Some causes of acute back pain include improper lifting, strenuous physical effort, poor sitting or standing posture, sleeping position, and stress and muscle tension. Pregnancy, lack of muscle tone, and surplus weight can also cause acute back pain.
A structural or mechanical problem can also cause back pain, like sciatica or a bulging or ruptured disc. Osteoporosis and arthritis are also structural problems that can contribute to back pain. Developmental problems caused by abnormal formation of the skeleton, like scoliosis or kyphosis, can also cause back pain. Tumors, trauma, inflammations, and infections can also contribute to back pain.
What our Patients are Saying
Very intelligent, knowledgeable, understanding doctors! Really have patient’s interest in mind, and listening to patients. Very helpful!
Office visit for the issues I have. I was very impressed. They explained everything so that I fully understood my problems. Seemed truly interested in me.
I needed a spinal fusion and was scared to death. My life was painful and it hurt to walk. He convinced me this was the best course of care. Well, I’m 6 months post surgery and my life style is back to normal! I am back to hiking and biking again. I wouldn’t go to anyone else and have referred him to friends.
Frequently Asked Questions
What insurances do you accept?
We participate in all major insurance plans.
Do I need to have a doctor's referral?
It is better to see your primary care physician at the outset of your journey. He or she can order appropriate tests, which can help determine whether or not you need to see a neurosurgeon. We can accept people without a referral in some instances.
Where do you perform surgery?
We perform surgeries in state of the art operating rooms at Research Medical Center and Overland Park Regional Medical Center.
How long does it take to get a surgery scheduled?
After your initial appointment with your neurosurgeon, if additional tests are needed, you will be scheduled for those. If you arrive with all the studies needed to diagnose the problem, your surgery can be scheduled immediately after your appointment, usually between two to four weeks.
Do most people who visit a neurosurgeon ultimately require surgery?
No, only a portion of our patients go on to surgery. After a diagnosis is established, the physician will outline various possible treatments. You and your physician will arrive at the best solution for your particular problem, which may require surgery, but may also respond to epidural steroid injections, physical therapy, or a “wait and watch” approach.