Neck & Back Pain Specialist
When you’re suffering from neck or back pain, everything becomes difficult. But it doesn’t have to stay that way. When you see Harvey Manes, MD at Wellwood Orthopedics in Lindenhurst, Long Island, New York, he finds the root of your back or neck pain and works to eradicate it. A Board-Certified Orthopedic Surgeon, Dr. Manes has years of experience working with patients and uses both traditional orthopedic practices and new, state-of-the-art treatments to bring you the best in pain reduction. Dr. Manes also has his unique formula, Dr. Harvey’s Herbal Motion Pain Relief Cream, to help alleviate neck and back pain. Call the office today to schedule your appointment.
Neck & Back Pain Q & A
What causes neck and back pain?
Although a variety of issues can cause back and neck pain, most often they’re related to a misaligned spine, which can cause pinched nerves, impaired movement, and pain. A back or neck misalignment can also contribute to bulging or herniated discs.
In other cases, tight muscles can lead to neck and back pain, especially for those who carry tension in their neck and shoulders. Tight muscles can become especially painful when they spasm.
If you work at a desk or spend a lot of time sitting at a computer, you may tend to sit hunched over, creating a “C” curve in your neck and spine. Doing so leads to muscle strain and spinal issues, causing pain anywhere in the back and neck.
Chronic conditions can cause neck and back pain, including:
- Degenerative disc disease
- Spinal stenosis
- Spinal tumors
Can neck and back pain be treated?
Depending on the cause of your back or neck pain, Dr. Manes may be able to treat it with a variety of methods. He always opts for the least invasive procedure and may recommend:
- Anti-inflammatory medication
- Stretching exercises, including yoga
- Therapeutic massage
- Physical therapy
- Personal training
- Spinal decompression
- Ultrasound therapy
- Cold laser therapy
Depending on your specific condition and needs, Dr. Manes may use one or multiple techniques to improve the health of your neck and spine. If necessary, he may request an X-ray or MRI to get a clearer idea of what’s causing your pain.
Dr. Manes may also suggest lifestyle changes and at-home remedies you can do to strengthen your back and neck. These include:
- Adding ergonomic designs to your workspace
- Sleeping on a firm mattress
- Moving every hour
- Improving your posture
- Heat and ice treatment
Are there surgical options for neck and back pain?
Depending on the cause and severity of your neck and back pain, Dr. Manes may recommend surgery, but only if other measures aren’t bringing you pain relief. He may ask that you spend a few days on bed rest or use injections before opting for a surgical solution. If all else fails, he may then recommend back or neck surgery.
If you’re tired of suffering from neck and back pain and are looking for an orthopedic surgeon, call to schedule your appointment with Dr. Manes.