Are you experiencing back pain as a result of a sudden injury or repetitive movement?

The orthopedic surgeons and sports medicine experts at Westchester Sport and Spine are here to help you with your back pain no matter how mild or severe. With 33 years of combined experience diagnosing back pain and treating back injuries, Westchester Sport and Spine provides you with the highest levels of care for both surgical and non-surgical procedures.

Call Westchester Sport and Spine immediately – (914)-358-9700

Please call us immediate and have someone drive you to our clinic if your back pain is caused by an injury and is accompanied by:

Your have lost feeling in any extremity
Inability to move or walk
Extreme bruising
Intense pain or tingling
Sudden swelling in the area
Schedule an Appointment

icon-anatomy-doctorAbout your back

Your back is a large and complex structure comprised of bones, ligaments, tendons, muscles and nerves that work in conjunction to provide your body with a remarkable amount of mobility.

Your back is comprised of four major areas:

  • Cervical Spine (Neck) – The cervical spine is begins at the base of your head, spanning seven vertebrae, providing support to the head and allowing for its movement. Most pain found in the cervical spine area is a result of a muscle, ligament or tendon strain. In extreme cases, where pain has lasted for several weeks, a cervical herniated disc could be the culprit.
  • Thoracic Spine (Upper Back) – The thoracic spine is the section of your spine that interlocks with your rib cage, providing structure to support your upper body and protecting your body’s vital organs. The thoracic spine is not designed to move, so resulting pain in the area is likely a result of a strain, pull, imbalance or injury in another area of the back. In extreme cases, such as a direct blow with major force, may cause a herniated disc, a dislocated rib or even a fractured rib.
  • Lumbar Spine (Lower Back) – The lumbar spine is comprised of the lower five discs of your spine, responsible for the vast majority of your range of motion and supporting the weight of your upper body. This makes the lumbar spine region susceptible to acute and chronic injuries. Pain found in the lumbar spine is typically the result of a muscle strain, though over time repetitive motions can cause herniated discs.
  • Sacral Region (Bottom of the Spine) – The sacral region is found below your lumbar spine and is formed by the sacrum, a triangular shaped bone that connects to your pelvis through the sacroiliac joints. Pain found in the sacral region is often a result of dysfunction in these joints.

To be certain of the reason for your back pain, contact the back pain experts at Westchester Sports and Spine for specific diagnosis of your back pain.

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icon-conditions-doctorCommonly treated back conditions

  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arthritis
  • Coccydynia
  • Chronic Pain
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Herniated Disc
  • Lower Back Pain
  • Muscle Strain
  • Neck Pain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Piriformis Syndrome
  • Sciatica
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Deformities
  • Spinal Fractures
  • Spinal Infection / Osteomyelitis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spinal Tumors
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Vertebral Fracture

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icon-treatments-doctorBack pain treatment options

The majority of back pain and injuries are effectively treated with medications, rest and physical therapy. More often than not, back surgery is not necessary to treat your current pain.

If surgery is needed, the orthopedic surgeons at Westchester Sport and Spine are experts in the latest minimally invasive procedures.

The main treatment options for your back pain include:

  • Avoiding activities that make your symptoms worse
  • Using ice packs
  • Painkillers
  • Anti-inflammatories
  • Physiotherapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Surgery (in some cases)

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icon-treatments-doctorBack pain articles

Learn more about back pain with these educational articles from the orthopedic doctors at WSS:

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icon-call-doctorCall us immediately

Please call Westchester Sport and Spine immediately and then ask someone to drive you to our clinic if your back pain is caused by an injury and is accompanied by:

  • You have lost feeling in any extremity
  • Inability to move or walk
  • Extreme bruising
  • Intense pain or tingling
  • Sudden swelling in the area

Patients Come First: Schedule an Appointment Today

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