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Neck And Back Pain Specialist

Commonwealth Musculoskeletal Medicine

Musculoskeletal Specialist located in Louisville, KY

Neck and back pain are common causes of discomfort and disability, lost workdays, and a reduced quality of life. Whatever the reason for your neck or back pain, Mark Conliffe, DO, at Commonwealth Musculoskeletal Medicine in Louisville, Kentucky, can help. Dr. Conliffe offers an advanced treatment method for resolving neck and back pain – regenerative medicine using Regenexx®. Regenerative medicine could be an option to try before considering surgery for your neck or back pain. Call Commonwealth Musculoskeletal Medicine today to schedule a consultation or contact us online.

Neck and Back Pain Q&A

What causes neck and back pain?

Musculoskeletal problems are the most common cause of neck and back pain. Typical neck and back problems include:

  • Bulging or herniated discs
  • Whiplash injuries
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Compressed nerves
  • Bone spurs
  • Osteoporosis 
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Spondylolysis
  • Degenerative disc disease

These conditions tend to be caused either by acute injuries or accidents or because of the effects of wear-and-tear. 

Acute injuries could arise from overexerting yourself when you aren’t fit enough for the activity you’re doing, overstretching, falls, making awkward or twisting movements, or using a poor lifting technique.

Most patients who have neck and back pain respond well to physical medicine therapies.

How does physical medicine help treat neck and back pain?

Noninvasive physical medicine treatments are almost always put to use first when treating neck and back pain. Commonwealth Musculoskeletal Medicine uses three types of physical medicine to ease pain and improve function:

  • Physical therapy
  • Massage treatments 
  • Osteopathic manual medicine

Activity modification is also important, and you might, in some cases, require pain-relieving medication as well.

Commonwealth Musculoskeletal Medicine often achieves successful outcomes for patients using physical medicine treatments. The practice’s specialists also recommend regenerative medicine for more severe neck and back pain.

At this time, most insurance companies don’t cover regenerative medicine treatments.

How we use Regenerative Medicine to treat neck and back pain.

The results of your treatment won’t be apparent straight away. Just like healing a bruise or a cut, it can take weeks and possibly months before you feel the full benefit of your regenerative medicine treatment. The improvement is likely to be gradual, but it can be long-lasting, too.

If your neck and back pain doesn’t improve, Commonwealth Musculoskeletal Medicine works with expert surgeons to find the most appropriate form of surgery for your condition.

Find out more about natural approaches to relieving neck and back pain by calling Commonwealth Musculoskeletal Medicine today or contact us online.