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Problems in the neck and back, including sciatica, account for 45% of all cases of musculoskeletal pain. Unfortunately, chronic back and neck pain seldom respond well to standard medical care, but you can still find relief with the help of Zak Ibrahim, MD, at South Denver Spine & Robotics, P.C. Dr. Ibrahim provides individualized treatment for back and neck pain, including minimally invasive surgery that treats or repairs the source of your pain. If you’re ready to do away with pain, call the office in Centennial or Castle Rock, Colorado, or Garden City, Kansas, or book online today.
Back or neck pain often begins when you pull a muscle or ligament during daily activities. You may suffer a sports injury, lift a heavy item, or fall and twist your spine.
Overuse injuries are another common problem. These injuries develop gradually as you repeat the same movement. The ongoing stress on the same muscles causes tears and inflammation.
As you get older, the structures in your spine start to weaken from wear-and-tear. These changes lead to problems in your back or neck, such as:
Any condition that affects your back or neck can cause pinched nerves.
The conditions responsible for your pain tend to cause stiffness that limits your ability to move. Neck pain often causes headaches, while back pain can become worse when muscles spasm.
If you have pinched nerves, you may also experience pain and tingling that goes down your arms or legs. For example, a pinched sciatic nerve in your lower back causes sciatica, an intense and sometimes debilitating pain that suddenly shoots down one leg.
In severe cases, the damaged nerve leads to muscle weakness and numbness. Your feet may droop when you walk, or you may have trouble writing or grasping objects.
The first line of treatment for back and neck pain includes anti-inflammatory medications, modifying your activities, chiropractic care, and physical therapy. If you still have pain after several months of non-surgical treatment, it’s time to consider other options.
At South Denver Spine & Robotics, P.C., Dr. Ibrahim has extensive experience repairing the underlying spine problem with minimally invasive procedures and open surgery when needed.
These are a few examples of spinal surgeries that improve back or neck pain:
Minimally invasive surgery causes less trauma, lowers your risk of complications, and speeds up your recovery. Dr. Ibrahim also specializes in robotic surgery, which improves surgical precision by guiding the placement of screws and implants.
You don’t need to put up with back and neck pain when effective care is available at South Denver Spine & Robotics, P.C. Don’t wait to schedule an appointment. Call the nearest office or book online today.