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Neck and Back Treatment in the Raleigh Area

Neck & Back - Did You Know?

The spine includes the bones of the neck and back - a column of 33 bones, or vertebrae, that extend from the skull down to the pelvis.

Expert Spine, Neck & Back Specialists in Wake County

The spine team consists of board-certified, fellowship-trained spine surgeons, Dr. Mikles and Dr. Thibaudeau, who are trained to treat strains, sprains, fractures, and other spinal conditions or injuries. The spine surgeons collaborate with non-operative physicians who are also spinal specialists (physiatrists) to treat most problems without surgery. For problems that might benefit from surgical treatment, the spine surgeons perform surgery using the most modern techniques and in a minimally-invasive fashion when possible.

Our neck and back specialists are available at all of our clinics in Wake County, NC.

Common Neck and Back Issues Treated at Raleigh Orthopaedic

More than 80% of adults will experience significant back or neck pain at some time during their life. In most cases, back pain is due to a sprain or strain. If you have pain that radiates down your arm or leg, this may be a sign of a spine condition.

Neck and Back Doctors at Raleigh Orthopedic

At this time, we have two neck, back, and spine specialists available for appointments at Raleigh Orthopaedic. Please utilize the cards below to explore their pages or make an appointment.

Neck and Back Treatments at Raleigh Orthopaedic: Surgical vs. Nonsurgical Treatments

At Raleigh Orthopaedic, our neck and back specialists will carefully learn your medical history and diagnose your condition via your symptoms, physical examination, and any necessary medical tests. Based on your diagnosis, you will be provided with a treatment plan that will ensure the best possible long-term outcome.

Nonsurgical Treatment for the Neck and Back

There is a high probability that your spine condition will not require a surgical procedure. There are many nonsurgical treatments to ease your symptoms prior to discussing spine surgery, which include ice, heat, spinal injections, physical therapy, and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory (NSAIDs) medications. Exercise also relieves back pain and can potentially keep it from recurring.

 

The Raleigh Orthopaedic spine team is committed to providing the highest quality spine care to all of our patients in the treatment of all spine conditions. Using clinical protocols and utilizing the latest technology, our neck and back specialists strive to provide the right treatment at the right time for each patient. The goal is to empower the patient with the tools that will assist them in returning to their highest level of function.

Reasons You May Need Neck or Back Surgery

Raleigh Orthopaedic spine surgeons may recommend surgery if you have one of the following conditions:

  • A slipped disk that isn’t getting better on its own
  • Bone spurs in your spine (these are often caused by arthritis) that are putting pressure on your spinal cord
  • A degenerative spinal condition like stenosis (narrowing of the protective bony canal around the spinal cord) that’s causing side effects, like weakness
  • Weakness or numbness in your arms and legs
  • Trouble walking or using your hands
  • Lost bladder or bowel control because of a problem with the nerves in your back
  • A spinal infection, or a high fever with back pain — this can be a sign of a spinal infection
  • A broken or dislocated bone in your back
  • A tumor on your spinal cord

Neck, Back & Spine Clinics in Wake County

Raleigh Orthopaedic provides neck, back, and spine care at six convenient locations in Wake County. Our clinics can be found in Raleigh, North Raleigh, Cary, Garner, Holly Spring, and West Cary-Panther Creek. For those in need of surgery on their neck or back, we have two surgery centers in Raleigh and Panther Creek.

Additional Information for your Neck and Back Appointment

  • Aetna / Coventry
  • Alignment HC
  • Blue Cross
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • Humana Military/ Tricare East
  • MedCost
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan / PHCS
  • Prime Health
  • United Healthcare

 

Please come to your first appointment 30 minutes early with your photo ID, insurance card, and if applicable, any images or scans related to your visit. If your insurance plan has a copay, that will be collected at the time of check-in. At your first appointment with Raleigh Orthopaedic, you will be expected to complete new patient forms, including a medical history questionnaire. You can update your demographics and fill out your new patient forms prior to your appointment through our Patient Portal. These forms will be used to get a baseline overview of pre-existing conditions and a better initial understanding of where and how you’re experiencing pain or discomfort. Conditions such as arthritis, osteoporosis, anemia, obesity, hypertension, and diabetes may all impact both diagnosis and treatment plan options.

If you are in need of emergency medical care for your neck or back, please go to UNC Rex Hospital. Raleigh Orthopaedic specialists are on call for orthopedic trauma at all hours of the day.

Explore other Services Available at Raleigh Orthopaedic

Are you in need of care other than for your neck and back? Raleigh Orthopaedic also provides the following orthopedic services and specialties to the Triangle Community.

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