Back and Neck Care
Stress Quiz
Stress is a fact of life for most of us. Too much stress can have harmful effects on the body, mind, and emotions. Learn more about stress and its effects by taking this quiz.
Orthopedic Treatment Team
Members of your treatment team may include an orthopedic surgeon, a rheumatologist, and a physical therapist.
Evaluation Procedures for Orthopedic Problems
To help the orthopedist determine your treatment, you'll need a physical exam, a medical history profile, and a description of symptoms.
Treatment Plans
For most orthopedic disorders and injuries, more than one form of treatment may be appropriate.
Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation
The goal of musculoskeletal rehab is to help you return to the highest level of function and independence possible.
Back and Neck Pain
Back and neck pain can interfere with your ability to function. Overuse, overweight, and other problems can cause back and neck pain.
Put a Stop to Nerve Injuries Called Stingers
Stingers occur when the shoulder and head go in opposite directions, the head is moved quickly to one side, or the area above the collarbone is hit.
5 Exercises to Prevent an Aching Neck
Although neck pain can be the result of stress, age, or injury, it is most often associated with poor posture.
Find Relief for Back Pain
Being overweight—especially having excess abdominal fat—strains the lower back. Lack of exercise, poor posture, and sitting too much can also weaken and stress back muscles.
Reduce Your Risk for Low Back Pain
Lose weight if you need to, quit smoking, and ease the stress in your life. All these steps can keep your back pain-free.
Neck Pain
Your neck is at risk for injury because of its location and range-of-motion. Neck pain can be caused by injury, age, or inflammatory disorders.

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