About Back Pain

Back pain is one of the most common reasons people go to the doctor or miss work. Common causes of back pain include nerve and muscular problems, improper lifting techniques, and arthritis. The symptoms may range from sharp, stabbing pain, stiffness in your back or neck, chronic aching in your back, or pain that radiates down your legs.

At the Vanderbilt Comprehensive Spine Center, our team of surgical and nonsurgical specialists will address your condition quickly. Our group of specialists includes:

Surgeons: Treat conditions such as disc herniation, stenosis, spondylolisthesis, tumors, fractures, scoliosis and failed spinal surgeries.

Non-Surgical Specialists: Treat conditions such as back and neck pain, muscle strains, whiplash and fibromyalgia.

Occupational Medicine Specialists: Treat conditions and injuries that happen while at work or on the job.

Nurse Practitioners: Offer an entry point for spinal conditions through comprehensive history, physical examination, tests and initial treatments.

Other conditions our physicians treat:

  • Arm and leg pain
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Kyphosis
  • Myelopathy
  • Radiculopathy

We treat these conditions through advanced techniques including non-operative care, minimally invasive surgery, and advanced surgical instrumentation and spinal implants. Our mission is to improve the quality of life for patients who have spinal disease or injury by providing excellent, comprehensive care.

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