Neurosciences Institute

Back & neck
pain treatment

When treating back pain, we consider more than just your illness or injury

Back pain can have many causes. It can be the result of an injury, changes in your health, aging or other factors. At Novant Health, our care providers will carefully study your condition as a starting point. Our team also will assess your health to understand all circumstances that might contribute to your discomfort. Taking the time to learn more about you allows our experts to choose the best treatment options for you.

Before recommending treatment, we consider:

  • Overall health and medical history
  • Specific health conditions
  • Severity of your condition
  • Ability to tolerate specific medications, procedures or therapies
  • Expectations for the course of your condition
  • Your opinion or preference

Treatment can include:

  • Modifying your activities
  • Physical rehabilitation or therapy
  • Weight loss (if overweight)
  • Medication
  • Occupational therapy
  • Recommendation to stop smoking
  • A prevention program as directed by your provider
  • Surgery
  • Assistive devices (mechanical back supports)