Back or Neck Pain

Back or Neck pain from disc, joint, muscle and ligament disease and nerve injury:

Spine pain or back pain is a catch-all term to describe pain anywhere along the spine, and it is one of the most common reasons for missed work.  In fact, back pain is the second most common reason for visits to the doctor’s office, outnumbered only by upper-respiratory infections, according to the American Chiropractic Association.


Spine pain may be a result of fractures or falls, strained muscles or ligaments, heavy lifting, muscle spasms and muscle tension. Other spinal conditions that often contribute the back pain include:

  • Spinal arthritis: This results in the inflammation, cyst or bone spur formation in the facet joints of the back, and this can cause pain on movement. Facet joints link and join vertebrae and aid in movement of the body.
  • Disc herniation: This is a condition that results from leakage of gel from the center of Inter-vertebral discs between the vertebrae. This can lead to inflammation at the site of rupture and affect the nerve roots and lead to pain that shoots into the arms or legs.
  • Spondylolisthesis: With this condition, the vertebrae are out of alignment in your backbone. For instance, one bone can slip forward over another, and this stresses the muscles and ligaments and can put pressure on nerve roots.
  • Kyphosis: This condition refers to the forward curvature of the spine that may be from Birth (congenital) or occurs from compression fractures in the vertebrae. Its most common sign is a rounded neck and back and loss of normal curvature of spine, which can cause pain on movement.
  • Scoliosis: This condition involves the side-to-side curvature of the back (S-shape or C-Shape), and it can cause pain, stiffness, lump in your back when not treated in early childhood.


At Cornell Pain Clinic we are pleased to offer our patients a variety of therapies for back pain management. Our treatments include: Regenerative therapies, Epidural steroid injections, Radio-frequency ablation, Facet joint injections and Nerve blocks. Please look at treatment offered for full list of treatment options.

Discuss your options with our pain specialist for your specific condition.