Back pain is the second most common nerve problem in the United States, after headaches. It is also the most common cause of job-related disability, according to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS). In fact, 80% of adults will experience back pain at some time in their life.
Back and spine pain can be caused by a range of conditions, such as spinal stenosis, arthritis, sciatica, injury, facet joint disorders, disc problems, and more.
Our orthopedic experts are highly skilled in diagnosing and treating a variety of back & spine injuries and concerns—and ensures your continued care is comfortable and effective. At Hendricks, we offer award-winning patient care and services including:
- Streamlined electronic medical record system, delivering information when it's needed
- Highly coordinated physical therapists, nurses, and orthopedic surgeons
- Physical therapy, localized pain treatments, minor and major surgery for repairs
- Continued support during the entire recovery process
Back Pain Symptoms & Treatment
Common symptoms of back pain include stiffness, tenderness, and muscle spasms. Our back and spine specialists will assess your pain and put together a treatment plan just for you.
Many times, effective therapies can be used to relieve pain, including aquatic therapy and physical therapy. Other options include specialized steroid or epidural injections, nerve blocks, kyphoplasty and vertebroplasty for compression fractures, minimally invasive spinal surgery, microdiscectomy, or cervical and lumbar fusions. Patients needing specialized injections and other non-surgical procedures receive care at Hibbeln Surgery Center in Avon. Call (317) 718-4676 to learn more or schedule.
Back & Spine Surgery
Those experiencing severe back pain, or back pain that causes leg numbness, weakness, and even groin numbness, might need surgery.
If major surgery is needed, the surgeons from Indiana Spine Group work alongside our team, creating an easy access point for patients requiring more complex surgical care of the spine. Spine surgery patients have access to a Magnet® accredited nursing team and the latest technology in our new operating room suites, complete with electronic message boards in the waiting room to keep families quickly informed. Our surgeons specialize in minimally invasive spine surgery and cutting-edge spinal stealth navigation techniques. Call (317) 228-7000 to learn more or schedule.