Back & Neck Pain Center
Eight out of 10 Americans experience back or neck pain at one time in their lives. Almost two-thirds of those suffering back and neck pain report that it negatively impacts their quality of life. To help those in our community find relief, Mather Hospital has created the Back & Neck Pain Center (BNPC).
The goal of the Center is to treat our patients' pain through the most efficient and effective care, that is also the least invasive and least costly. The first step is an evaluation by the program’s nurse practitioner or physician assistant who then confers with the clinical care team to determine the best course of treatment. Referrals may be made to any combination of specialists, including physical therapy, pain management, chiropractic, orthopedic or neurosurgery, based on each patient’s need. The center incorporates support programs to help people learn lifestyle changes, such as diet and exercise, that are critical to help relieve pain, and prevent future recurrences.
Many patients are directed to the Back to Basics program with Mather Hospital's Outpatient Physical Therapy Department. Designed to help people alleviate pain and prevent future occurrences, Back to Basics is a three-session program that promotes proper movement guidelines and exercises that strengthen the spine. There is also a nutritional consultation that patients may select.
For more information about the Back & Neck Pain Center, call 631-686-2565.
Learn how to get relief from your back and neck pain at a free informational seminar on Thursday, March 30, 2017, 6-8 pm at Mather Hospital.
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