Suffer from back or neck pain?
The Back & Neck Pain Center at Mather Hospital has a team of specialists who work together to effectively treat your back and neck pain. We manage many spinal conditions such as sciatica, disc bulges, herniations, spinal stenosis, spine arthritis, muscle spasms, whiplash injuries, pinched nerves, facet pain and sacroiliac pain.
How the Back & Neck Pain Center works:
Your care begins with a comprehensive evaluation by our highly experienced spine care Nurse Practitioner, who then meets with our multidisciplinary clinical team to determine the best course of personalized treatment for you. In most cases we start with the least invasive treatment such as physical therapy and/or chiropractic care. In addition to these therapies, referrals may be made to any combination of specialists, including yoga, pain management, interventional radiology, orthopedic or neurosurgery, based on your specific case and needs. Our center incorporates collaborative support programs to help you learn lifestyle changes, such as diet and exercise, that are critical to help relieve pain, and prevent future recurrences.
How do I prevent future recurrences?
After our evaluation and team-based care , many of our 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 posture and movement guidelines as well as ergonomics and exercises to strengthen your spine. You may also select a nutritional consultation to learn how to incorporate an anti-inflammatory diet to help alleviate your pain and become healthier.
Evaluate your pain with our Back & Neck Pain Screening
Getting a second opinion before spine surgery
Have you been told you need to have spine surgery? Having surgery is a major decision. You may have questions and concerns about your recommended course of treatment. This is completely normal and it is why you may want to seek a second opinion when considering spine surgery. The Back & Neck Pain Center works closely with local spine surgeons and can assist you in finding a surgeon for a second opinion.
To get a referral for second opinion spine surgeon, contact the Back & Neck Pain Center at
(631) 228-1667 option 3.