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Spine Health

The Back: A Masterpiece

Your back is a well-designed structure made up of bone, muscles, nerves, ligaments and tendons. Its pieces connect key parts of the body, and its healthy function is essential for nearly every move the body makes. But the spinal cord, especially in the lower back can be particularly vulnerable to injury and potentially disabling pain.

The Painful Truth About Back Problems

Back pain is the second most common neurological ailment in the United States (only headaches are more common), and it can isolate you from the people you care about, result in missed days of work and lowered productivity, and interfere with routine activities you may take otherwise for granted. Fortunately, understanding the reasons for back pain can sometimes help to avoid it.

Causes of Back Pain

There are all types of back and neck pain, from acute to chronic, that can result from an injury, medical condition or naturally occurring cause, such as aging. Some of these conditions include:

Injuries

  • Sports and recreational
  • Overexertion
  • Vertebral compression fracture

Medical Conditions

  • Disc disease
  • Pinched nerves
  • Spinal arthritis
  • Herniated disc
  • Spinal cord tumors
  • Spinal instability
  • Spinal stenosis

Ask your doctor, or contact one of our specialists to find out what you can do to reduce back pain. The Columbus Regional Brain and Spine Center can help you find relief, whether your condition is mild or severe. Our physicians can help you restore mobility, improve quality of life and diminish back and neck pain.

For more information about our staff specialists, services and programs, call 706-660-6555 or toll-free 1-800-875-1105. 

As the region's leading provider of healthcare, Columbus Regional Health has touched the lives of most of the children and adults in this region through its comprehensive network of services. Located in the West Georgia city of Columbus, Columbus Regional was established in 1986 as a not-for-profit health services organization, but its roots can be traced back to 1836 when the local hospital was a small wooden building on the banks of the Chattahoochee River.