Orthopedic Back & Neck Care

A broad array of treatment options for back and neck conditions

When it comes to the back and neck ...

Approximately 80 percent of adults in the United States have been affected by back pain at some point in their lives. There are numerous causes of back pain, ranging from trauma to disease.

Back problems are often aggravated by and associated with improper body mechanics and activities that require heavy lifting or prolonged periods of bending. Mild back pain may be relieved by avoiding heavy physical activity and with some rest. However, patients should seek treatment when pain persists and is not alleviated with rest or over-the-counter medications. 

Conditions treated/Clinical services provided

Starting with conservative options and progressing to surgical procedures when the patient’s condition warrants more aggressive treatment, our skilled orthopedic spine surgeon addresses numerous back and neck conditions, injuries and illnesses such as: 

  • Disc herniation
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Spinal arthritis and sciatica
  • Cervical and lumbar degenerative disease
  • Pinched back and neck nerves
  • Compression fractures
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Pain associated with neurological disorders
  • Disc arthroplasty
  • Discectomy
  • Lumbar fusion
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Cervical fusion

What you need to know about back and neck injuries

You will be cared for by numerous members of our team, working under the direction and supervision of our physician:

Scott G. Rainey, D.O. 

Our advanced practice provider, Matthew Bishop, C.R.N.P, works with Dr. Rainey to assist him during surgery and office hours. Matthew also sees patients for pre- and postoperative care and new patient appointments. 

To request an appointment, call 1-866-874-7483 or click here. 

To determine the cause of your back pain, your doctor will ask about your symptoms and conduct a physical examination. Depending on the nature of your pain, you may undergo X-rays or other diagnostic tests, such as a CT scan (computed tomography), an MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) or an EMG (electromyogram).

After your doctor determines the source of your back pain, he or she will develop a treatment plan designed to help reduce pain and improve mobility. There is a wide range of treatment options for back and neck pain, ranging from conservative measures to surgical intervention.

Most acute back pain is resolved without treatment. However, you should seek treatment when: 

  • Pain is persistent and rest or over-the-counter medications do not relieve pain
  • ​Pain interferes with daily activities
  • Pain interferes with sleep
  • There is numbness, tingling or weakness in the legs