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Back and Neck Pain Treatment

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Back and neck pain can be caused by a variety of diseases and injuries, including arthritis or trauma. Howard County General Hospital has a range of specialists - from physical therapy and pain management to orthopedics and neurosurgery - to help relieve pain for patients suffering from spine or neck issues. Many treatments are available, from medical management to new pain control techniques and back surgery.

To find a back specialist, visit our physician directory.

Video Series

Q&A - Spinal Fusion

Amit Jain, M.D., Johns Hopkins spine surgeon, explains what a spinal fusion entails and what a patient can expect after surgery.

Q&A - Herniated/ Slipped Disc

Dr. Jain explains what a herniated disc is, the symptoms, how it is diagnosed, the treatment options and prognosis.

Q&A - Spinal Stenosis

Dr. Jain explains what spinal stenosis is, the symptoms, how it is diagnosed, the treatment options and prognosis.

 
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