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Ann Arbor Main Office: 5315 Elliott Dr. #102 • Ypsilanti, MI 48197
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Ann Arbor Spine Care

Recognizing the national trend toward a spine Center of Excellence approach for the treatment of back and neck pain, Michigan Brain & Spine created Ann Arbor Spine Care in early 2009. Our goal is to improve the care of back and neck pain with a multidisciplinary approach that emphasizes the best possible treatment options. This includes collaborating with physical medicine physicians to exhaust non-surgical treatment options like spinal injections and spine therapy in advance of spine surgery. If spine surgery is necessary, the spine surgeons at Ann Arbor Spine Care use advanced robotic spine surgery capabilities and surgical navigation technology for the most advanced spine surgery in the State of Michigan. Consequently, back pain and neck pain patients from across Northern Michigan, Western Michigan and Traverse City travel to Ann Arbor Spine Care for a second opinion for spine surgery.

A Team Approach

Ann Arbor Spine Care includes the expertise of board-certified and fellowship-trained neurosurgeons who specialize in spine, working in collaboration with a team of physical medicine & rehabilitation MDs and spine-specialized therapists all located on one common campus on the East side of Ann Arbor, Michigan. The spine team is able to care for any type of back or neck problem, from the simple back or neck strain all the way to the most complex spine surgery. Because Ann Arbor Spine Care has X-ray, MRI, injection therapy and spine therapy on the campus, the back or neck pain patient no longer has to drive around town to multiple locations for care.

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Loss of bowel/bladder control is an EMERGENCY symptom. You need to see a spine surgeon or go to an Emergency Room within 24 hours, or the symptom could become permanent.

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Numbness, pain or tingling into a leg or arm, especially when it extends below a knee or elbow, could imply a disc problem, and should be seen by a spine specialist within 2 days.

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Difficulty moving an arm or leg could imply a disc problem, and should be seen by a spine specialist within 2 days.

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Any traumatic fall or car accident could have fractured bones in your spine, or herniated a disc. You should see a spine specialist promptly who may perform X-rays to assess you.

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Neck pain with headache/nausea is an EMERGENCY symptom. See a doctor in 24 hours.

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Did the pain come on after lifting, or after aggressive exercise or sports activity?

Lifting or sports activities can strain muscles, ligaments & tendons, causing painful spasms. Extreme pain can require a spine specialist. Home remedies include anti-inflammatories like Advil/Nuprin, rest, ice and some simple stretching exercises. However, if symptoms don’t improve over 3 days, you need to be assessed by a spine specialist.

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Is the pain mostly in your low back, AND accompanied by a FEVER, or making you sick?

Pain in the low back, along with a fever, could be a kidney infection. You should see a spine specialist immediately.

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Back or neck pain that doesn’t radiate pain or numbness into a leg or arm can be caused by a variety of problems, including a strain of the muscles or ligaments in the back or neck.

Home remedies include anti-inflammatories like aspirin, Advil or Nuprin, rest, ice and some simple back/neck exercises. Don’t do any exercise that causes an increase in pain.

If pain persists you may need to see a spine specialist. Request an Appointment

Remember: Those who self diagnose themselves and self treat themselves do so at their own risk. Back and neck pain can arise from a variety of causes and may require a spine specialist to perform diagnostic tests to identify your problem and the best treatment. A spine specialized therapist can also create a home exercise program customized for you.

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Conditions

Have back or neck pain? Learn what causes symptoms and the home remedies that relieve pain.

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Nonsurgical Treatment

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Surgical Treatment

Have back or neck pain? Learn what causes symptoms and the home remedies that relieve pain.

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