Neck and back pain occur commonly in otherwise healthy people. Getting treatment soon after symptoms occur can make a difference. Our goal at the Quick Access clinic is to see you seen as soon as possible and start you on a treatment path that is individually tailored to your needs.
Back and neck pain can be caused by a number of factors, related to disc, bone and muscle issues. It can result from an injury, job-related conditions and even psychological and social stressors.
What to Expect
Our clinic is run by Physical Therapists who are specially trained in treating individuals with back and neck pain. We have specific appointment times set aside for new patients who have acute (less than 10 days) onset of moderate to severe back pain in order to get you help as soon as possible. At your first visit to the clinic, a therapist will do a full assessment to understand the nature of your back or neck pain and determine the next steps.
Research shows that many individuals who have been experiencing back pain for less than two weeks will show dramatic improvement in both their pain and function with physical therapy treatment. Our therapists have specialty training in:
- Manual therapy
- Mechanical diagnostic therapy
- Pregnancy-related pain
If your condition is more serious, the therapists will refer you to a Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation physician who may order imagining of your neck or back, prescribe medication or recommend a steroid injection. In the most serious issues, you will be referred to our neurosurgery colleagues. For patients suffering from chronic back or neck pain, we often work with neuropsychologists who can help individuals with tools to manage the pain.
Our clinic does not order imaging or prescribe medications. We accept many insurances. Medicare patients must have a physician referral to our clinic.
If you have any issues with bowel or bladder function, an unbalanced walk, severe weakness in both legs, or stroke-like symptoms (problems with speech, paralysis, or difficulty swallowing) please go to the Emergency Department.