Neck and Back Pain

among the most common reasons for patients to visit their physician and miss work

Neck and Back Pain

Neck and back pain are among the most common reasons for patients to visit their physician and miss work. Sometimes, these symptoms develop “out of the blue” while other times, a particular event may be the cause. Pain in the neck and back can be caused by disorders of muscles, nerves, discs, or the joints of the spine. Fortunately, most of the time, the pain resolves quickly. If the pain does not improve quickly, or is associated with numbness, tingling, weakness, or difficulty with activities, then medical evaluation should be sought. Also, in cases of a trauma or patients with a history of cancer, urgent medical assessment is essential. Dr. Gottlieb usually sends patients with neck and back pain for physical therapy with the goal of a rapid improvement in pain and function. If necessary, imaging studies such as X-Rays and MRI will also be obtained.

 

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    "I was injured overseas while serving in the military, Dr. Gottlieb rehabilitated my spine injury without surgery!"

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    Emmanuel Diaz,
    Treated with physical therapy

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    "Dr. Gottlieb saved me from having unnecessary back surgery!"  

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    Hernan Organvidez,
    Pain resolved with physical therapy

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    Mrs. Indgin RN, wife of Dr. Indgin, Dermatology, has complex lumbar Minimally Invasive fusion . XLIF with Dr. Gottlieb. Back to life pain free!

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    Mrs. Indgin, RN,
    COMPLEX LUMBAR MINIMALLY INVASIVE FUSION

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    The pain was gone immediately after surgery!

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    Distelba Proensa,
    MINIMALLY INVASIVE DISCECTOMY

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    I had this pain for weeks and it was getting worse. This procedure took away my pain immediately.

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    Maria Batista,
    ORTHOPEDIC SPINE SURGERY PATIENT

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    My fracture pain was gone as soon as I woke up from surgery!

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    Olga Delgado,
    ORTHOPEDIC SPINE SURGERY PATIENT

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    I went to 6 doctors that did not help me. I saw Dr. Gottlieb expecting to be operated on because I had such terrible pain. He diagnosed me with a sacroiliac issue and explained it to me. Dr. Gottlieb suggested I did not need surgery but recommended physical therapy instead, I have been doing it for 3 months and I am 90% cured. He is the best doctor I have ever come in contact with."

    Ira Ehrenkrantz,
    ORTHOPEDIC SPINE SURGERY PATIENT

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    I had the kyphoplasty procedure done a few weeks ago and it has been amazing! I have gone from a 10 to a 2 as far as pain. It really has made a big impact, in things I could not do before without pain that I can do now. I have actually been blown away by it. The experience has been great, Dr. Gottlieb is great, everything about it has been positive.

    Jeff Lehman,
    ORTHOPEDIC SPINE SURGERY PATIENT

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    I had incredible pain, 9 out of 10, with loss of sensation in my right leg and loss of strength. I could not stand for longer than 10-15 minutes and I had to sit, it was horrible. Since the surgery, I feel great, I feel strong and I have my sensation back. I am very happy.

    Neysha Miranda Torres,
    ORTHOPEDIC SPINE SURGERY PATIENT

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