What's causing my back or neck pain? It's a common question, and a visit to your doctor is an important first step to get an answer. Image of Doctor with Xray
You should know that the diagnosis of back, neck, leg or arm pain isn’t always easy. The human spine is very complex, so it can be difficult for your doctor to pinpoint the exact cause of low back pain or other symptoms. Below are some common spinal conditions.
The history of the pain and any activities that may have triggered your symptoms are important factors in diagnosis and treatment.
There are a variety of diagnostic exams that may be used to determine the cause of your back and/or neck pain, as well as the type of treatment that may be appropriate for you. Your doctor may recommend one or more of the following: