If you have back pain, or know someone who’s suffered from it, you understand how challenging it can be. The back and spine, supported by your core muscles, is the center of your body. And when you have back pain, often the rest of your body is in pain too.

Symptoms of back and spinal conditions may include:

  • A dull ache
  • Shooting or stabbing pain in the legs, arms or back
  • Numbness or weakness in the arms, hands and legs

Diagnosing the source of back pain is the first step in managing and treating both upper and lower back pain.

Treatments for spinal and back pain and other conditions vary widely based on the cause of discomfort and may include:

  • Conservative management – physical therapy and/or medication
  • Injections or nerve blocks to help alleviate pain
  • Surgery performed at Akron General

Akron General’s Neuroscience Institute offers treatment for the following back and spine concerns:

For more information about treatment for back and spine pain at Akron General, call 330.344.3100.