Back and Neck Pain

Neurosurgeons & Spine Specialists located in Atlanta, GA
Back and Neck Pain

Back and Neck Pain services offered in Atlanta, GA

Back and neck pain is often treatable with physical therapy, home care, and medication, but when your pain worsens or persists, you may need a more advanced approach. The highly skilled neurosurgeon Dr. Max Steuer, MD, and Carter Cooper, PAC, in Atlanta, Georgia, provide an array of services for the treatment of back pain and neck pain, including minimally invasive spine surgery. If back and neck pain prevents you from enjoying daily activities and living an active life, don’t wait. Call the office to schedule a consultation today.

Back and Neck Pain Q&A

What are the symptoms of back and neck pain?

At Max Steuer, MD, the highly qualified neurosurgeon, Dr. Steuer, specializes in diagnosing and treating back and neck pain, offering many surgical solutions to improve your quality of life and alleviate any discomfort.

Symptoms of back pain include:

  • Increasing pain with bending and lifting

  • Worsening pain when standing, sitting, or resting

  • Stiffness in the morning upon waking

  • Reduced back pain with activity

  • Pain that radiates into the hip, buttocks, or hip

Your back pain might be constant, or it may come and go. 

Symptoms of neck pain include:

  • Pain that worsens over time

  • Headaches

  • Decrease in range of motion of your head

  • Muscle spasms

Depending on the cause, neck pain might also cause numbness, tingling, or burning sensations that travel to your upper back or arms.

What is the treatment for back and neck pain?

In most cases, back and neck pain can be eliminated with conservative medical care, which includes activity modification, physical therapy, anti-inflammatory medication, and pain relievers.

However, if conservative measures fail to alleviate your back and neck pain, Dr. Steuer may recommend surgery. 

What happens during a back and neck pain evaluation?

You can expect a thorough clinical exam during a back and neck pain evaluation. The exam aims to find the root cause of your pain and provide you with an effective treatment plan.

Experienced neurosurgeon, Dr. Steuer, asks detailed questions about your pain, including the type of pain you feel, when it started, and the activities that alleviate or worsen your discomfort.

He conducts a physical exam, paying close attention to the function and structure of your cervical spine. He may also request diagnostic imaging to rule out or confirm a suspected diagnosis.

Dr. Steuer works with you to create an effective treatment plan tailored to your specific needs and active lifestyle.

If you have back and neck pain that prevents you from enjoying your life to its total capacity, Max Steuer, MD, can help you get back to doing the things you love. Call the office to schedule a back and neck pain evaluation today.