Neck and Back

Back or Neck pain diagnostics.

Back and neck pain is one of the most common reasons for diminishing quality of life and for people to go seek medical help. Worldwide it is the leading cause of disability and missing work. Most people have had back pain at least once. Even if back or neck pain can go away by itself, it does not solve the root cause of the problem. According to the latest guidelines and scientific studies, the best defence against back or neck pain is a healthy, strong and flexible spine.

Signs and Symptoms of Back or Neck Pain

  • Aching muscles
  • Shooting or stabbing pain
  • Limited mobility
  • Radiating pain down your leg
  • Pain that worsens with standing, walking, bending, or lifting,
  • Pain that improves with reclining

Acute vs. Chronic Pain

Acute pain is of sudden onset and is often the result of a defined cause such as an injury. Acute pain can be mild and last just a moment, or it can also be severe and last for weeks or months. Acute pain is resolved with the healing of its underlying cause.
Chronic pain is ongoing and usually persists longer than six months. It is usually associated with an underlying disorder, such as arthritis. People with Chronic Back Pain can have stressful physical effects on the body. These include tense muscles, a lack of energy, and appetite changes. Emotional effects of chronic pain include axiety, depression, anger, and fear of re-injury. Such a fear might limit a person’s ability to return to their regular work or leisure activities.

Treatment of Back or Neck Pain

During the interview we chart the diagnosis of back and neck problems. From this inventory we select the right tailor-made treatment program.

Who is a candidate for Amsterdam Clinics?

Amsterdam Clinics is a clinic-based, physician-driven, patient-centric treatment program for those with spine and orthopedic pain:

  • Back, neck, shoulder, hip, and knee pain
  • Sudden onset of pain
  • First-time episodes of pain
  • A history of chronic pain and/or decreased function