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Back, Neck, & Spine Services

Back & Neck Evaluation, Treatment, & Surgery

Back and neck pain can be just mildly irritating—or it can interfere with your day-to-day activities and prevent you from living a healthy, full life. Spine Services at University of Utah Health treats all types of back, neck, and spine-related pain and disorders. This includes common to the most complex problems.

We understand that the idea of having spine surgery can be scary and overwhelming. For this reason, we only recommend surgery as a last resort—when it’s clear other treatments won’t relieve pain. We use conservative treatments first, always recommending exercise, physical therapy, and lifestyle changes before more invasive treatments. We also offer spine evaluations to help our patients determine the best treatment options for their condition.

Our care team of expert neurosurgeons, orthopedic surgeons, and physiatrists use the latest technology and research, ensuring you receive the most effective and current treatments available. When you need care, why not go to the place where spine and back specialists are trained?

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When to See a Back Specialist

Like most Americans, you'll probably have back pain at some point in your life. Luckily, most back pain goes away within one to two weeks. But if your pain is long-term or chronic—and if you have certain symptoms with your low back pain—you may want to see a spine specialist.

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Rethinking Back Pain Treatment

Low back pain is the leading cause of disability around the world. It is estimated that more than 100-billion dollars is spent in the U.S. alone each year on treatments - more than almost any other health condition. But are those treatments working? 
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Watch Amy McClosky-McGinley's Story

When confronted with debilitating pain from her herniated disk, Amy sought the expertise of U of U Health's neurosurgery team for an endoscopic diskectomy. Their steadfast support and minimally invasive treatments set her on a path to healing and recovery, allowing her to reclaim her vibrant life.

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