This blog entry is part of a series of interview responses provided by Kevin Macadaeg, MD, a minimally invasive spine specialist with Indiana Spine Group. Dr. Macadaeg was recently interview about back pain and spinal treatments.
What are some of the different causes or reasons for chronic neck or back pain? What would you say is the most common cause of back or neck pain?
The most common causes of chronic neck or back pain are degenerative disc disease and degenerative spondylosis (degeneration of the spinal joints, development of bony spurs, disc degeneration and calcification of spinal ligaments).
What are the different options available to treat this type of pain?