When your back or neck hurts, it seems like you hurt all over — even simple activities are painful. But you don't have to live that way. We provide the specialized care you need, giving you the best chance for a full recovery. And the sooner you get treatment, the sooner you'll feel better.
Common Back, Neck and Spine Problems
Most of us experience back pain at some point in life. In fact, it's the most common reason for visiting a doctor. Fortunately, most back pain causes aren't serious. Symptoms usually improve with treatments like heat or cold packs, over-the-counter pain medications, exercise and physical therapy.
The spine care team at Luminis Health Orthopedics can pinpoint what's causing your back or neck pain. From there, we can help you develop a personalized treatment plan to help you with conditions like:
Acute muscular neck pain or lower back pain.
Degenerative disc disease.
Lower back strain.
Scoliosis, spondylolisthesis and spinal deformity.
New symptoms from prior spine surgery.
We'll improve your pain, so you can get your life back on track.
Why Choose Luminis Health?
Our expert back, neck and spine team takes a “conservative first" approach. But you're in good hands with our expert, board-certified spine surgeons available if spine surgery is needed. We'll support you and your family along each step of your treatment and recovery. Choose us because we offer:
A specialized spine center. Our comprehensive care team includes physiatrists, pain specialists and spine surgeons. Each year, thousands of people come to us for help with back, neck and spine problems. That makes us one of Maryland's busiest spine programs. Many of these patients get better with treatments like exercise and injections. But if you do need spine surgery, we have the expertise you need.
Easy, fast access to care. With our SpineTODAY program, you can often get an appointment the same day. Our team quickly determines how urgent your problem is by evaluating your symptoms.
Treatments tailored to your needs. Our team guides you through a treatment plan that's tailor-made for you. Plus, our nurse navigator helps coordinate every step of your journey
Non-Surgical and Surgical Treatments for Spine Conditions
There are several ways to treat spinal pain, and each person is different. Our spine specialists can help identify the best option for you, including non-surgical and surgical treatments like:
Resting more than a day or two can actually make back pain worse. Regular cardiovascular exercise can help manage back pain longer term.
We give you tools to manage your symptoms, including things like mindfulness, meditation and best use of medications. These methods can work together to better manage your pain.
Physical therapy often plays an important role in treating spine conditions and back pain. A physical therapist can prescribe customized exercises to manage pain and improve movement. Sometimes physical therapists use hands-on techniques, too — for instance, to relax tense muscles or gently stretch scar tissue.
Epidural steroid injections, trigger point injections, and nerve blocks can be used to reduce pain and swelling.
Our spine surgeons can help you decide if surgery is the best option for your condition.
Support, Resources and Events for Back, Neck and Spine Conditions
We offer an educational class for patients with spine conditions, back pain and poor posture or body mechanics. In this class you learn about back structure, spine conditions, and the importance of core strength and balance exercises. You learn how to prevent injuries and self-management of spine pain.
Current Luminis Health Physical Therapy patients can sign up for the class at a PT visit. New patients should schedule a "spine consult PT evaluation" and then a follow-up PT visit for the spine education class.
This group meets once a month and is available at the Annapolis — Belcher Pavilion and Bowie North PT clinics.
Next Steps & Contact
- Luminis Health Orthopedics Annapolis
- Luminis Health Orthopedics Bowie – Hanson
- Luminis Health Orthopedics Bowie – Mitchellville
- Luminis Health Orthopedics Camp Springs
- Luminis Health Orthopedics Easton
- Luminis Health Orthopedics Lanham
- Luminis Health Orthopedics Odenton
- Luminis Health Orthopedics Pasadena