Back and neck injuries and pain include a wide range of conditions such as:
- Joint disorders
- Arthritis, including osteoarthritis and ankylosing spondylitis
- Coccydynia (pain in the coccyx, the small triangular bone at the base of the spine)
- Spine disorders
- A prolapsed or herniated disk
- Strains and sprains
- Other musculoskeletal and neurological conditions
These conditions may result from many causes, including work-related injuries, heavy lifting, sports injuries, automobile accidents, poor posture, and orthopaedic trauma.
Many persons with these conditions can benefit from therapy and other rehabilitative care. MedStar National Rehabilitation Network offers comprehensive inpatient and outpatient services designed to assist patients in becoming as independent and functional as possible.