As you age, your body is prone to develop some form of chronic pain in some part of your body. The most common location for you to develop a disorder of chronic pain is in your spine. The disorders themselves are not the problem, the problem is when these disorders put pressure onto nearby nerves or your spinal cord, which can cause pain, numbness, or even paralysis. Are you experiencing pain in your back? If so, we recommend that you get in touch with your physician and have them further inspect your pain. Depending on what your situation is, these disorders can be treated with anti-inflammatory medication, steroid injections, physical therapy, or even surgery. Deciding which is the right way to treat your neck and back pain begins with a proper diagnosis. Often back pain can be treated non-surgically, but in some cases, it is necessary to perform surgery.