Neck and Back


The neck and back are the most common sources of pain in the body. While most neck and back pain can be alleviated without surgical intervention, some conditions and injuries do require minimally invasive, motion-preserving or open spinal surgery. The neck and spine specialists at Capital Orthopaedics offer a range of nonsurgical and surgical procedures to treat pain in the cervical and lumbar spine.

Our Specialists

Zaki Ibrahim, MD

Common Sources of Pain

The spine is a complex system composed of nerves, bones, muscles, ligaments and tendons. Because of this, neck and back pain can be caused by a variety of conditions and injuries. 

Some common sources of neck and back pain include: 

  • Disc Degeneration
  • Disc Herniation
  • Pinched Nerve
  • Spinal Osteoarthritis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Sprains and Strains

Conditions & Diseases

  • Cervical Myelopathy – Spinal Cord Compression
  • Cervical Spondylosis – Arthritis of the Neck
  • Chronic Low Back Pain
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Degenerative Disc Disease of the Spine
  • Facet Joint Syndrome – Facet Joint Arthritis
  • Herniated Disc
  • Kyphosis (Roundback)
  • Low Back (Lumbar) Pain
  • Lumbar and Cervical Radiculopathy – Pinched Nerve
  • Neck Pain
  • Sciatica
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Infections
  • Spinal Osteoarthritis, Spondylosis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spondylolysis
  • Whiplash – Neck Sprain or Neck Strain

Treatments & Procedures

  • EMG/Nerve Conduction Studies
  • Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Kyphosis
  • Kyphosis Treatment
  • Lumbar Micro Discectomy
  • Non-Operative Low Back Pain Treatment
  • Posterior Lumbar Decompression and Fusion
  • Scoliosis Treatment
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Decompression Surgery
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Osteoarthritis (Spondylosis) Treatment
  • Spinal Stenosis Treatment and Surgery
  • Vertebroplasty
  • Whiplash – Neck Sprain or Strain Treatment


While not all sources of neck and back pain can be avoided, there are things you can do to help prevent chronic pain. These include: 

  • Exercise and Stretch Regularly
  • Sleep Sideways
  • Maintain Proper Posture
  • Avoid Sitting for Prolonged Periods of Time
  • Eat a Healthy Diet 
  • Reduce Stress

The choice is capital

If you are suffering from joint or tissue pain, call the offices of Capital Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine today or use the convenient online tool to request an appointment.