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If you have frequent back or neck pain, you are one of the more than 31 million Americans who deal with back pain at any given time. A study by the United States Bone and Joint Initiative revealed that back pain accounts for more than 264 million lost work days per year, and that’s no surprise considering how back pain impacts the entire body. Back and neck pain makes it hard to perform simple daily tasks and even basic movements like standing or sitting.
Neck pain occurs in any part of the spine that extends from the first cervical vertebra (which is around the bottom of the earlobe) down to the seventh vertebra (which is located around the top of the shoulder). The mid and upper back is from the seventh vertebra down to the 12th thoracic vertebra. The low back starts below the 12th thoracic vertebra and goes down to about mid-way between the two back and hip bones. Back and neck pain can occur in any of these areas, and common reasons for that include obesity, osteoarthritis, sitting too much, poor posture, and even smoking.
Our CNI Board Certified neurosurgeons world revolves around the nervous system. With over 80 years combined experience Drs. Faircloth, Flotte, Middleton, and Tyler apply the same delicate techniques we use on the brain, to your neck and spine. By approaching problems in the least invasive manner available, we are able to protect normal tissue, so patients experience less postoperative pain.
Our board certified neurologists Drs. Hecker, Foster, Friedman, Manley, Markle, and Oztas have specialized training in diagnosing and treating diseases of the brain, spinal cord, peripheral nerves and muscles. CNI neurologists work with each patient and their family to customize a care plan that is specific to them.
With 50 years of combined experience our neurologists have been providing quality medical care and treating patients in an eight county area, from North West Florida to the Mississippi Coast.