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Back & Neck Pain

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Back & Neck Pain

Back and neck pain can result from an accidental injury or an inflammatory disease and will require different treatment based on your specific diagnosis and condition. Jefferson Health's multidisciplinary team of orthopedists, neurosurgeons, rheumatologists, physiatrists (rehabilitation physicians), therapists and radiologists can diagnose and treat your back and neck pain.

Pain from Arthritis

If your pain is from arthritis, the rheumatologists of Jefferson Health's Arthritis Program will utilize the latest methods for diagnosis and treatment, including enrollment in clinical trials of the most novel therapeutic agents for this disease. We have state-of-the-art Infusion Centers at two locations, Center City Philadelphia and Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania.

Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery

Jefferson Health offers a wide variety of minimally invasive procedures, some of which are not offered by any other hospital in the Philadelphia region. Our orthopedic surgeons are considered pioneers in the development of minimally invasive spine surgery (MISS), which helps to reduce the risk of infection, decrease pain, reduce blood loss and facilitate faster recovery.


An integral part of your care and recovery also involves rehabilitation. When it comes to Rehabilitation Medicine, Jefferson Health is rated among the best in the nation according to U.S.News & World Report. Our physiatrists have been leaders in rehabilitation medicine for more than 30 years. A team of occupational therapists, physical therapists, speech-language pathologists, rehab nurses, therapeutic recreation specialists, social workers and psychologists support the full-time staff of board-certified physical medicine and rehabilitation physicians.

Pain Management

For chronic pain management, our pain management-trained anesthesiologists, psychologists and nurses offer the latest advances in both technological and psychological treatments. Jefferson Health specialists provide a comprehensive, pain-focused evaluation of patients with chronic pain and offer leading-edge treatments such as nerve root block therapy, long-term intraspinal infusions and radiofrequency neurotomy.

Integrative Therapy

As a complement to more traditional therapies, an integrative approach can be an additional solution for unresolved pain complaints and to improve strength and functional mobility. The team of physiatrists, lifestyle experts and musculoskeletal specialists of the Jefferson Health Marcus Institute of Integrative Health can make a big difference. Rated a Top Hospital for Alternative Medicine by Philadelphia magazine, many unique therapiessuch as homeopathic bee venom injectionsand a variety of manual medicine modalities are offered by the physicians and therapists at the Center.

Request an Appointment

Call 1-800-JEFF-NOW (1-800-533-3669) to make an appointment with a Jefferson Health specialist.