We look forward to meeting you and providing you with treatment solutions for your neck or back disorder.
The following are frequently asked questions and answers on our practice and various neurosurgery topics. Please call as at 928-453-2211 if you need additional information.
When should I see a doctor for pain?
Consult a physician immediately if you:
- Are experiencing back pain as a result of a physical trauma involving your spine, such as a fall or car accident
- Are experiencing numbness in, or having difficulty moving, your extremities
- Experience bladder control loss or impairment
- Develop a fever or severe headache
- Are over 60 and have been taking steroids for a long period of time
- Experience chest pain or pain in the left arm
- Are pregnant
- In instances of acute back pain, do not experience any improvement after 72 hours of self-treatment at home
- Have experienced chronic back pain for more than 6 weeks
What is the difference between acute and chronic pain?
Acute pain is commonly described as sharp and severe; it tends to come on suddenly but also improve with time and short-term conservative treatment, such as medication, exercise, physical therapy or rest. Chronic pain is commonly described as a deep, aching, dull or burning pain, and may be accompanied by numbness, tingling and/or weakness that extends into the extremities. Chronic pain tends to last a long time and is not relieved by conservative care.
What types of insurance do you accept?
We accept most types of insurance plans. However, please call us at 928-453-2211 to inquire about your specific plan.