Eight of 10 Americans will have severe back pain at some point in their lives, and 90 percent of single episodes of back pain will happen more than once.

Research shows that the most common causes of back pain are poor health, poor posture and incorrect bending or lifting. At Indiana University Health Orthopedics, preventing and providing relief for back pain and spinal disorders are our specialties.

We quickly and accurately diagnose the problem and create a care plan that fits the needs of each patient. We use non-surgical treatment options before considering surgery. However, when prescribed rest, exercise or physical therapy does not fix the problem, more testing may be done to determine the cause of the patient's pain.

If a surgery becomes the right choice, our specialists are trained to effectively correct problems related to the following:

  • Traumatic and overuse injuries to the spine
  • Acquired and congenital spinal deformities
  • Whiplash injuries
  • Systemic diseases affecting spinal function
  • Degenerative spinal conditions
  • Spondylolysis and spondylolisthesis
  • Herniated disc lesions
  • Soft tissue sprains, strains and contusions
  • Work-related back pain
  • Mechanical back dysfunction
  • Fractures, dislocations and subluxation