Orthopedic Urgent Care Aventura

Back & Neck Pain

Back and Neck Pain

Back and Neck Pain services offered in North Miami Beach, FL

More than 80% of the United States population will experience neck or back pain at some time in their life. If you have chronic spinal pain or suffer a back injury, visit the team at Orthopedic Urgent Care Aventura in North Miami Beach, Florida. They offer immediate access to cutting-edge diagnostics and treatments to relieve back and neck pain. At Orthopedic Urgent Care Aventura, there’s no need to call to schedule an appointment because the team welcomes walk-in patients. However, you can always call ahead to let the team know you’re on the way.

Back and Neck Pain Q & A

What conditions cause back and neck pain?

Back and neck pain develops when you have a spinal abnormality, disease, or injury. Common problems the Orthopedic Urgent Care Aventura team sees include:


Strains might affect the muscles and/or tendons — connective tissues that attach muscles to bones. Pulled muscles are among the most frequent causes of acute back and neck pain, usually from overstretching, lifting incorrectly, falls, or during physical activities.

Herniated discs

Discs are spongy pads between the spine’s bones (vertebrae) that absorb shock. They may deteriorate over time, getting drier, harder, and weaker (degenerative disc disease). Or you might rupture a disc during an auto accident or when playing sports. The damaged disc leaks jelly-like fluid into the spinal canal that might press on the nerves.


Sciatica is lower back and leg pain, often caused by problems like disc damage that put pressure on the sciatic nerve.

Spinal stenosis

Spinal stenosis might develop when you have a bulging or herniated disc, arthritis, or anything that narrows the spinal canal.

Spondylolysis and spondylolisthesis

Spondylolysis is a vertebral weakness or stress fracture. Spondylolisthesis develops when one or more vertebrae move out of position, sliding over the vertebra below.


Whiplash happens when your head moves forcefully back and forth, stretching or tearing the neck’s muscles and tendons. Whiplash is common in auto accidents but can also occur during physical activities like playing sports.

Orthopedic Urgent Care Aventura focuses solely on orthopedics, so the team has extensive expertise in diagnosing and treating patients affected by spinal conditions, including sports injuries and pain resulting from CrossFit training.

What treatments help with back and neck pain?

Many back and neck pain problems respond well to physical therapy, activity modification, and anti-inflammatory medication. In addition, you might need one or more of the following:

  • Orthotic shoe inserts
  • A back brace or support
  • Neck collar
  • Vitamin injections and supplements
  • Relaxation education
  • Ice and heat therapy
  • Steroid injections

Complete bed rest is rarely advisable for back and neck pain and could make your condition worse. Follow your provider’s advice on staying active while avoiding anything that aggravates your symptoms.

Do back and neck pain require surgery?

Severe back and neck conditions sometimes require surgery. For example, badly ruptured discs might require removal (discectomy).

Your Orthopedic Urgent Care Aventura provider can refer you to an experienced orthopedic spine surgeon if they believe you might need an operation.

Orthopedic Urgent Care Aventura welcomes patients to visit — no appointment necessary. You can call beforehand to say you’re on your way or simply walk in at your convenience.