Back and neck pain
Back and neck pain, whether acute or chronic, are common conditions affecting people of all ages. They are some of the most common reasons for anyone to see any doctor. Most people will get better regardless of the initial treatments, but many will have a relapse of pain or continued pain. Because of this less-than-acceptable result, many treatment options are available. These options are as varied as the outcomes they are likely to produce. Over the past 15-20 years, several treatments have been developed with the goal of better treating back and neck problems; however, a recent study has shown that they cause an increased cost of care without getting people pain relief. The UNC Hospitals Spine Center is committed to addressing this problem and providing you with the best state-of-the-art care available.
Comprehensive, Multidisciplinary Treatment & Care
Our goal is to get you back doing the things you enjoy by providing you the best treatment based on sound medical research. Our spine care providers’ specialized spine training and years of expertise provide the basis for your care. We work together in a comprehensive, multidisciplinary manner to provide you a coordinated, streamlined process for the diagnosis and treatment of your spine disease. We are committed to providing you with excellent care with a non-surgical focus but with access to spine surgery should that be warranted. We also understand the financial hardships many of us experience today and are dedicated to providing you with cost-efficient care, since the best spine care is rarely the most expensive spine care.
For your initial appointment with us, please bring all X-rays, CT scans and MRI imaging (not just reports) that relate to your problem if imaging was not completed at UNC Hospitals.
For referrals and appointments, contact the UNC Hospitals Spine Center at (919) 957-6789.
UNC Hospitals Spine Center Physicians
- Brian A. Casazza, M.D., Medical Director
- Kevin Carneiro, D.O.
- Eldad J. Hadar, M.D.
- Sivakumar Jaikumar, M.D.
- Deb A. Bhowmick, M.D.
- Michael Y. Lee, M.D., MHA
- Moe R. Lim, M.D.