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It is common for acute (new) back pain symptoms that do not involve nerve damage (numbness, weakness, or pain in an arm or leg) to respond to non-surgical treatment options such as manual therapies, massage, strengthening/stabilization, and pain interventions. Currently, the best spine care exhausts non-surgical treatment options for back and neck pain before spine surgery is even considered. Many patients use drugs to mask pain. These drugs often leave a patient in a spiral of increasing pain and more dependent upon them for pain relief. A Physiatrist, on the other hand, provides techniques and treatments that enable back and neck pain sufferers to return to activity typically without surgery.