• 1270 Broadcasting Road | Wyomissing, PA 19610
  • (610) 372-1140

PAIN RELIEF

through a focus on function

Did you know pain relief actually can come through movement? Low-impact sports like walking and swimming are a great way to make the back feel better and stronger.

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FREE Resource for Back Pain

As a community service, Reading Neck and Spine Center mails a free 36-page Home Remedy Book to residents of Reading and the surrounding areas of Southeast Pennsylvania. This booklet includes important information about back pain, understanding pain symptoms, and exercises you can do at home to alleviate pain and strengthen your back.

Comprehensive Spine Care
Available in Southeast Pennsylvania

The Reading Neck and Spine Center, located in Wyomissing and Pottsville, is a groundbreaking, comprehensive spinal treatment center that offers both operative and non-operative spinal care. Our goal is to relieve your pain without surgery through the latest non-operative and minimally invasive measures.


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Spine Center Network
A Network of Centers of Excellence

Reading Neck and Spine Center is the only spine center in the State of Pennsylvania to be included in Spine Center Network


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Should you see a spine specialist?

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Loss of bowel/bladder control is an EMERGENCY symptom. You need to see a spine surgeon or go to an Emergency Room within 24 hours, or the symptom could become permanent.

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Numbness, pain or tingling into a leg or arm, especially when it extends below a knee or elbow, could imply a disc problem, and should be seen by a spine specialist within 2 days.

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Difficulty moving an arm or leg could imply a disc problem, and should be seen by a spine specialist within 2 days.

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Any traumatic fall or car accident could have fractured bones in your spine, or herniated a disc. You should see a spine specialist promptly who may perform X-rays to assess you.

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Neck pain with headache/nausea is an EMERGENCY symptom. See a doctor in 24 hours.

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Did the pain come on after lifting, or after aggressive exercise or sports activity?

Lifting or sports activities can strain muscles, ligaments & tendons, causing painful spasms. Extreme pain can require a spine specialist. Home remedies include anti-inflammatories like Advil/Nuprin, rest, ice and some simple stretching exercises. However, if symptoms don’t improve over 3 days, you need to be assessed by a spine specialist.

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Is the pain mostly in your low back, AND accompanied by a FEVER, or making you sick?

Pain in the low back, along with a fever, could be a kidney infection. You should see a spine specialist immediately.

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(610) 372-1140

Back or neck pain that doesn’t radiate pain or numbness into a leg or arm can be caused by a variety of problems, including a strain of the muscles or ligaments in the back or neck.

Home remedies include anti-inflammatories like aspirin, Advil or Nuprin, rest, ice and some simple back/neck exercises. Don’t do any exercise that causes an increase in pain.

If pain persists you may need to see a spine specialist. Call our office at (610) 372-1140 or request an appointment

Remember: Those who self diagnose themselves and self treat themselves do so at their own risk. Back and neck pain can arise from a variety of causes and may require a spine specialist to perform diagnostic tests to identify your problem and the best treatment. A spine specialized therapist can also create a home exercise program customized for you.

  • Work Injuries

    The Reading Neck and Spine Center works closely with the injured worker, the employer, the insurance adjuster and the case manager to provide accurate diagnosis of the injury, the most likely cause of it, and the most appropriate treatment for the worker.

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  • Back Pain Symptoms

    You might be surprised to learn that 80% of the time, back and neck pain is simply a result of strain or soft tissue injury that will improve with specialized exercises, rest and anti-inflammatory medicine. However, other times, you may need to see a specialist.

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  • Non-Surgical Care

    The most common type of injury to the back is to the soft tissue – the muscles, tendons and ligaments. Most of these soft tissue injuries heal well with non-surgical treatment options such as Injection Therapy and Physical Therapy.

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