Our fellowship-trained back doctors at Black Hills Orthopedic & Spine Center in Rapid City, South Dakota; Gillette, Wyoming; and surrounding areas are recognized experts in the diagnosis and treatment of back injuries and conditions.

The majority of back pain symptoms originate from inflammation due to an acute injury or overuse of the muscles, joints, or tendons.

Understanding and adhering to proper posture and lifting techniques can help decrease your chance for sustaining a back injury, such as a fracture, herniated disc, or strained muscle.

However, not all causes of back pain are as easily preventable; pain can also arise from a chronic condition, such as scoliosis, or a condition that has developed over time, such as osteoarthritis.

If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms of back pain, it’s important to seek treatment as soon as possible before your back injury or condition worsens:

  • Persistent aching or stiffness
  • Achiness in the lower back after sitting for an extended period of time
  • Sudden, sharp pain in a localized area of the back
  • Pain that affects posture while sitting, standing, or walking
  • Numbness, tingling, or weakness in the arms or legs

At Black Hills Orthopedic & Spine Center, we understand that pain in the back can make everyday activities difficult. Our back experts understand that proper diagnosis is paramount in determining the most effective treatment plan for your individual condition.

Visit our Spine Center to learn more. 

To consult with one of our back doctors at our Rapid City, Gillette, or a satellite location, please request an appointment online or call (605) 341-1414.

Why choose Black Hills Orthopedic & Spine Center?

Our fellowship-trained back doctors at Black Hills Orthopedic & Spine Center have completed additional training specifically in the back, neck, and spine. With this advanced training, Dr. Stephen Eckrich, Dr. Christian Gaffney, and Dr. Robert Woodruff have the experience and expertise to assess, diagnose, and treat your back injury or condition individually to your needs.

To consult with one of our back doctors, please request an appointment online or call (605) 341-1414.

Specialized care for a stronger you is available at our main offices in Rapid City, South Dakota, and Gillette, Wyoming, and at our satellite locations in Hot Springs, Philip, and Spearfish, South Dakota, as well as in Chadron, NebraskaNewcastle, Wyoming; and Bowman, North Dakota. Walk-in appointments are also available at our Orthopedic Urgent Care clinic, located at our main office.

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