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. Though most people will get better regardless of the initial treatments, 60-70% will relapse within a year and 30% will continue to have pain 6 months after the onset of pain. Because of this less than acceptable result, many treatment options are available. The UNC Hospitals Spine Center is committed to addressing this problem and providing you with the best state-of-the-art care available.