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Non-Surgical Spine

Most back and neck pain will respond to non-surgical treatment options.  Our specialist will work with you to determine the best treatment option(s) for your back or neck condition.  For many of our patients, treatment does not include surgery.

During your visit, you can expect a thorough neuromuscular and musculoskeletal evaluation as well as an explanation of your condition.  The key to managing back or neck pain is to locate its source. 

For example:
  • Back pain accompanied by hip pain could originate from the lumbar spine and not be the result of a primary joint problem of the hip itself.
  • Pain in your neck can be caused by a shoulder injury.
  • Neck-related disc disease could be felt as shoulder and arm pain.
Once the pain’s source is pinpointed, your specialist will develop an individual treatment plan for you.

Recommendations include:
  • physical therapy 
  • bracing
  • home exercise programs
Minimally invasive procedures for spine pain include:
  • Epidural steroid injections
  • Transforaminal epidural steroid injections
  • Zygapophyseal joint (facet) injections and denervation
  • Soft tissue and joint injections
  • Nerve block injections