The Spine and Pain Institute’s group philosophy toward treatment is to utilize the most non-invasive methods and modalities before recommending surgical procedures. The majority of patients with spine conditions do not need surgery as an initial treatment unless indicated by the use of diagnostic testing such as x-ray, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), as well as nerve conduction studies (Electromyelography).
For patients with mild symptoms, we begin with non-operative treatment methods such as physical therapy, chiropractic treatment, and/or acupuncture. These treatments may be combined with medications such as anti-inflammatories, muscle relaxers, and sometimes narcotics. Moreover, injection therapies done by Interventional Pain Medicine Physicians, such as epidural and facet blocks, may provide further pain relief.
When these modalities are not sufficient at providing adequate relief, then our Orthopaedic Surgeons may provide surgical options that might benefit the patient.
The Spine and Pain Institute services all are focused on improving spine health and patient wellness.