f a patient is suffering from discomfort of the cervical, thoracic, lumbar, or sacral spine area, there are non-invasive techniques, simple steroid injections, and physical therapy modalities that will resolve the disorder. Non-surgical spine treatments offer a viable approach to reduce inflammation and muscle spasm which can cause pain. If treated early, the need for an operation may be eliminated. Certain neck pain and back pain relief procedures can be completed during an office visit. This helps to eliminate the need for a long recovery period and the expense of a facility fee. Each treatment offered depends on establishing the correct diagnosis for the patient.
There are spine treatments available that can prevent the need invasive surgery.
Types of Physical Therapy Used As Spine Treatments
Conditions such as a herniated disc, sciatica, spinal stenosis, spondylolthesis, spinal fractures, pinched nerves, as well as symptoms such as headaches, neck pain, back pain, occasionally can effectively be alleviated using non-surgical treatment options. Very often, spine experts combine options such as non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and medications, physical therapy, exercise, as well as chiropractic, acupuncture, trigger point injections, bracing, epidural, rhizotomy or transforaminal injections. The combination is based on the diagnosis, the patient’s desired activity level, and medically-based evidence.
There are a wide range of physical therapy techniques which help patients recover from surgery more quickly or avoid surgery altogether. From manual manipulations to ultrasound therapy to strength building exercises, patients will feel secure under the care of the non-surgical experts at Centers for Neurosurgery, Spine, and Orthopedics.