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Non-Surgical Diagnostic Treatment Options for Painful Spine, Sciatic, Pinched Nerves, Severe Migraine Headaches, and Musculoskeletal Conditions in New Jersey

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For patients suffering from an injury, arthritis, spondylosis, inflammation, joint pain, a pinched nerve, neck or back pain, effective, long-lasting relief is possible with conservative care which includes muscle relaxation, strength and conditioning physical therapy and pain management. Centers for Neurosurgery, Spine & Orthopedics will diagnosis the cause of your pain after taking a thorough history and physical. CNSO will use the most advanced non-invasive techniques to isolate the cause of your pain and eliminate it. Since 2007, CNSO has treated painful medical conditions from nerve pain, joint pain, back pain, and musculoskeletal pain to headaches and peripheral neuropathies. We offer a host of non-invasive, surgery-free techniques. These include cervical and lumbar epidural steroid injections, transforaminal injections, joint injections, botox injections, trigger point injections and intense physical therapy that helps you take control of your symptoms and improve your quality of life.

There are spine treatments available that can prevent the need invasive surgery.

The Value of Non-Surgical Treatments is to Prevent Surgery Downtime

Treatment alternatives to surgery have the potential to reduce painful inflammation and muscle spasms.  By neutralizing the source of the pain generators, the indication for an invasive procedure can be prevented altogether or at least delayed for several years. The CNSO award-winning doctors adhere to the most current recognized guidelines which advise that, before recommending a surgical procedure, physical therapy and non-surgical treatment options should be attempted. This includes patients living with symptoms caused by a structural spine condition or joint condition such as a herniated disc, pinched nerve, or spinal stenosis. 

Many of CNSO’s non-surgical treatment options can be completed during an office visit at one of our convenient locations. This helps our patients find relief from their symptoms without a long recovery period or additional hospital facility fee.

Non-Surgical Modalities We Offer

At Centers for Neurosurgery, Spine & Orthopedics, we adhere to the nationally recognized guidelines of care. Often when treating musculoskeletal conditions, the first goal of physical therapy is to relax the surrounding effected muscles and then strengthen them. This can be achieved by the CNSO physical therapists within 6 to 8 weeks. CNSO has a physical therapy team of doctors specialized in neck, back, sciatic, and musculoskeletal care at each CNSO location. They are extremely knowledgeable in both treatments that will help patients avoid surgery as well as help patients rapidly recover and recondition after surgery:

Physical Therapy

The goal of physical therapy is to enhance a patient’s flexibility, improve their range of motion, and build their strength through a series of stretches, low-impact exercises, muscle manipulations, pressure points, and other modalities. The CNSO physical therapists are all doctors trained in:

    • McKenzie Training
    • Soft-tissue and/or joint manipulation
    • Myofascial Release
    • Multiple Modalities
    • Massage
    • Ultrasound
    • Electrical stimulation
    • And more…

Physical therapy is often combined with other non-surgical treatment procedures for pain and inflammation, bracing, taping, and medications when patients are working through physical therapy in order to avoid surgery or recover more quickly from a surgery. Nationally recognized neurosurgical, spine, and orthopedic guidelines recommend physical therapy for patients with herniated discs, sciatica, spinal stenosis, joint pain, spondylolisthesis, spinal fractures, pinched nerves, and other causes of neck pian, back pain, and other musculoskeletal conditions.

An Injection of Certain Types of Medication in Various Parts of the Body Alleviate Pain

There are hundreds of nerves throughout the body that can become irritated for various reasons. Using a tiny needle, specific medication placed near nerves can alleviate pain. These medications reduce the swelling and inflammation that cause pain. Painful muscle spasms, also referred to as “knots”, can be eliminated by a trigger point injection into the spasming muscle. “Traveling” pain, referred to as radiating pain,  may indicate a pinched nerve. By placing medication near the nerve roots originating from the spine, an epidural injection can reduce  pain or numbness that starts in the back then radiates down an arm or leg. An epidural steroid injection is also a viable treatment option for patients with degenerative disc disease as well as other conditions.

Facet and transforaminal injections are utilized when a patient’s condition requires a more focal  injection of steroids near a nerve root compared to an epidural steroid injection. This can occur when only one side of the patient, either the right or the left, is problematic or the patient has had a previous spinal fusion. These types of spine injections are typically effective in blocking pain in the neck, thoracic region or lumbar spine. For patients in severe pain, they can play an important role in making physical therapy more comfortable for patients.

Pain Management Procedures with Same Day Recovery

Multiple other non-surgical treatment options are beneficial to patients and are administered by CNSO’s Pain Management doctors and Physical Therapists. Tailored to the unique needs of each individual, these plans may include the following:

    • Sacroiliac Blocks for Sciatica or Sacroiliitis
    • Trigger Point Injections
    • Epidural Injections
    • Transforaminal Injections
    • Caudal Injections
    • Joint Injections
    • Medial branch blocks
    • Rhizotomies
    • Botox for Severe Migraine Headaches
    • Non-Opiate and Opiate Medications
    • Acupressure
    • Acupuncture
    • Nutritional Advice
    • And more…

Learn More about Non-Surgical Spinal Treatments in New Jersey

At Centers for Neurosurgery, Spine & Orthopedics, every non-surgical treatment we recommend is based on the CNSO physician’s accurate diagnosis and adhering to evidence-based medicine for treatment. To learn more about our non-surgical modalities, including lumbar and cervical epidural steroid injections, medial branch blocks, and spine physical therapy, contact us today and pick which one of our NJ locations is most convenient for you:

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Our Medical Staff

In order to provide an accurate diagnosis with the most effective treatment option for “back problems” and brain tumors, CNSO is led by neurosurgeons and orthopedic spine surgeons. Under the care of our award-winning neurosurgeons and orthopedic spine surgeons, Northern NJ patients can have the confidence that their medical condition will be handled with consideration for their comfort and long-term well-being as well as technical excellence.

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