Non Surgical Treatments in Miami
If you are experiencing back pain, there is hope in finding relief. For
most people, back pain tends to be focused on 3 specific regions of the back:
- Neck Region (cervical spine)
- Upper or Middle Back (thoracic spine)
- Lower Back (lumbar spine)
At the Miami Spine Specialists, our doctors place an emphasis on delivering
the best spine care and tailoring treatment options to the individual
patient. This may depend on the cause of your back pain and how severe
your symptoms are. Minor back pain can be treated and prevented through
basic neck and back exercises.
Common causes of back pain include:
- Herniated Disc
- Degenerative Diseases
- Poor Posture
Find out more about the symptoms and common causes of back pain.
Non-Operative Back Care
Types of Therapy Used to Treat backand neck Pain:
- General Exercises
- Therapeutic Modalities
- Home-Based Exercise
- Education on Preventing Back Pain
- Orthopedic neck brace or back brace (certain patients)
The majority of patients respond to a short course of anti-inflammatory
medication, as well as a period of physical therapy.
Occasionally, patients with more severe symptoms or poor response to therapy
are referred for diagnostic review, therapeutic injections and/or orthopedic
neck or back braces. CAT scans or MRI scans may also be required for the
doctor to fully evaluate a patient's symptoms.
If all forms of conservative (non-surgical) back pain treatment fail to
provide back pain relief, surgery may be recommended. The decision to
undergo back surgery is not taken lightly. The doctor will fully explain
the risks and benefits of the recommended procedure so the patient can
arrive at an educated decision.
In some circumstances, spine surgery may not be a viable treatment option
for back pain. The doctor will recommend different options in those situations.