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Is Spine Surgery Right For Me?

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Don’t assume your neck or back pain may require invasive spine surgery with months of recovery. Many of our patients at Redefine Healthcare who come to us with pain or post-injury make a full recovery without even considering surgery. Even if your condition warrants surgery, Redefine Healthcare has partnered with some of the area’s top spine surgeons to provide patients access to quality spine care when surgery may be your next step.

Non-Surgical Treatment For Back Pain

At Redefine Healthcare, we always begin treatment plans with the least invasive methods. This may include the classic RICE method (rest, ice, compression, and elevation), physical therapy, or over-the-counter medication. Redefine Healthcare provides state-of-the-art physical therapy facilities at several of our locations. Our program utilizes therapeutic exercise, massage therapy, electrical stimulation, and more to restore function and mobility in the spine while relieving pain.

Our spine specialists may choose to move to interventional pain management treatments, such as nerve blocks, steroid injections, radiofrequency ablation, and more. These are tried-and-true methods for pain relief and can be extremely effective in managing pain while recovering from an injury or living with a chronic pain condition by using ache-blocking techniques to make daily activities and movement more comfortable. We are committed to helping you through your pain, which is why we will utilize various techniques until we find the best option for managing your pain and relieving it.

Is Spine Surgery Right for Me?

Spine surgery may be an option if conservative treatment with Redefine Healthcare has yet to help your pain. Surgery can provide a more definite option to relieve pain and other symptoms of a spine condition. Additional signs you may be ready for spine surgery:

  • Your quality of life is being affected by your condition.If your neck or back pain has progressed past an annoyance, it may be time to look into surgery. When you’re used to living an active lifestyle, or can no longer work certain jobs due your mobility limitations, spine surgery can help you back to an active lifestyle.
  • Your symptoms have worsened. Severe symptoms like loss of bladder or bowel control, numbness or loss of sensation, extreme pain, among others, may lead to permanent nerve damage if left untreated. Conservative treatments will not correct the issue causing these conditions, and you may need surgery. Contact your doctor right away if you experience any of those symptoms.

Redefine Healthcare offers interventional treatment for neck and back pain, including pain management, chiropractic care, and physical therapy. If these treatments fail to provide you with the relief you need, you don’t need to go far to ask about the surgery. Premier Brain & Spine, home to three of the area’s top neuro- and spine surgeons, is now accepting patients at several Redefine Healthcare locations. Dr. David Wells-Roth, Dr. Harshpal Singh, and Dr. Aaron Greenberg are all board-certified surgeons, experts in minimally invasive surgical techniques to limit recovery time and get you back to a pain-free lifestyle as soon as possible. Contact us today for an appointment and to learn more about your options.

Page Updated on Dec 12, 2022 by Dr. Freeman (Pain Management Specialist) of Redefine Healthcare


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