Many people suffer from neck pain, back pain, leg pain, or weakness of the muscles in the extremities due to spine conditions. About 80% of adults experience low back pain at some point in their lifetimes, and back pain is the most common cause of job-related disability and a leading contributor to missed work days.
Whether you’re suffering with degenerative disc disease, herniated discs or spinal stenosis — a few of the most common conditions corrected here at the Bonati Spine Institute — non-surgical, or conservative, treatments can be the first step in resolving pain. We recommend considering these methods before surgery, especially if the pain is new. These at-home treatments can include:
- Hot & cold therapy
- Stretching & exercise plans
- Over the counter medications like, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), ibuprofen (Motrin IB, Advil) or naproxen (Aleve) for mild to moderate pain
Other non-surgical treatments performed with the help of a professional can include:
- Spinal manipulation
- Massage therapy
- Cortisone or steroid injections to reduce inflammation directly in the area of nerve root pain and around the spinal nerves.
It is important to remember that although these conservative remedies may be helpful in alleviating some of the symptoms of spine conditions, they are not curative. For those with chronic conditions, it creates symptoms far too painful and debilitating to lead a productive life. In these cases, a surgical procedure is necessary to correct the underlying pathology and relieve the patient from pain. The Bonati Spine Procedures can treat guests who have attempted these self-care treatments but have remained in pain with these conditions for months, even years.
There’s Always Help
If you feel you’ve exhausted all your self-care options, or you’ve been told by other physicians nothing more than a medication prescription can be done, allow the Bonati Spine Institute surgeons to provide a complimentary review your case to determine if you are a candidate. Simply call 855-267-0482 or complete our contact form.