For those of you who are dealing with spinal pain, you already realize exactly how difficult it can be. For some people, it may be an inconvenience but for those of us who deal with chronic pain, it can really change our quality of life. If you have been dealing with this and are ready for some relief, a spine surgeon can give the help you need. You can call us for information about how we can assist you with the issues that are causing you problems.
Spine pain is not an illness but rather, it is a symptom of an underlying problem that the human body is experiencing. This problem can be neurological, having to do with the nerves and the way that the body works. It can also be a mechanical problem, such as what might happen if you lift something improperly. In either case, however, there is help available and you can choose us to ensure that you are getting the help that you need.
One of the most common types of spine pain occurs in the lower part of the back. We tend to misuse that area of the body when we are lifting and twisting and it is not out of the question and injure the spine by just making one wrong move. In fact, one of the most common ways that people injure their back is by lifting and twisting at the same time. Those two movements should never be done together but if you have pain already, you need a treatment option that will help.
Many people might hesitate to see a spine surgeon because they are concerned that it is automatically going to mean a surgical procedure is necessary. We have more than 2000 people who come to our office each year as a result of spine problems. A small percentage of them will require surgery but most of them will be treated with a nonsurgical procedure. That can really be a relief when you are already in pain and worried that an operation is going to need to take place
What Options Are Available for Spinal Issues in Hurst?
One thing that you want to keep in mind is the fact that surgery is always the last course of action. Typically, other types of treatment will be considered and perhaps even tried prior to the time that surgery is recommended. You don’t need to be concerned about automatically being a surgical candidate. There may be some cases where that is true, such as fractured vertebrae, but many other spine pain problems can be treated in other ways.
One of the options that may be considered for spine problems is physical therapy. This is something that can be done in the presence of a qualified physical therapist and they will guide you through the exercises to ensure that you do them properly. They may also recommend that you do certain exercises at home but they will give you the assistance needed to make sure they are not going to cause additional problems.
In some cases, a spinal injection may be recommended. This injection puts medication directly in the area that is experiencing problems. In many cases, the medication will numb the area immediately but there is also likely a steroid drug that will reduce inflammation and help with the problem for a much longer amount of time. Some people are doing quite well after a single injection but others may require additional injections according to their needs.
If surgery is recommended, you can rest assured that we will use a minimally invasive procedure. There are numerous benefits to these types of operations. First of all, the incision is very small so the healing time is going to be greatly reduced. Another benefit is a reduction in the possibility for soft tissue and muscle damage. There is even less of a chance of infection and blood loss during this type of surgery.
We would like to help you with your spine pain problems. If you are dealing with any type of issue associated with the spine, we will run the necessary tests, determine what is taking place and provide recommendations for the course of action to help you in the best way possible. You can use our website to find the phone number or email address to contact us for your consultation. We are conveniently located for people who live in Hurst. Please let us help you feel better.