Most patients experiencing back or neck pain will not require surgery to manage their symptoms. Surgery is a last resort, and is only considered after conservative treatment methods have failed to reduce or alleviate pain.
The overwhelming majority of our back and neck patients benefit from a non-invasive or minimally invasive treatment.
After a comprehensive assessment and diagnosis of a spine disorder, our highly trained orthopaedic specialist will educate and present a patient with individualized treatment options to improve their pain, mobility and function.
Acupuncture – Hair thin needles are inserted into the skin at specific points around the body. A holistic alternative to pain medication for chronic pain in the upper or lower back regions. Acupuncture is treatment option for back pain after a diagnosis has been made.
Back and Neck Braces – A brace or immobilization device might be recommended after a back or neck procedure. Immobilization might also be recommended as a short term solution to relieve pain or allow an area of the neck or back to heal after trauma.
Medication – anti-infammatory, muscle relaxants and pain medications
Our Interventional Spine and Pain Management doctors also provide the following minimally invasive treatments and diagnostic procedures for back and neck disorders:
Epidural Injection (ESI) – An epidural steroid (cortisone) injection is a minimally invasive procedure that can help relieve pain in the back, neck, arm or leg caused by inflamed spinal nerves. An ESI will limit or stop never inflammation, relieving pain and allowing a patient to progress with other non-surgical treatments.
An ESI can be used to benefit patients suffering from Disc Herniation, Degenerative Disc, Bone Spurs, Bursitis, Cervical Radiculopathy, Osteoarthritis, Spinal Stenosis, Spondylolisthesis, Tenonditis or Sciatica.
Facet Joint Injection – medication is injected directly into a facet joint, which links the spinal bones together, with the help of X-ray guidance. Also know as a Facet Block. A Facet Injection is used to relieve pain, decrease joint inflammation and diagnose conditions such as Facet Joint Syndrome or Arthritis of the facet joint.
Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA) – Also known as a Radiofrequency Neurotomy, an RFA may be used to treat pain in patients who are suffering from joint degeneration or chronic neck and lower back pain. Electromagnetic waves are delivered to certain nerves to interrupt pain signals being sent to the brain. Typically used to target pain coming from the Facet or Sacroiliac Joint.
Sacroiliac Joint Injection – injection used to diagnose and provide pain relief to patients suffering from sacroiliac joint dysfunction, a common cause of lower back and leg pain. Also referred to as a Sacroiliac Joint Block. Once adequate pain relief if achieve, a patient can return to or start a rehabilitation or physical therapy program.
Discogram (Discography) – imaging test involving an injection used to evaluate patients who are not responding to non-surgical spine treatment. A discography is not a treatment, it’s a diagnostic test that can be used if a disc abnormality is suspected. A discography is not typically used during an initial back pain evaluation.
If you are ready to see an orthopedic doctor about your back or neck disorder, contact us to schedule an appointment At Brooklyn Premier Orthopedics our specialist use traditional and advanced treatment methods and technologies to help reduce back pain and improve the quality of life of our patients. The primary goal of specialty trained team of Orthopedic Spine Surgeons and Interventional Spine Doctors is to provide effective and responsive spinal care.