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6 Spine Treatments That Don’t Require Surgery  

6 Spine Treatments That Don't Require Surgery

6 Spine Treatments That Don’t Require Surgery  

By: Angel Macagno, M.D. FAAOS

Dr. Angel Macagno was born and raised in Argentina where, as a board-certified physician, he practiced Orthopedic surgery for 15 years before deciding to fulfill his lifelong goal of practicing medicine in the United States.

Living with spine, back or neck pain can make even the simplest tasks difficult. At New York Spine Institute, we’re committed to finding the best treatment plan for you. Many times, surgery is not necessary to address the issue. Our patients can take advantage of various non-surgical spine treatment options, including:

Spinal Cord Manipulation

Also known as chiropractic or manual manipulation, spinal cord manipulation can reduce your lower back pain. This treatment option engages your joints through medical massage. We can relieve tension by stimulating your spine. Only trained professionals should perform this type of non-surgical treatment for back pain.

Physical Therapy

Physical Therapy

Physical therapy is an excellent non-surgical treatment option for those who have mild injuries or recovery needs. Physical therapies can improve orthopedic function for a wide range of spinal pain. You can regain comfort in your back and neck through core strengthening, flexibility and mobility exercises, or balance and proprioception training.

Electrical Stimulation

Chronic back pain causes your nerves to send pain signals from your spinal cord to your brain. With electrical stimulation treatment, low levels of electricity block these pain receptors. This non-surgical treatment uses a small device on your back to deliver electric signals. We typically recommend additional therapies or treatments alongside consistent electrical stimulation.

Lifestyle Changes

Many times, lower back pain results from unhealthy habits or routines. With age, it’s even more important to consider how your current choices may limit your health. By quitting smoking, choosing an anti-inflammatory diet or practicing light exercise, you can give yourself the proper basis for healing your spinal conditions. Our experts can help you decide on a realistic long-term plan for a healthier, happier lifestyle.

Epidural Steroid Injections

Lumbar epidural steroid injections are an outstanding form of short-term spine treatment without surgery. These injections are placed in the lower back to reduce pain and inflammation near the spinal cord. Epidurals are a common form of nerve blocks, which essentially numb the area and interrupt the transfer of pain signals. 

Back Braces

Though back braces are often used as a post-op recovery treatment, they can also alleviate mild pain. Depending on your condition, a back brace can help you stabilize your spine and practice good posture. Sometimes, back braces can treat mild fractures alongside other physical therapies.

Schedule a Consultation for Non-Surgical Back Pain Treatment

At New York Spine Institute, our bottom line is pain relief. If you’re interested in non-surgical treatment for back pain, we have an experienced team and medical tools to alleviate your condition. Discover new ways to feel better with our spine doctors on your side. Request an appointment to get started today!