Comprehensive Spine Care From Orthopedic Specialists in Freehold, NJ
Neck and back pain are very common and can have wide-ranging causes, some of which are challenging to diagnose and treat. For instance, a bulging disc may be pressing on a spinal nerve root. The starting point for finding effective relief is a personal consultation with an experienced physician. The spine specialists at Advanced Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Institute in Freehold, NJ, offer a comprehensive range of orthopedic care options – both conservative and surgical – for many common spine conditions.
How are neck and back pain treated?
At AOSMI, we take a conservative approach to orthopedic spine care. Our team develops an individualized treatment plan for each patient with a goal to find the least invasive option that will produce the desired result. For instance, before recommending any type of neck or back surgery, we will typically discuss one or more nonsurgical treatments, such as:
- Rest and activity modifications
- Physical therapy
- Low-impact exercise
- Pain relievers
- Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)
- Fluoroscopy-guided spinal injections
What about spine surgery?
For many patients, a conservative approach to orthopedic spine care can be very effective. This is important because the need for surgery – and the risks, costs, and downtime that typically go along with it – can be eliminated or delayed. With that said, if neck or back pain persists or worsens after several weeks of nonsurgical therapy, we may discuss surgical treatment. But, this does not necessarily mean an open spine procedure. In certain cases, the board-certified, fellowship-trained spine surgeons at AOSMI can utilize advanced, minimally invasive techniques to address spine conditions such as degenerative disc disease, spinal stenosis, and spondylolisthesis. This approach can minimize post-operative pain and lead to a quick recovery.
If you live or work in the Freehold, New Jersey, area, and neck or back pain is getting in the way of your active lifestyle, contact AOSMI to schedule an appointment with a spine specialist. We can pinpoint the problem, explain your treatment options in detail, and recommend the most appropriate orthopedic care for you.