Neck and back pain can happen at home, at work and to just about anyone who sits too long, moves without proper body mechanics or is a bit out of shape. In fact, experts estimate that nearly 80 percent of U.S. men and women will be affected by back and neck pain at some point in their lives.If you’re struggling with recent or persistent pain, Easton Hospital’s Comprehensive Spine Management Center can help you find relief. The fellowship-trained spinal surgeon on the medical staff has years of experience treating disorders of the neck and back, including:
- Arm pain
- Degenerative disc disease
- Disc compression
- Hand numbness
- Herniated discs
- Lower back pain
- Neck pain
- Sacroiliac (SI) joint pain
- Spinal stenosis
3 Ways 2 Heal
Many medical offices offer a single approach to treatment – spine adjustments, therapy exercises or injections. A comprehensive program, on the other hand, combines a multidisciplinary team under one roof.
At Easton Hospital the focus isn’t just on treating your symptoms – it’s about pinpointing the source of the pain and helping prevent it from reoccurring.
Based on your specific diagnosis, we’ll customize our 3 Ways 2 Heal methodology to meet your needs:
Way 1: Physical Therapy
Not all physical therapy is created equal. Easton Hospital therapists use the McKenzie Method, which offers a mechanical diagnosis that targets the cause of your pain. Then they help you with strengthening techniques to stabilize the spine, and design a program you can use on your own to prevent and treat future problems.
Way 2: Pain Management
To assist with rehabilitation, pain management physicians will identify the source of your pain and methods to help lessen it. They create a custom plan for you that may include medication, epidural steroid injections, radiofrequency ablation of nerves or nerve blocks in the neck and back.
Way 3: Surgery
At the Comprehensive Spine Management Center, we always start with a non-surgical approach to care. But if those methods do not ease the issue, surgery may be your best remedy. The surgeon specializes in minimally invasive spine surgery, including pain in the sacroiliac joint (SI) joint. It’s common for this pain to mimic disc or low back pain, which may lead to unnecessary lumbar spine surgery. Through a variety of tests, the surgeon can distinguish between low back symptoms arising from the lumbar portion of the spine and the SI joint, and provide the right treatment.
Whichever way works for you, you’ll have your own dedicated care coordinator to help see you through every phase of care, including arranging appointments and serving as the single point of contact between you, your primary care physician and spine surgeon.
Don’t Let Spine Pain Hold You Back. See a Specialist Today.
For more information about our comprehensive spine care, and to make your appointment, please call 1-855-SPINE-32 (1-855-774-6332).