Non-Surgical Treatment Options for Back and Neck Pain

If you’ve been in an auto accident or have been a victim of a slip-and-fall, it’s likely that you’ve experienced back and/or neck pain as a result. It’s important to always immediately seek medical attention following an accident so that your injuries—even the ones that you can’t see or feel right away—are properly and thoroughly assessed. That’s where AIPI comes in.

After personally evaluating your injuries, our team will develop a custom treatment plan for each of our patients that will usually include a variety of conservative (non-surgical) pain-relieving techniques.

Non-surgical Treatment Options

At AIPI, your health is our priority. That’s why we are dedicated to providing our patients with effective pain-relieving solutions as promptly as possible. 

For most people, there are a variety of non-surgical options available to help treat their pain. Here are some common, noninvasive or minimally invasive treatment options for pain relief:

  • Physical therapy: Auto accidents can cause a limited range of motion to nerves and muscles, and physical therapy encourages healing and strengthening of injured areas.
  • Epidural steroid injections: Epidural steroid injections are among the most well known types of injections used for treating back pain. They are specifically useful for pain caused by damaged nerves or inflammation.
  • Radiofrequency ablation (RFA): This minimally invasive procedure helps reduce the pain signals that form in the area of an injury. RFA can also be helpful in treating long-lasting or recurring pain.
  • Facet injections: A facet joint block or injection is a minimally invasive procedure in which a physician injects a small amount of local anesthetic and/or medication to numb a facet joint and provide pain relief.
  • Spinal cord stimulator: A spinal cord stimulator is an implanted device that sends low levels of electricity directly into the spinal cord to relieve pain.

When Is Surgery Necessary?

Surgery is typically not needed to relieve back or neck pain. However, if conservative treatment options have already been exhausted and your pain is persistent, it’s possible that you may require more invasive treatment options. Some examples of these procedures include fusion, laminectomies, artificial disc replacements micro-discectomy. 

Find the Best Solution For You

Everyone is unique in their own right, and the same can be said for our pain, too. That’s why our team at AIPI is dedicated to ensuring that all of our patients receive the best care and treatment options for them.

If you or somebody you love has recently been the victim of a slip-and-fall or an auto accident, call AIPI today and schedule a consultation, even if you are not currently experiencing pain.