At Banner Health, we take a conservative yet comprehensive treatment approach when it comes to spine conditions. After we assess your pain and condition, we will create a treatment plan that fits your needs.
Our team of neurologists, neurosurgeons and orthopedists will discuss all non-surgical treatment options with you. This may include:
Physical therapy can help relieve pain from your spine and get you back to your routine. Depending on your condition, treatment may include focusing on improving motion in the joints from the spine to the arms to the legs. Our team will teach you exercises that can help reduce the pain. From aquatic therapy to occupational therapy, our team of multidisciplinary experts is ready to get you back to your daily routine, pain free.
Our teams will help determine the best pain management route for your condition. Depending on the type of condition, pain management may include medication such as steroid shots or an epidural. Talk to your doctor about your options if over the counter pain medication is not relieving pain. If you have been experiencing pain for more than a few weeks, it is time to get help and alleviate your discomfort.
Epidural steroid injections can help reduce the inflammation and pain near the spinal nerves. These injections are common for lower back pain that runs from the low back into the legs. This injection can relieve pain for about 3 months. Depending on your condition or disorder, your back may be able to recover in that time with no pain.
Other options to consider include lifestyle changes such as eating a healthy diet and getting movement every day, if you are able. You may also want to try integrative therapy treatments such as acupuncture or massage therapy. Acupuncture treatments help increase blood flow to speed up the healing process. Massage therapy helps increase blood flow, relax muscles and relieve stress. Talk to your doctor before making a decision on your non-surgical treatment option, or discuss if spine surgery may be the best route of treatment.