Before ever making the decision to undergo neck or back surgery, it is important to not only understand your conditions fully, but also to understand any alternative or conservative treatment options that may be effective in treating your underlying pain and symptoms.
At the Minimally Invasive Spine Institute, our primary goal is to assist patients in finding relief from their chronic pain and symptoms. Before ever recommending that a patient look into surgery as a solution to their pain, we always encourage exploring the conservative treatment options available to you. In fact, each patient who comes to the Minimally Invasive Spine Institute is provided with an in-depth patient journey, specific to them and their conditions.
This specialized treatment plan is often comprised of conservative treatments, which include:
These conservative treatment options are often effective in treating the immediate symptoms of your underlying condition, and for some patients are a sufficient means of treatment to help them regain their quality of life. However, for some patients, conservative treatments like those mentioned above prove to be inadequate in treating the underlying cause of the patient’s pain.
For these patients, we generally recommend exploring the option of minimally invasive surgery. As you may know, not all surgical procedures are created equal. Before ever choosing a spine center or procedure, it is important to review the benefits and risks associated.
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Dr. Bryce Benbow has either authored or reviewed and approved this content.