As uncomfortable and disruptive as back pain can be, not all patients are ready or qualify for spine surgery. In fact, with millions of Americans complaining of back pain each year, there are a number of non-surgical treatments available to treat the different causes and severities of back pain. Talk to your neurosurgeon about your options, and learn more about different options for back pain treatment in the resources below.
- Nearly all individuals will experience back pain at some point in their lives, whether from external injury or an underlying medical condition. This fact sheet on low back pain provides more information about the causes and consequences of pain.
- Instead of performing surgery to correct spinal deformities, your physician may recommend spinal bracing instead. This non-surgical and non-invasive treatment can help to treat a variety of conditions, including back pain, spondylosis, and fracture.
- If you suffer from lumbar spinal stenosis, ask your spine specialist about epidural steroid injections to relieve back pain. Combining a corticosteroid with a local anesthetic, epidural steroid injections can provide immediate relief from pain and inflammation.
The founder of Kraus Back and Neck Institute, Dr. Gary Kraus, MD is a leading Houston neurosurgeon specializing in spine health, spine surgery, and non-surgical spine treatments. For more information, please visit us online or call us today at (888) 816-8954 to schedule a consultation.