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The Different Approaches to Back Pain Treatment

Last updated 6 years ago

Just as there is no single cause of back pain, neither is there one particular treatment that works for all patients. When you see your spine specialist about back pain, he or she may recommend a variety of treatments targeted to your particular condition, its symptoms and its severity. At Kraus Back and Neck Institute, we evaluate each patient individually to provide personalized care and customized treatment plans. Whether your pain stems from an accident or aging, your treatment options may include some of the following.

Putting Patients First

While there are a few common sources of back pain, treatment options are not one-size-fits-all. For some patients, lifestyle changes or going to physical therapy can relieve discomfort while others may require surgery to physically correct certain spine conditions. Only after a comprehensive evaluation of your condition can your doctor reach an accurate diagnosis and targeted treatment plan. When seeking medical care, look for a neurosurgeon or spine specialist that puts patients first and identifies your unique needs and goals.

Surgery or Conservative Treatment

In many cases of back pain, a neurosurgeon will recommend starting with more conservative means of treatment. If pain management, medication, and other conservative back pain treatments do not successfully relieve back pain, though, he or she may ask you to consider spinal surgery. With the advanced technologies and techniques used today, spine surgery can be performed with minimal invasion, less pain, and reduced recovery time to help patients relieve and recover from back pain more quickly.

To learn more about your treatment options for back pain, make an appointment with Kraus Back and Neck Institute today. The founder of KBNI, Dr. Gary Kraus is a leading Houston neurosurgeon specializing in spine health, spine surgery, and non-surgical spine treatments. Please visit us online or call us today at (888) 816-8954 to schedule a consultation.


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