At NJ Spine Center, we have found that the majority of patients heal with non-operative, less invasive treatment. This type of care might include physical therapy, where the goal is to move from pain relief, to functional improvement, to strengthening. Treatment might also include medication or injections.
The physicians at NJ Spine Center want to provide the most conservative treatment that improves your function effectively. Since non-operative treatments do have limitations, in some cases surgical intervention is the best way to ensure the patient’s quality of life. Patients whose conditions do not respond to non-operative care, or who have potentially dangerous problems, may be candidates for surgery.
Having a surgical consultation can be helpful even if it’s unlikely you will need to use that option. Once you have the information, you can make your decision. It’s all part of the open-minded approach the physicians at NJ Spine Center use to get the best results for their patients.