Will You Need Back Surgery?

When patients with back pain come to us, one of the first questions they generally want to have answered is whether they will need to have back surgery. This is certainly understandable, as back surgery does have inherent risks, is invasive, and often involves significant recovery time.

While it is impossible to advise you as to whether you will need surgery without fully evaluating your condition, we can say that surgery is the last-resort option for the treatment of medical conditions that can cause back pain and that many people are able to find relief from back pain without the need for surgery.

Here are some of the non-surgical back pain treatments we offer:

Chiropractic Manipulation

Also known as “adjustment,” chiropractic manipulation involves applying controlled force to joints in order to improve joint function and reduce issues like pain and swelling. Chiropractic manipulation can be used to treat a variety of back problems, from scoliosis to repetitive strain injuries.

Massage Therapy

The massage therapy we offer not what you would expect to receive at your local spa and actually can be uncomfortable at first. Our medical professionals provide neuromuscular massage therapy that involved putting pressure on areas of muscle spasm, increasing blood flow and improving pain.

Class IV Laser

We offer cutting-edge laser therapy services that can stimulate the healing process on a cellular level. It can be used to treat a variety of medical conditions, including lower back pain, carpal tunnel, shingles pain, diabetic foot ulcers, burns, sports injuries, ligament sprains, tennis elbow, and trigger points.

Spinal Decompression Therapy

Spinal decompression therapy is a type of traction that takes the pressure of a person’s spine by stretching and relaxing it a controlled manner. Patients who undergo spinal decompression surgery lie on a motorized table that moves in a way as to cause negative pressure within the discs that sit between their vertebrae. It can be used to treat conditions like herniated discs and sciatica.

Call Tampa Bay Spine & Injury Today for More Information

At Tampa Bay Spine & Injury, our team of integrative physical medicine professionals is committed to providing individualized and effective treatment plans for each patient we take. We work with individuals with a variety of medical conditions, including neck pain, back pain, spine injuries, sciatica, herniated discs, and more. To learn more about how we can help you, call our Brandon office at 813-381-3852 or our St. Petersburg office at 727-898-3852.

1 https://www.mayoclinic.org/tests-procedures/chiropractic-adjustment/basics/definition/prc-20013239
2 https://medlineplus.gov/sciatica.html

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