|Medical and Surgical Treatments
The best treatment for each patient must be based on an accurate diagnosis. Although it is appealing to have the latest procedure, the newest medication, the smallest micro-surgery or arthroscopic surgery, best treatment must be appropriate for each individual patients condition. Treatment must also be based on scientific evidence, not marketing on television or in news magazines. At SpineCare, we pride ourselves on making correct and complete diagnoses, and then offering our patients the most effective treatment for their unique problems. We cannot jump at the latest fad, things that have not been proven to work. Our patients and our reputation mean too much for that.
Spine surgery must be taken seriously. It is imperative to select the right procedure for the right patient at the right time.
Many of the terms discussed here are also defined in the SpineCare glossary and illustrated in the section on anatomy.
For many patients spine surgery, spinal injections, or spinal stimulation are not likely to help them. However, many times these patients can be helped by advanced medication management using the latest pain-relieving drugs. At SpineCare, we keep up to date with pain management, and will provide consultation and advise to a patient or a patients treating doctor about possible drug treatments. Because many of the newer drugs and drug regimens require frequent monitoring, we generally do not do long-term pain management, except in rare instances.