Spine Treatment Options

Noninvasive care is typically the first approach to treating patients with neck and back pain. Each patient receives a complete medical evaluation from one of our physicians, who works together with our other spine specialists to create a plan that best suits each patient.  

Some back pain may be relieved by changing a few simple things like wearing orthotic shoes, switching to a special chair to help relieve back pain, or doing stretches or other exercises at home. Other therapies may include:

  • Physical therapy or manipulation therapy
  • McKenzie therapy
  • Structured spine therapy
  • Interventional diagnostic techniques (discography)

Interventional Pain Management

If your back pain does not respond to physical therapy or other nonsurgical treatments, we provide other options for pain relief through:

  • Epidural steroid injections 
  • Sacroiliac joint injections
  • Selective nerve blocks
  • Facet blocks
  • Rhizotomies
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery 

Spine Surgery

When physical therapy and nonsurgical treatments do not improve your back pain, it may be necessary to undergo spine surgery. Your doctor will discuss with you the back surgery that will best fit your needs and will answer any questions you have about the procedure and recovery period.

Quick Reference

The Spine Center

New Patients 888-716-WAKE
Returning Patients
336-713-2121
Neurosurgery Clinic
336-716-4060
General/ WFBMC Information
336-716-2011
General/Health On-Call
336-716-2255

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