Carrollton Orthopaedic Clinic's Non-Operative Spine department specializes in conservative treatment of patients to improve their quality of life. People that are not good candidates for surgery or do not desire surgery can gain significant benefits through treatment.
New patients undergo an evaluation for non-surgical treatment of the neck, arm, back, and leg pain. After evaluation, depending upon the specific problem, the patient could benefit from:
- 2 types of low back (lumbar) epidurals.
- Low back joint injections (facet) and heating of the nerves (rhizotomies)
- Neck joint injections (facet)
- SI injections (sacro-iliac)
- Low back discograms
Other evaluations can be necessary including electrodiagnostic testing (EMGs), NCVs) mostly for carpal tunnel problems, pinched nerves, diabetic nerve damage and the "funny bone nerve" (ulnar nerve) at the elbow.
Patients can also benefit greatly from an alternative method of treatment called acupuncture. It has been found to be very beneficial for muscle pain.