Back Surgery for Patients in Ft Lauderdale, Miami, West Palm Beach, Coral Gables, Pembroke Pines, Boca Raton, Pompano Beach & Throughout Florida
The award-winning team at Laser Spine Institute’s surgical facilities in Tampa, Philadelphia, Oklahoma City and Scottsdale believes that patient education and spine surgeon-patient communication is imperative to any treatment process. And, while we’re proud of the safe and effective endoscopic back surgery options that we have pioneered, we also want to make sure that our patients have been informed of all the treatment options available first.
The decision to have back surgery can be very hard to make, especially if your neck or back pain has become severe. Whether you’re in West Palm Beach or Key West, you want to relieve yourself of the chronic discomfort that threatens to diminish your daily quality of life, but you also want to make an informed decision about which procedure to have, which spine surgeon to use, and how long the recovery process will take.
Below are a few options for temporary, conservative pain relief that patients in Ft Lauderdale, Miami, West Palm Beach, Coral Gables, Pembroke Pines, Boca Raton, Pompano Beach, and throughout Florida may be able to try before they arrive at the decision to undergo back surgery:
- Physical therapy – mild stretching, muscle-building, and exercises aimed at helping increase mobility. Any gentle movements that involve lengthening, rounding, arching, or straightening the spine can be useful, as long as they’re approved for the patient by a physician and/or licensed physical therapist.
- Steroid injections – can help to relieve spine pain for short periods of time, which may be helpful if you need relief while trying to embark on a physical therapy routine as an alternative to spine surgery.
- Pain and anti-inflammatory medications – over-the-counter drugs, prescription drugs, or a combination of both. Possible options may include muscle relaxants, narcotic pain medications, oral steroids, or acetaminophen.
Realistically, however, these traditional treatment options will not prove effective for every patient and some individuals may need to consider the possibility of back surgery. If this is the case for you, contact Laser Spine Institute to talk about your symptoms, your needs, and your expectations for back surgery. Whether you live in Ft Lauderdale, Miami, West Palm Beach, Coral Gables, Pembroke Pines, Boca Raton, Pompano Beach, or anywhere in Florida, we want to help you rediscover a life without pain, which is why we would be happy to provide a complimentary review of your MRI or CT scan, completely free of charge.