Our philosophy at the Spine and Orthopedic Center of New Mexico is that surgery is a last resort. As a result, we place particular emphasis on nonsurgical options.
Our Three Level Spinal Care Treatment:
- Level One: Back hygiene, physical therapy, chiropractic treatment, and anti-inflammatories: Back hygiene can be summarized as avoidance of repetitive bending, twisting, and lifting heavy objects. Over the counter anti-inflammatories like ibuprofen and naproxen are also used for a short period of time to control bouts of inflammation.
- Level Two: Interventional pain management: When level one treatments fail to achieve significant relief, the patient may benefit from epidural injections, nerve blocks, and occasionally nerve ablation.
- Level Three: After exhausting all resources, surgery is the last resort.
Patients can present at any level and can move up or down a level depending on their response to a particular treatment. The initial level is determined after thorough consultation which includes a complete history and physical exam with a thorough evaluation of x-rays and MRIs. If you have any additional questions about your treatment options please call Roswell Office Phone Number 575-623-9101.