Spinal Stenosis Surgery and Conservative Treatments for Back Pain Available in Freehold, NJ
If you’ve been diagnosed with spinal stenosis, you might be wondering if you need surgery. At Spine Care New Jersey in Freehold, NJ, we generally recommend spine surgery only as a last resort. That’s because mild-to-moderate spinal stenosis symptoms can often be addressed effectively with nonsurgical measures. With that said, severe or persistent symptoms may ultimately require more advanced treatment, such as injections or, as a last resort, surgery.
At Spine Care New Jersey in Freehold, we understand that you probably have a lot of questions about spinal stenosis surgery, and we encourage you to turn to our experienced spine specialists for the accurate answers you need and deserve. Our well-rounded team includes an orthopedic surgeon who focuses exclusively on treating all regions of the spine (cervical, thoracic, and lumbar). Our physicians also work closely with our pain management specialist, who is double-board-certified in preventional pain management and rehabilitation, to help each patient find the optimal treatment plan.
After evaluating your symptoms, overall health, and other unique factors, we may recommend one or more of the following conservative options prior to considering spinal stenosis surgery:
- Over-the-counter or prescription pain relievers and anti-inflammatory medications
- Stretches and exercises to enhance flexibility and increase muscle strength
- Physical therapy
- Hot/cold therapy
- Alternative treatments, such as therapeutic massage, chiropractic adjustments, and acupuncture
- Corticosteroid injections
We generally advise our patients to try conservative treatment for at least several weeks or months before moving forward with surgery. Over time, if you find that this approach does not provide you with the relief you need, we can help you decide if spinal stenosis surgery is your next step.
If you’d like to discuss spinal stenosis surgery and other treatments with an orthopedic spine specialist at Spine Care New Jersey, contact us to schedule a consultation at our state-of-the-art spine center in Freehold, NJ.