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We diagnose and use non-surgical techniques to treat a broad range of Orthopaedic conditions that affect the spine and extremities.

Physical therapists use multiple modalities such as: massage, phonophoresis, ultrasound, electrotherapeutics and mechanical traction to help reduce pain and inflammation.

So, what exactly is non-surgical treatment?

For orthopedic pain, non-surgical treatment is often your best first-line option.

Non-surgical treatment options include:

  • Medications to reduce pain, swelling, and muscle spasm while your body heals
  • Active physical therapy for strengthening of the low back muscles and abdominal muscles and improved mobility
  • Trigger point injections
  • Use of ice to decrease inflammation in the tissues
  • Training in proper body mechanics and correct posture
  • Corticosteroid injections
  • Synvisc injections

When is Non-Surgical the Best First-Line Treatment?

Only thorough diagnostic testing will truly tell us if surgery can be avoided. We regularly treat the following conditions:

  • Injuries to the musculoskeletal system
  • Sprains, strains, and torn ligaments
  • Back pain, neck pain, ruptured discs
  • Joint pain (knee, ankle, hip, shoulder, elbow)
  • Arthritis and bursitis
  • Sports-related injuries
  • Work-related or motor vehicular injuries
  • Post-surgical rehabilitation

Resources:
The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons