We at Dallas Spine Care offer a variety of helpful spine care treatments to provide you with relief from pain and to correct problems that are causing you difficulties. Because spinal issues can be complex and have an array of possible origins and causes, it is vital that you work closely with a specialist like our Dallas spine doctor, so that you are receiving the benefit of years of experience and focused expertise in this area.
Anti-inflammatory medication can be effective for muscles, ligaments, and nerves if not taken for too long, typically about 4 to 6 weeks. Not only can drugs lead to liver and kidney damage if taken for an extended period, but medication generally becomes less effective over time. Likewise, muscle relaxers can be very helpful on a short-term basis when you have muscle spasms. Pain-killers can be prescribed for about a 3 to 4 week period as a way of mitigating acute pain. Our Dallas spine doctor may also suggest physical therapy, again for about 4 to 6 weeks, as a way to address muscle and ligament pain. While you may find it uncomfortable at first, exercise is a vital part of recovering and maintaining your spinal wellness. Injections to parts of your spine can be effective for some spinal conditions. Generally, this combines steroids and anesthetics. You may be referred to a pain center that specializes in chronic pain management. And there is reason to be optimistic that acupuncture, reflexology, chiropractic care, bio-magnets, and yoga can be of help. Ask our Dallas spine doctor if your condition might respond to one or more of these. While not a first choice, surgery might be the best option in chronic cases.
Ultimately, our Dallas spine doctor job is to find the treatment option that is least invasive that will also give you the most benefits when it comes to reducing pain and regaining your ability to live your life the way you want to. Schedule an appointment with our office and get the process started.