In many communities, the patient with back or neck pain has a variety of confusing and sometimes conflicting choices when seeking medical care. The physicians and support staff of Innovative SpineCare have been able to develop a thoughtful and comprehensive approach to both the diagnosis and treatment of painful spinal disorders.
Rather than an uncoordinated, independent multi-physician approach to the care of the spine patient, Innovative SpineCare uses a multidisciplinary team approach to treat its patients. Members of the team include spinal medicine physicians, orthopedic surgeons, neurosurgeons, physiatrists, physical therapists, psychologists, chiropractors and specialized nurses. Appropriate consultation and referrals among medical specialists and other members of the team mean better coordination of care and greater resources for keeping up with the latest medical advancements.
In years past, patients may have had only two choices in dealing with spine pain: live with the pain or undergo invasive spinal surgery. Medical advances have enabled the trained physicians of Innovative SpineCare to bridge the major gap between conservative treatment and traditional surgery using an array of medications, injections, physical therapy and minimally invasive treatments.
Previously, many spine surgeries were just short of exploratory because the generator of the pain in the spine was not always precisely known. Diagnostic spinal injections can now be used to clearly define the source of a patient’s pain. If injections are necessary, only the most advanced x-ray detected techniques are used at Innovative SpineCare. All procedures are performed with the comfort of conscious sedation, including both nitrous oxide or intravenous medications.