We can classify back pain intervention into two categories: invasive, and non-invasive. Invasive procedures will range from injections to surgery, while non-invasive would be pharmaceutical, physical therapy or chiropractic.
Let’s consider the options from the most invasive to the least invasive.
According to the Cleveland Clinic, 20% of people who undergo surgery will require additional operations, so surgery should always be the option of last resort. In our practice, we offer a non-invasive option to back pain. The McKenzie Method is a unique, comprehensive and highly effective approach to treating the spine, and has widely become the first choice for common back problems worldwide. Most lower back pain is mechanical in origin, meaning that an applied force caused the pain through very specific movements and exercises. While most clinicians are familiar with the McKenzie method, only a certified McKenzie specialist that has undergone extensive training and numerous clinical hours is qualified to diagnose and treat your back pain and restore pain free function. Every patient is different, and sometimes it’s a combination of treatments that best serves the patient. The most important thing a patient needs to know is that there are plenty of options, some of which were not covered in this article. Talk to your health care provider, or stop into any of our conveniently located New Jersey locations.