Why is a multidisciplinary approach to spine care so important?
By receiving care from spine specialists within multiple fields, the diagnosis and treatment process is less likely to become biased or limited. Multidisciplinary care involves a team of specialists that pools together its expertise for the greatest benefit of the patient. Surgery is reserved as the last resort. As a patient, instead of being limited to one medical specialty, you can benefit from the combined expertise of many physicians.
What is degenerative disc disease?
A natural byproduct of aging is the loss of resiliency in spinal discs and a greater tendency for them to herniate, especially when placed under a weighty load, like when we lift heavy objects. Additionally, some people have a family history of degenerative disc disease, which increases their own risk of developing it. When a natural disc herniates or becomes badly degenerated, it loses its shock-absorbing ability, which can narrow the space between vertebrae.
Why do you recommend exercise for my neck and/or back pain?
It seems like I should rest.
Lying in bed causes muscles to weaken, which slows recovery. Even though activity may be uncomfortable or hurt a bit, this doesn’t mean that it’s worsening your condition. It is actually building strength in the muscles surrounding the vertebrae. This can help achieve a full return to activity. Regardless, studies have shown again and again that activity leads to a quicker return to work.
What insurance do you take?
We work with most insurance plans, including auto, workers’ compensation, and health insurance. Contact our schedulers to find out more.
What’s your cancellation policy?
Let us know 3 days before your appointment to avoid any cancellation fees.
What if I can’t make my appointment?
Let us know as soon as possible of your conflicts so we can adjust the schedule.
Do you have customer service?
Of course! Our friendly and knowledgeable staff is available to answer your questions 24/7/365.