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Non-Surgical Back Pain Treatment Options

At the NorthShore Spine Center, we begin back pain treatment as conservatively as possible, exploring non-surgical options where appropriate. Our fellowship-trained physiatrists, including several who specialize in chronic pain management, offer an extensive variety of treatment options based on any patient’s specific needs, including.

Physical Therapy

Through physical therapy our physiatrists and therapists educate patients on proper body mechanics and establish individualized exercise programs that they can follow at home. These help maintain core muscles and keep pressure off the spine, which is vital to most back pain treatments. By stretching tight muscles affecting the injured area and strengthening weak muscles supporting the injured area, the patient is allowed to heal naturally.

Interventional Procedures

Sometimes using interventional procedures to inject pain-relieving medicine straight to the source of the pain can make a huge difference for a patient’s comfort. With a focus on patient safety and accuracy, many of these injections are image-guided using ultrasound or X-rays. Our specialists tailor these procedures to the specific needs of each patient.

Medication Management

Our experienced physicians and staff work closely with patients to regulate and monitor any oral medications they take to treat their back pain.

Integrative Medicine

Every patient is different, so we keep our minds open to a full spectrum of back pain treatments. NorthShore's Integrative Medicine Program can complement a patient’s holistic back pain treatment plan, in conjunction with any other therapies. Options include acupuncture, chiropractic care, yoga, biofeedback and more. NorthShore’s award-winning Electronic Medical Record (EMR) system enables Integrative Medicine staff seamless communication about treatment with a patient’s entire care team.

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