Back pain is debilitating and frustrating to the patient. It is one of the most common reasons for a doctor's visit and results in BILLIONS of dollars worth of lost earnings to patients across our country.
Dr. Eidelson is one of the most experienced spine surgeons in America, having completed more than 4,000 surgical procedures, As a spine expert, his first appoach to any spinal pain is "Can this be managed without surgery? How can I help my patient get back to the activities they love?".
Many pain management techniques exist, and Dr. Eidelson will always attempt to resolve your pain issues without surgery. Fewer than 5 % of his patients require surgery.
If simple treatments, such as postural changes or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, do not relieve the problem, Dr. Eidelson may recommend special imaging to confirm the extent of the problem. An MRI (magnetic resonance image) or CAT (computed tomography) scan may be requested. We may also order a myelogram (an X-ray taken after a dye is injected into the spine) may be performed. These and other imaging studies can offer details about the bones and tissues and help with diagnosis.
Patients should keep in mind that there are many Pain Management techniques available.
This process of finding the most effective pain management option for each patient can be confusing or frustrating at times While we realize this can be a significant challenge for patients enduring pain, once you find an approach that you are comfortable with your condition should improve. The important point is that we will work with you proactively and not give up.
LastUpdate: 2018-01-22 16:16:29