Back problems are one of the most common reasons for physician visits. Many spine problems can be treated using nonoperative alternatives. Others may be most effectively treated with spine surgery. Our medical team carefully assesses each patient, working with the patient to develop an individualized board certified care plan.
Our comprehensive spine services include:
In the past, physicians relied on MRIs or CT scans for diagnoses, but these tests may not reveal everything. Our minimally invasive spine specialists use a variety of precise tests to accurately diagnose the location and cause of symptoms. This allows our medical team to focus on the most effective and efficient treatment plan. Because our nonsurgical and surgical physicians work as a team, they can ensure patients receive the treatment they need, where they need it, and in a timely manner.
Often times, minimally invasive spine treatments are effective and the treatment of choice. This may include:
- Specialized injections (steroid/epidural injections or nerve blocks)
- Minimally invasive procedures, such as spinal cord stimulators or vertebroplasty
- Complementary therapies
For certain patients and conditions, surgery may be the most effective treatment available. Our board certified spine surgeons specialize in neurosurgical spine surgery and orthopaedic spine surgery. This is a unique combination in one practice. Indiana Spine Group surgeons are leaders in spine surgery, actively developing and refining the newest techniques for traditional and minimally invasive surgery and microsurgery.
One effective treatment for many spine problems is physical therapy. The goals of physical therapy are to restore a patient’s strength, flexibility and, most importantly, function.
Our physical therapists evaluate patients and develop individualized treatment plans. Once a treatment plan is developed, the patient can receive treatment in our state-of-the-art physical therapy gym at our Carmel location. Patients can also receive treatment at our Indianapolis office, or we will coordinate physical therapy services close to the patient’s home or work. The physical therapy gym at our Carmel location has equipment selected specifically for treating spinal conditions. We also offer educational and therapeutic exercise programs designed to help people with various spinal conditions live a more active lifestyle.