• Nonsurgical Treatments - The Spine Center

    Many spinal conditions can be successfully treated without the use of surgery. Our team offers a variety of nonsurgical treatment options: 

    Pain management physician Andrew G. Kowal, MD, performs a nerve blockDiagnostic and Therapeutic Blocks

    The nerves in the spine are responsible for transmitting a variety of signals-including pain signals-to areas throughout the body. When these nerves are the suspected source of your chronic pain, one of Lahey's interventionally trained physicians may perform an injection to block the painful sensations coming from your spinal nerves. 

    Physical Therapy

    Lahey's physical therapists are available to work with you, on both an inpatient and outpatient basis, to improve impairments, functional limitations, disabilities, or changes in physical function related to spinal injury or disease. 

    Exercise Programs

    These programs are prescribed by your physician, under the guidance of a physical therapist, and are specially tailored to your unique circumstances. 

    Physiatry Services

    Using a variety of nonsurgical techniques, a physiatrist (physician who specialize in physical medicine and rehabilitation) directs a comprehensive rehabilitation team-including physical therapists, occupational therapists, rehabilitation nurses, psychologists, social workers, and others-to reduce your spinal pain and improve overall functioning.

    Learn more about physiatry 

    Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine (OMM)

    A doctor of osteopathy (DO) uses hands-on techniques to manually apply pressure to spinal joints, tissues or muscles to relieve pain, promote healing and improve mobility. OMM may be used alone or as part of a comprehensive treatment program including medication, injections, physical therapy and/or surgery.

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