Exploring Non-Surgical Treatment Options

by | Feb 2, 2024 | Blog

Why Non-Surgical Treatment Options Matter

When you develop arthritis, pain from pinched nerves, or any other kind of pain, little else matters except making it go away. Traditional medical practices can sometimes overlook the underlying causes of the pain and focus aggressively on eliminating the pain. Non-surgical options have gained popularity in recent years because of their success in managing and treating general pain, arthritis, and nerve pain. While invasive surgeries can take weeks or months to get scheduled, and even longer than that to heal afterwards, non-surgical treatments can begin on your first visit and in many cases, the effects last longer and are more successful.

Embracing A Holistic Approach To Wellness

The most important factor in a non-surgical treatment plan is the patients’ willingness to participate in and embrace their personalized program. Each treatment plan is customized specifically for each individual to fit into their lifestyle. Treatment programs are developed by a team of medical professionals who evaluate the entire body and how different parts should work together. The most successful outcomes result from comprehensive treatments incorporating different specialties.

Chiropractic Care

A common non-surgical treatment for pinched nerves and joint pain is chiropractic adjustments. While spinal manipulation does treat back pain, it can also relieve pain in knees, shoulders, and hips. Chiropractic adjustments help with spinal mobility and improve circulation, which encourages the healing process. Adjustments maneuver bones and soft tissues, releasing pressure from cartilage, spinal discs, and nerves. Your body is then able to boost its natural immune responses to reduce swelling and pain.

Massage Therapy

Therapeutic massage is an effective non-surgical treatment for pinched nerves and pain management. When nerves are pinched, the muscles react by tightening, as a natural reaction from the nervous system to protect the affected area by minimizing motion. Unfortunately, muscle tightness may put too much pressure on the nerves, increasing pain and slowing the healing process. Massage therapy alleviates the muscle tightness that causes discomfort around sensitive nerves.

Massage Therapy

Minimally Invasive Options

The team of medical professionals at Aligned Medical Group may recommend trigger point injections or spinal decompression therapy as a non-surgical treatment option.

Trigger Point Injections:

Trigger points are concentrated knots in the muscle tissue that feel like a hard ball but can be treated with non-surgical treatments. These can cause severe tension, pain, headaches and postural fatigue. With minimal risk of side effects, injecting anti-inflammatory medication directly into these locations (trigger point injections) to calm and relax the muscles and nerve tissues can be a successful treatment option.

Spinal Decompression Treatment:

To help with a pinched nerve in the neck and lower back, spinal decompression therapy is used to focus the treatment on the spinal discs. When a spinal disc is damaged, there is less space around the spinal nerves and this puts pressure on the nerves. A Vax-D Decompression table creates a rhythmic motion (extension and contraction) on the spinal discs, in a rhythm that mimics a sweeping motion. This pumping movement is automatically adjusted by the monitor connected to the table which measures the spinal resistance to most effectively bring oxygen and nutrients to the spine while releasing carbon dioxide, inflammation and other toxic components.

Non-Surgical Treatment Options Minimize Risks And Recovery Times

Along with the high success rates, non-surgical treatments have minimal side effects and lower risks. Surgeries increase the potential for infection and health complications can take a substantial physical and mental toll on patients. Recovery times can last weeks or months and may or may not relieve the pain it was intended to treat. The recovery period typically often requires potent medications, and patients run the risk of addiction and withdrawal. Non-surgical options are many times the more cost-effective option and are more adaptable for each patient’s needs.

Aligned Medical Group Offers An Integrative Approach For Improved Outcomes

With a team of highly experienced medical professionals, Aligned Medical Group specializes in a variety of non-surgical treatments. Working together to understand, diagnose and treat each patient holistically, each patient’s personalized healing process combines treatments for the most successful outcome. Contact Aligned Medical Group today and schedule a consultation to find out how you can eliminate your pain and avoid invasive surgeries!