Dr. Arnold J. Weil from Non-Surgical Orthopaedics, P.C., answers a reader’s question about back and neck pain.
Q: What types of treatment are available for back and neck pain that don’t involve surgery?
A: There are many different ways to treat spinal pain. However, 95 percent can be done non-surgically. In addition to medications and physical therapy, other options available include in-office injections, spine procedures like epidural injections, acupuncture and newer treatments like prolotherapy (which involves injecting a non-pharmacological and non-active irritant solution into the body) and PRP (platelet-rich plasma) injection therapy.
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