Orin Atlas, MD, FAAOS
Orthopedic Surgeon & Spine Specialist located in Hainesport, NJ
When you want nonsurgical treatment for your neck pain, back pain, or spinal condition, visit Atlas Spine in Hainesport, New Jersey. Board-certified orthopedic surgeon Orin Atlas, MD, FAAOS, offers comprehensive nonsurgical care for all types of spinal pain so you can recover. Learn about available therapies today by calling the office or scheduling an appointment online.
Non Surgical Treatments
What nonsurgical pain management treatments are available?
If you want to try conservative options before considering surgery, Dr. Atlas works with you to develop an effective treatment plan for managing your pain. Your treatment plan may include:
- Oral medications, like non-steroidal anti-inflammatories
- Physical therapy
- Chiropractic care
- Herbal and nutritional supplements
These therapies can be combined based on your symptoms and preferences for a complete treatment plan to address your pain and its underlying cause so you can heal and feel more comfortable.
How does alternative medicine relieve pain?
Alternative therapies like herbal or nutritional supplements, self-awareness, biofeedback, and acupuncture work to relieve pain in different ways and may be recommended depending on the level of pain you’re in, the location of your pain, and your diagnosis.
Different herbal and nutritional supplements can be used to decrease inflammation, improve circulation, and support chemical reactions in the body that relieve pain and mental health issues associated with chronic pain, like anxiety and depression.
Self-awareness is a psychological tool that can reframe the way you think about your pain. It focuses on viewing your body as a complete unit and the many things your body can do despite your pain, like being able to walk or get out of a chair pain-free.
Biofeedback is a type of meditation technique that involves focusing on your body’s functions to become more in tune with your body as a whole. This includes focusing on your breathing, heart rate, and body temperature.
Research shows that acupuncture can modulate how your brain senses the pain you’re feeling. It can help your brain become less sensitive to the pain and may improve blood flow or decrease inflammation associated with your condition.
To discuss these alternative pain management techniques, schedule an appointment with Dr. Atlas.
How can physical therapy or chiropractic relieve my pain?
Physical therapy and chiropractic care aim to improve the function and feel of your joints and muscles. They use a variety of hands-on techniques like massage or soft tissue therapy, exercises, stretches, and postural training to improve the strength of your muscles to support your spine. Chiropractors perform spinal manipulation, also called adjustments, which restore movement to your spinal joints.
Dr. Atlas works with physical therapists and chiropractors in the area so you get the best treatment for your care.
To schedule a visit at Atlas Spine, call or book an appointment online now.