Our team includes non-surgical spine specialists, occupational medicine specialists, and pain specialists. We believe in this team approach of working together to help you choose the best option to relieve your back pain and get you back to the activities you enjoy.
Getting Back Your Functionality
For the most part, many conditions are more effectively treated without surgery. Here are our most common non-surgical options:
Functional Restoration Program
One of the nation’s only programs for patients with chronic back pain that has lasted more than three months after treatments; includes a functional assessment to test your function level and set your goals followed by a rigorous 14-day program that involves physical training, group discussion, and individual discussions of personal pain management strategies plus follow-up during the next year
Physical Therapy and Exercise
Providers use proven therapy programs such as the McKenzie® Method and the Maitland Approach to assess and treat back, neck, and extremity problems; or, we can provide a customized exercise program to improve your mobility and decrease pain
Pain specialists provide a variety of treatments such as epidural steroid injections, radiofrequency, and spinal cord stimulation if standard anti-inflammatory drugs are not helpful
Safety is Our Goal
Our goal is to get you back to a level of function that allows you to do some of the activities you enjoy, safely and effectively. We will tackle your back pain issue with the full set of non-surgical options as a starting point, with surgery as a second option if necessary.
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Hear from Derek, a Functional Restoration Program graduate, about the experience and his progress later on.
Better Than Before Surgery
Dr. Carr was the right surgeon for me. He described all possible treatment options, talked with me about outcomes and how many ACL surgeries he's performed. I credit Steve Vincente, my physical therapist, in getting me on the road to recovery. His positive energy made all the difference. I am happy to say my knee is not only as good as it was before, it's better.Hannah Kearney / 2010 Olympic Gold Medalist and World Champion freestyle skier
No Big Deal
The most surprising thing about having a complete hip replacement was that it really wasn't a big deal. I'd say all through the journey, from surgery to recovery, you've got to remember it takes some effort. There is some discomfort, but it was well worth it and I won't hesitate again to have my right one done.Ted Davis / Total Hip Patient
What Surprised Me the Most
I didn't know I could do what I can do now and that's what surprised me the most. At my age and with the injuries I had, I thought I was done. Being able to sit straight up is a big deal. Being able to nod my head, twist it side-to-side...that's a really, really big deal. I wasn't able to do those things when I got here.Derek Hampton / Functional Restoration Program graduate
Achieving Your Goals
Now I know I can go out and rip turns and feel awesome and feel completely normal again. I felt like the sports medicine department can relate to you...and help you achieve the goals that you want to get back to, and my goals were to get back into ski racing and back to lacrosse, and I've done that thus far.Gunnar / ACL Repair Surgery