Most spine conditions are not due to just one single problem. More often than not, the treatment required is a multi-disciplinary approach that may include ordering x-rays, MRI’s, or other studies, as well as the use of some medications, physical therapy, acupuncture, massage, chiropractic techniques, or spinal injections. Only when the conservative approach fails to provide adequate relief is surgical treatment considered. There are specific occasions when the preferred initial treatment is surgical, but that is not the norm.
Dr. Diaz is an expert in the non-surgical care of painful spinal conditions.