Experts in Understanding Back Pain

Most of us will experience back pain at some point in our lives. Age, physical activity and occupation are some of the many factors that can add pressure on your spine, causing pain and limiting mobility.

At Brigham Health, our multidisciplinary Spine Care team specializes in helping patients reduce their pain and resume their normal, everyday activities. Following an in-depth evaluation, we take a conservative approach to patient care that typically incorporates nonsurgical methods such as:

  • Physical therapy: A combination of physical therapy and a home exercise program is often an effective solution for back pain. In most cases, we will recommend a patient undergoes 12 weeks of physical therapy before surgical treatment is considered.
  • Pain management: Administering nonsteroidal, anti-inflammatory medications (NSAIDs) and/or injections can alleviate pain and promote healing.
  • Physiatry: Our physiatry (physical medicine and rehabilitation) staff offers guidance on exercise therapy and lifestyle changes, prescribes and manages medications, makes referrals for alternative therapies such as acupuncture and chiropractic care, and more.

Most of our patients find success through nonsurgical treatments. If you do not, then surgery may be necessary. In making your treatment plan decision, you will receive input from our spine care surgeons and specialists in physical therapy, pain management, and physiatry.

During the COVID-19 crisis, our team of spine specialists will be consulting with you virtually to help you stay connected to your care and on track with your spine treatment plan. Learn more about Brigham Health Spine Care Virtual Visits.

Request a Virtual Visit

To request a virtual visit, please call 857-307-6152 Monday - Friday, 8am-5pm ET, or complete the form to receive a callback. 

 
 

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