Orthopedic medicine is all about keeping your bones, muscles, nerves, and joints healthy. Most people associate orthopedics with surgery, but many nonoperative treatments help patients manage pain, repair injuries, and return to their active routines. Surgery is usually only recommended after nonoperative treatment methods have been considered.
When you come to Marin Orthopedics & Sports Medicine in Novato, CA, your doctor will review all your treatment options with you. Our goal is always to help you live your most active life using the simplest, least invasive treatment method possible. Often a combination of treatments and lifestyle changes is most effective, and your doctor will customize your treatment plan to fit your situation.
Nonoperative Treatments for the Spine
When you are suffering from back pain and other spine-related problems, everyday activities can become difficult or even impossible. Our spinal experts can work with you to find conservative options to manage pain and correct issues with your muscles, joints, bones, and nerves. Below are a few of the conservative management methods your doctor might recommend for back pain or other orthopedic problems:
- Physical therapy and other exercises. Our office often refers patients to physical therapists, who can help with rehabilitation and other restorative measures.
- Lifestyle changes. Sometimes weight loss, diet changes, improving posture, wearing proper shoes or supportive gear during work, and other changes can significantly affect your overall health.
- Holistic options. Acupuncture, chiropractic appointments, and other holistic options can be very effective in helping patients control pain and improve mobility.
Our orthopedic specialists will work with you and your other doctors/physical therapists to form your treatment plan. Your specific condition and goals will always be taken into account before treatments are considered. Whether your goal is as simple as being able to stand without pain or as big as running a marathon, our team wants to help you live an active and healthy life.
Nonoperative and Conservative Care in Marin County, CA
If you are experiencing back pain or other problems, the team at Marin Orthopedics & Sports Medicine wants to help. Our orthopedic experts and physiatrists specialize in finding the least invasive, most effective methods of treating back pain, joint problems, and a wide range of other conditions. Contact our office in Novato, CA, to schedule an appointment and learn more about your conservative treatment options.