17 Aug Are You on the Road to Recovery or just Running in Circles?
When you have back pain from a spinal injury or related condition, it can sometimes be difficult to tell if the treatment steps you are taking are leading you on the road to recovery, or if you aren’t getting any long-term pain relief. In this article, we are going to offer a few tips for figuring out if you are indeed on the road to recovery, or if you’re just running in circles.
Pain that Keeps Coming Back
Perhaps the most surefire (and obvious) signs that you are running in circles with your treatment is when your back pain keeps coming back again and again. This type of chronic pain impacts patients with conditions like fibromyalgia, spinal stenosis, and herniated spinal discs. Many patients first try to treat these conditions with conservative options like pain medications and injection therapy. In some cases, these treatment methods can work well. But in many cases, conservative treatments only reduce pain for a short duration. Steroid injections are great until they wear off and the pain returns. The big issue with these treatments is that they focus on treating the symptoms rather than whatever is causing the symptoms (like a herniated disc for example). Spinal surgery aims to resolve the issue at its source to provide long-lasting pain relief.
Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
If your recovery seems to be going nowhere and you are struggling through your days in pain, consider an Inspired Spine procedure. Inspired Spine surgeries are backed by clinical studies that show these procedures are less painful and offer shorter recovery periods compared to other contemporary procedures. Contact us today to learn more about Inspired Spine and see if you are a good candidate for one of our minimally invasive spinal procedures. You can also use our useful tool to find a provider who performs Inspired Spine surgery in your area.