Back Doctor for Residents of DeKalb, IL, and the Surrounding Area
A back doctor practicing at Midwest Orthopaedic Institute can pinpoint and address the underlying causes of a wide variety of spinal symptoms, including chronic neck or back pain, for residents of DeKalb, IL, and the surrounding areas. These symptoms are very common; in fact, most people experience them at least once during their lives. If you have a spine-related problem, such as severe pain that affects every move you make, you needn’t resign yourself to living that way. A back doctor at MOI can provide an accurate diagnosis and appropriate treatment to help you get back to your active lifestyle if your pain has persisted for more than a few days.
At MOI, each back doctor has the requisite expertise to treat:
- General pain in the neck, middle back, or lower back
- Degenerative disc disease
- Compression fractures
- Herniated discs
- Spinal stenosis
- Sports- and work-related injuries, and other forms of spinal trauma
- And more
MOI also welcomes patients from the DeKalb, Illinois, area who are seeking second opinions, particularly if another back doctor has recommended surgery. In our experience, surgery is needed in only a small fraction of cases. In fact, the majority of our patients do very well with conservative treatment. With a firm commitment to practicing conservative orthopaedic medicine, we offer a wide range of nonsurgical options, including physical therapy, medications, injections, nerve blocks, and other interventional pain management procedures. After taking into account a number of unique factors, we develop a highly individualized treatment plan for each patient, then monitor the patient’s progress and fine-tune his or her treatment as necessary.
If a patient’s discomfort persists or worsens despite interventional pain management or other nonsurgical therapies, a back doctor at MOI might recommend a surgical procedure, such as a discectomy, spinal fusion, facetectomy, laminectomy, or laminotomy procedure performed by our outstanding neuro/spine surgeon.