Herniated Disc Treatment for Patients in DeKalb, IL & Surrounding Areas
A full range of herniated disc treatment options is available to individuals from DeKalb and the surrounding Illinois areas at Midwest Orthopaedic Institute. Back pain is very common, and most people experience it at some point during their lives. Even so, it is always important to consult with a medical professional who can provide an accurate diagnosis and an individualized treatment recommendation when pain lingers more than a few days. The spine specialists at MOI practice conservative orthopaedic medicine, and we generally view surgery as a last resort. That’s because, in most cases, the pain and other symptoms associated with a herniated disc respond well to nonsurgical treatments. With that said, if surgery is indicated and a patient elects to proceed, MOI’s fellowship-trained neuro/spine surgeon is experienced in performing the latest surgical techniques, including minimally invasive outpatient procedures.
MOI specifically created a spine center so that patients and referring physicians in DeKalb, IL, have access to a center of excellence for spinal conditions and spine-related issues. In addition to disc herniation, we frequently treat patients for low back pain, neck pain, sports injuries, work-related injuries and compression fractures.
For herniated disc treatment, MOI’s spine specialists may recommend an interventional pain management procedure after diagnosing the precise origin of a patient’s pain. Using advanced technologies and corticosteroid injections, our physicians can narrowly target a pain point in the spine without affecting other areas of the body. As a result, a patient may find adequate relief with minimal side effects. The types of minimally invasive injections we offer include:
- Epidural steroid injections
- Facet joint injections
- Medial branch blocks
- Radiofrequency ablations
- Sacroiliac joint injections
- Piriformis Injections
- Greater trochanteric bursa injections
- Ischial tuberosity bursa injections
- Hip joint injections
- Occipital nerve blocks
- Trigger point injections
If a patient’s discomfort continues or worsens despite interventional pain management or other nonsurgical techniques, we might recommend surgical herniated disc treatment. For instance, a patient may benefit from a discectomy, spinal fusion, facetectomy, laminectomy or laminotomy procedure performed by our highly trained neuro/spine surgeon.
To learn more about the herniated disc treatment options available at Midwest Orthopaedic Institute, contact us to schedule a consultation at one of our offices in the DeKalb, IL, area.