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Physical medicine offers patients with spinal disorders an alternative to surgery. We are learning more all the time.
Dr. William Fitz is a board-certified physician in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation who specializes in the diagnosis and non-surgical care of spine, joint, and soft tissue disorders. Dr. Fitz is a proud graduate of the University of Notre Dame with a Bachelor of Science followed by The Ohio State University College of Medicine. He holds two U.S. Patents for devices that assist in the treatment of lower back pain, once for a facet joint pain relief method and apparatus, and one for an artificial facet joint.
Dr. Fitz utilizes the most up-to-date evidence-based practice principles and techniques to treat his patients. He specializes in traditional treatments such as lumbar epidural steroid injections, cervical and lumbar facet joint nerve ablations, and various joint injections. In addition to these traditional treatments Dr. Fitz specializes in Regenerative Therapies such as PRP injections, Alpha-2 Macroglobulin injections, and Exosome injections. Regenerative Therapies are rapidly expanding the treatment options for arthritis, chronic tendon injuries and muscle tears. These are substances found in the your body that are often concentrated or filtered to obtain a small quantity for injection into the site of injury. The growth factors contained within or secreted by these substances facilitate tissue healing, improve pain, and aid in restoring function. These injections are intended to treat, ligamentous injuries, tendinopathies, tendon tears, and joint osteoarthritis as well as non-operative spinal disorders.
Dr. Fitz offers the following non surgical treatment options for back pain:
To view Dr. Fitz's presentation from the 2019 Orthopedic ONE Sports Medicine Symposium, click here.