Non-Operative Musculoskeletal Care
Conservative care starts with non-surgical treatment first
Not all orthopedic conditions require surgery. In fact, for many musculoskeletal conditions, Orthopedic surgeons explore nonsurgical, conservative treatment options first. Treatments can include medication, physical or occupational therapy, and injections.
The musculoskeletal system is comprised of bones, joints, muscles, tendons, ligaments and nerves. In cases of inflammation, “overuse” injuries, mild sprains, strains, etc., a range of conservative treatment can be highly effective in getting you back to your normal function. Treatments include:
- Physical therapy
- Massage therapy
- Bracing and more
In recent years, there have been many advancements made that provide additional options for conservative treatment as well. The use of biologics, platelet rich plasma injections and visco-supplementation are a few that have advanced the field of sports medicine and treatment for the osteoarthritis, or “wear and tear” arthritis that damages articular cartilage.
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation is another specialty that has seen a variety of conventional and non conventional treatment options for the treatment of back pain and chronic pain conditions such as fibromyalgia.