Most patients with acute and chronic neck and back pain do not know where to turn for medical advice. After failing to improve with conservative treatments (i.e. physiotherapy, chiropractic care, acupuncture, massage therapy) they are often referred on to a neurosurgeon for definitive management of their condition. Although some patients will benefit from surgery, the risks of surgery often outweigh the benefits. This lack of options leaves patients frustrated, confused and anxious.
Thankfully, most painful spine conditions can be managed with non-surgical care. Dr. Helper specializes in Interventional Spine, a non-surgical specialty that focuses on accurately diagnosing and treating the true source of pain in the neck or back. Dr. Helper uses live x-ray guidance to perform minimally invasive procedures to isolate and then eliminate neck and back pain.
Click on any of the following spine conditions for a brief description. Find out how each spine condition is diagnosed and treated:
Degenerative Disc Disease
Facet Joint Neurotomy
Internal Disc Disruption (IDDS)
Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction
Sacroiliac Ligament Pain