The physicians at Buffalo Spine and Sports Medicine specialize in non-surgical treatments for painful syndromes involving the human spine, joints, muscles, tendons, and peripheral nerves. However, we commonly come across patients with disease processes that may need a surgical opinion to reduce morbidity and improve function. Through the years we have established robust lines of communication with our local specialists in orthopedics and neurosurgery when surgery is indicated.
With regards to painful conditions of the spine most patients do not need to see a spine surgeon immediately. Non-surgical treatments are tailored to the individual and may include, but are not limited to, medications, physical therapy, chiropractic, home exercises, massage, acupuncture, and spinal injections. If pain is not well controlled despite a trial of numerous conservative measures; and imaging studies indicate that a there is a potential surgical problem, we may suggest that you seek a surgical opinion.