The spine doctor at Midwest Orthopaedic Institute can evaluate neck pain, back pain, and other spine-related problems and recommend an appropriate treatment plan to help a patient feel better and get back to the activities that he or she enjoys. As a specialty orthopaedic practice serving patients throughout the entire DeKalb, IL, region, MOI offers a full range of surgical and non-surgical treatments designed to address discomfort related to spinal conditions.
Some people might wonder why they should see a spine doctor like the neuro/spine surgeon at Midwest Orthopaedic Institute instead of simply going to a primary care physician in DeKalb or a surrounding Illinois area. In general, a spine specialist has a more focused practice with experience in treating patients with a wide variety of spinal conditions, including those that are rare and complex. Therefore, the spine doctor at MOI can provide a level of highly specialized care that is not typically available from a general practitioner.
The spine doctor and other physicians at MOI also share a common goal of providing our patients with the most conservative treatment possible. This means that, in most cases, we will advise a patient to begin with one or more non-surgical methods, such as:
- Physical therapy
- Pain medications
- Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)
- Hot/cold therapy
- Chiropractic manipulation
MOI’s spine doctor works closely with the multidisciplinary experts in our rehabilitation practice, where many of our patients find that their neck or back pain responds well to a customized regimen of conservative therapies. And, in the event that a patient needs surgery, our neuro/spine surgeon has extensive skills and experience in performing highly complex surgical procedures, such as minimally invasive spine surgery and microscopic neurosurgery.
Patients in the DeKalb, IL, area who are experiencing neck pain, back pain, or other spine-related symptoms are welcome to consult with the spine doctor at Midwest Orthopaedic Institute. Our high level of specialization results in excellent patient care and ultimately improves our patient outcomes.