Accessibility Tools
Exploring Non-Surgical Alternatives for Spinal Conditions
Exploring Non-Surgical Alternatives for Spinal Conditions

Approximately 80% of the population will experience back pain during their lifetime.1 Back pain is common and can become chronic and disabling, if not properly treated. Many people suffering from back pain benefit from nonsurgical treatment options, such as spinal injections, physical therapy, spinal manipulation, and other alternative therapies.

Pain management techniques like these can reduce inflammation, improve spine flexibility and mobility, and help you heal your spinal condition. Multiple treatment options are available for back pain and utilizing these alternative options to try and avoid surgery is most commonly the first recommendation made by spine physicians.

Exploring non-surgical alternatives:

Spinal Injections: Evidence suggests that spinal injections reduce nerve inflammation and pain. These types of injections allow your mobility and ability to do everyday activities to improve significantly.

Physical Therapy: Physical therapy aims to help patients improve their posture, range of motion, strength, and flexibility. Using this information, the physical therapist can construct an individualized recovery strategy that best meets that patient's needs.

Spinal Manipulation: Spinal manipulation, or osteopathic manipulation, is a non-surgical "hands-on" technique in which chiropractors use leverage and exercises to adjust spinal structures and restore mobility for patients with certain spinal conditions.

Acupuncture: During acupuncture, fine needles are inserted into specific points on the body to reduce pain. A needle inserted at a specific spot releases chemicals called peptides in the muscles, brain, and spinal cord, which inhibit pain signals. It promotes natural healing and improves the functioning of the body.

You do not have to live with chronic back pain. As a leader in spinal care, science, and education, the Spine Clinic of Oklahoma City dedicates itself to total spine care, utilizing surgical and non-surgical alternatives.

AUTHOR: Dr. Doug Beacham III, DO is a fellowshipped-trained, dual-board certified physician in the fields of Anesthesiology and Pain Management (American Board of Anesthesiology). He has practiced in Oklahoma since 2013, and currently serves on the board of directors for the Oklahoma Pain Society. Dr. Beacham is proud to offer Oklahomans the most advanced and effective techniques capable of treating a full spectrum of acute and chronic conditions.


The Spine Clinic
The Spine Clinic of Oklahoma City
9800 Broadway Ext
Oklahoma City, OK 73114
Dr. Braly: Suite 203
Dr. Beacham: Suite 201