A Unique Approach to Treating Back Pain – Surgery is Not Always the Solution
Did you know that back pain is the second most common reason for visits to primary care doctors? According to the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, 75-85 percent of Americans can expect to suffer from back pain in their lifetimes. Many will get better with little or no medical treatment. But unfortunately, some patients don't get better on their own. Their pain becomes worse and most likely requires help from a spine expert.
There is no miracle cure for back pain. Many people avoid seeking treatment for chronic back pain from fear they will be told they need surgery. But that isn’t always the case. While treatment options can be surgical, more often non-surgical options can provide temporary or even permanent relief.
Clinics, such as the INI Spine Institute’s Early Evaluation Back and Neck Pain Clinic, can provide expert evaluation of your back and neck pain. In many cases appointments are available same day or next day, without visiting an emergency department or urgent care center. Through the unique integration of non-surgical and surgical specialists, patients have the opportunity to receive a treatment plan that is right for them. Treatment options are available for those who have never had back treatment as well as for those who need surgery. This is important as research shows that early evaluation and treatment speeds recovery and return to normal activities. For those individuals that have had a previous surgery and are still experiencing pain and loss of function, it’s important to discuss this with the treatment team as additional options may be available.
The INI Spine Institute has added an Early Evaluation Clinic for those with acute neck and low back pain that has been present for less than four weeks.
• Convenient, extended hours to meet your needs.
• Patients are seen within one to two days of referral.
• Fewer trips for patients to an Emergency or Urgent Care Department.
• Access to surgical consultation with our neurosurgeons is readily available for patients who do not respond to conservative treatment.
Early Evaluation Clinic Hours
200 E. Pennsylvania Ave., Peoria
Monday: 8:00 to 11:30 a.m.
Tuesday: 3:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Thursday: 3:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Same-day or next-day appointments available
Please call (877) 464-6670 or (309) 683-7600