Spine Care and Surgery Surgical & Nonsurgical Approaches


When nonsurgical approaches, including medical treatment, physical therapy, and injections of anti-inflammatory medicines are not sufficient to relieve pain and improve function, surgery may be indicated. Our surgeons have performed thousands of spinal procedures. Patients are involved in all decision-making regarding their care. In addition to offering the most technologically advanced orthopedic equipment and techniques for minimally invasive procedures, our team works in specially designed “Spine Safe” operating suites. These state-of-the-art operating rooms are specially constructed to ensure the easy maneuvering of equipment during spine procedures, and also provide a specialized airflow system designed to minimize the risk of infection. Our surgeons perform the following treatments for spinal disorders when nonsurgical approaches are not effective treatment options:

Nonsurgical Approaches

White Plains Hospital spine surgeons can connect patients with the following nonsurgical approaches to spine care, which may help some patients avoid surgery and assist those who have had surgery in their recovery:

  • Physical therapy, which can relieve pain and restore strength, flexibility, and range of motion. Physical therapy may be prescribed by a physiatrist - a doctor trained in rehabilitation medicine. In addition to inpatient physical therapy services, the White Plains Hospital Physical Therapy Center offers a comprehensive range of physical and occupational therapy treatments in a comfortable and convenient outpatient setting. The Physical Therapy Center is located at 222 Westchester Avenue, Suite G02, White Plains, NY 10604. Appointments can be made by calling 914-681-1116.
  • Acupuncture, which can be helpful for treating neck and back pain.
  • Chiropractic care, which may relieve pain and restore mobility through manual therapy.
  • Massage therapy, which increases circulation to an area and can release tension.
  • Cranio-sacral therapy, which has helped some patients relieve pain.
  • Yoga, which can increase flexibility and balance and relieve muscle tension.
  • Alexander technique, designed to improve postural and physical movement through awareness of abnormal tensions and gentle manipulations.
  • Stretching to improve flexibility.
  • Mental imagery to promote relaxation and pain management.
To find a physician call 914-849-MyMD