When is Non-Surgical Treatment the Best Choice?
For orthopedic pain, non-surgical treatment is often your best first-line option.
It’s not easy to get a clear answer when comparing treatment options because medical service providers tend to recommend their own approach. Surgeons recommend surgery. Nutritionists recommend a change in diet. And, non-surgical groups like ours will likely suggest something non-surgical.
The fact is, there is no single right answer that applies to every injury and condition. Even though we strongly believe in non-surgical diagnostics and treatment, we know that there are times when other approaches may be necessary. For orthopedic pain, however, non-surgical treatment is often your best first-line treatment.
Benefits of Non-Surgical Treatment
Obviously, the less invasive a treatment is, the faster your recovery is going to be. As a result, arthroscopy has grown in popularity, often turning surgery into an outpatient procedure that requires less anesthesia and produces less overall risk. Here are the key benefits of avoiding surgery altogether:
- No surgical recovery time; decreased time off from work
- Minimal discomfort
- No hospitalization
- No incisions, scars, or post-operative complications
- Less pain