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Non-Surgical Treatment

Don’t live with pain

Chronic neck or back pain is not something you have to live with. At the AHN Spine Center, our experts are able to locate the source of your pain. We can provide treatments to ease or reduce your discomfort. 

Our team approach is a personalized program that best suits your needs and lifestyle. Our board-certified specialists work together to relieve your pain. Depending on your situation, your care team could include specialists from these areas:

  • Anesthesiologists
  • Chiropractors
  • Specialists in internal medicine and physical medicine
  • Physical therapists
  • Physiologists

Non-surgical treatments at AHN include the following:

Acupuncture uses extremely thin needles at strategic points on your body to relieve chronic pain.

Epidural steroid injection treats irritated nerves in your spine. The drugs used may temporarily reduce inflammation and help relieve pain.

Lumbar sympathetic block is an injection of local anesthesia around the group of nerves in the lower back.

Provocative discogram is a diagnostic X-ray test that determines whether a patient feels pain when the pressure is increased in a disc.

Radiofrequency denervation involves placing extremely thin needles through the skin above your spine to use radio waves on specific nerves. This procedure temporarily interferes with the nerves’ ability to transmit pain.

Therapeutic caudal nerve block involves injecting anti-inflammatory medicine near a specific nerve or group of nerves where you are experiencing pain.

Conventional medicine meets natural healing

Our Integrative Medicine Program incorporates the best conventional and natural healing practices to strengthen your health and improve your well-being.

The program is respectful of the emotional, social, spiritual, and physical aspects of health and illness. Our team of highly experienced physicians and practitioners offer:

  • Acupuncture
  • Dietary supplements
  • Nutritional counseling
  • Massage therapy
  • Relaxation techniques
  • Tai chi
  • Yoga

Physical therapy for treatment and rehabilitation

Your care team may recommend physical therapy to treat your back or spine condition. You may also need physical therapy for rehabilitation after a surgical procedure.

AHN physical therapists coordinate with your care team to deliver personalized, hands-on treatment to alleviate your pain and help you recover.

Patients of the AHN Spine Center have access to physical therapists throughout western Pennsylvania, including our state-of-the-art facilities at the Allegheny Sports Complex at Cool Springs and at the Wexford Health + Wellness Pavilion.