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Diagnostic and Treatment Options

Getting an Expert Diagnostic Evaluation

The source of your discomfort may be a result of one of many possible conditions. The ActivCentre uses the most advanced diagnostic testing available to pinpoint the source of your pain. Your physician will perform a thorough evaluation that includes understanding your pain symptoms, a physical examination and possible diagnostic tests that my include:

Treatment Options

Once the probable cause of your pain is determined, your care team will work with you to develop a custom treatment pathway. This pathway could include a combination of non-surgical treatments with supportive integrative medicine.

Non-Surgical Treatments

  • Rehabilitation
  • Core strengthening and flexibility training
  • Spinal injections
  • Psychological services
  • Medication management
  • Acupuncture
  • Headache management

Surgical Options

When it is determined that surgery is the best option, your surgeon will recommend the most "minimally invasive" procedure. This means that you will receive only the level of surgery required to meet the treatment goals while minimizing that risks and complications that are present in every operation.

Advances in spine surgery allow surgeons to use special instruments for visualization and access to the spine through a very small incision. Patients experience less pain and scarring, shorter hospital stays and faster recoveries. Even in cases where minimally invasive procedures are not indicated, the surgeons at the ActivCentre are experienced in the most complex spine procedures.

Surgical Treatments

  • Microdiscectomy and Discectomy
  • Decompression
  • Minimally Invasive Spinal Surgery
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Total Disc Replacement
  • Fusion Alternatives and Dynamic Stablization

Make the Call Today

Just call 858.613.6252 or toll-free 855.35-ACTIV and we'll start you on the path that leads you back to your normal routine.



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