Non-Surgical Therapies

Board Certified Neurosurgeons & Minimally Invasive Spine Specialists located in Charleston & Ladson, SC

You can get relief from your chronic neck or back pain without surgery. At Seaside Spine Specialists in Charleston and Ladson, South Carolina, board-certified neurosurgeon Dr. Sabino DAgostino, has the training and experience to create non-surgical therapies to reduce symptoms caused by spinal conditions. Call the office or schedule an appointment online to find out more about non-surgical therapies.


Non-Surgical Therapies Q & A

What are non-surgical therapies?

Non-surgical therapies refer to the medical interventions health care providers use to treat various medical conditions. Though a skilled neurosurgeon, Dr. DAgostino may recommend non-surgical therapies before proceeding with spinal surgery.

Dr. DAgostino is well-versed in spinal procedures and spinal cord stimulation (SCS), giving him the ability to consider all possible treatment options, including the best non-surgical therapies to help relieve your pain. 

What types of non-surgical therapies can help my pain?

Many non-surgical therapies can help you get relief from your pain. Some of the most effective therapies include:


Physical therapy

Physical therapy is one of the best non-surgical therapies for pain conditions. To gain the most benefits from physical therapy, you should work with an expert who individualizes your exercise program.

Seaside Spine Specialists offers traditional physical therapy and aquatic physical therapy.


Massage therapy

Massage therapy is an ancient pain treatment that eases muscle tension and tightness. It also stimulates the release of your body’s natural painkillers and feel-good chemicals. 

Relaxation techniques

Chronic pain affects your physical and emotional well-being, increasing your stress and worsening your pain. Relaxation techniques like meditation and mindfulness can help reduce stress to improve pain and overall well-being.


Activity modifications

Dr. DAgostino may recommend modifying activities to minimize physical stress on the body that may exacerbate your pain condition. This may include no heavy lifting or strenuous physical activity. 


Interventional pain management

Interventional pain management uses injections and minimally invasive treatments to ease pain. Epidural injections and radiofrequency ablation, aka Rhizotomy, are examples of interventional pain treatments. 

If non-surgical therapies fail to relieve your pain, Dr. DAgostino may recommend minimally invasive spinal surgery, robotic spine surgery or spinal cord stimulation. When performing procedures, Dr. DAgostino uses tools and techniques that minimize body damage and provide the best outcomes.

What conditions benefit from non-surgical therapies?

Dr. DAgostino treats a wide range of pain conditions at Seaside Spine Specialists. He may recommend non-surgical therapies to treat:

  • Spinal stenosis
  • Herniated disc
  • Chronic neck or back pain
  • Sciatica
  • Pinched nerve
  • Chronic regional pain syndrome (CRPS)
  • Neuropathy
  • Compression fractures

You may also benefit from non-surgical therapies following spinal surgery to support healing and improve outcomes.

Call Seaside Spine Specialists or schedule an appointment online to learn more about non-surgical therapies for your pain.