Non-Surgical Treatments Specialist

Orange County Spine and Sports Physicians

Vivek Babaria, DO, FAAPMR

Sports Medicine, Pain Management & Interventional Spine Specialist located in Newport Beach, CA

When you have debilitating pain, it’s only natural to want to avoid a surgical procedure that could cause even more downtime. At Orange County Spine and Sports Physicians, the premier team of pain management experts, including Vivek Babaria, DO, FAAPMR, offers a wide range of nonsurgical treatments, like pain injections and regenerative medicine, that can help you get back to life without lengthy downtime. Servicing the areas of Newport Beach, Costa Mesa, Irvine, Anaheim, and Long Beach, California, so call or click request appointment today.

Non-Surgical Treatments Q&A

What are nonsurgical treatments?

Nonsurgical treatments encompass far more than you might imagine. While it’s true that oral medication is a nonsurgical treatment, that’s just one option. Nonsurgical treatments can include any procedure that doesn’t require general anesthesia, large incisions, and extended recovery time. 

Nonsurgical treatments can address acute and chronic pain, mobility issues, and many other problems caused by injury or age-related degenerative disease. 

At Orange County Spine and Sports Physicians, the team of pain management and rehabilitation professionals believes in not only effective symptom management but also true rehabilitation. They commonly prescribe a combination of nonsurgical treatments to maximize your recovery.

What types of nonsurgical treatments are available?

The extensive list of nonsurgical treatment options at Orange County Spine and Sports Physicians includes:

  • Osteopathic manipulation
  • Physical therapy
  • Trigger point injections
  • Epidural injections
  • Nerve blocks
  • Sympathetic nerve blocks
  • Facet joint injections
  • Sacroiliac joint injections
  • Radiofrequency ablation
  • Spinal cord stimulation (SCS)
  • Dorsal root ganglion (DRG) stimulation
  • Indirect spinal decompression (Superion® by Vertiflex™)
  • Regenerative medicine: Stem cells and platelet-rich plasma (PRP)
  • Vertebral augmentation: Kyphoplasty and vertebroplasty
  • Tendon cleaning procedures: Nonsurgical tenotomy

With all of these treatments, the team guides you through not only the procedure but also the recovery period as you heal. You receive a customized post-procedure rehab protocol, working hand-in-hand with your physician and therapist to achieve the very best results.  

How do nonsurgical treatments work?

Every treatment protocol can be slightly different based on your needs, but the team performs all nonsurgical treatments on-site in their comfortable state-of-the-art facility. Treatment precision is extremely important in achieving the best outcomes, so the team assures this in two ways.

Your pre-procedure evaluation

Your pre-procedure appointment includes a physical exam and symptom evaluation, along with diagnostic imaging. Determining the exact reason for your pain, and the specific place where it originates, may require several imaging tests. This precise approach pays off during your treatment.

Your procedure

During your procedure, the team uses the specific information from your diagnostic tests to correct your issue at the source. To ensure optimal accuracy, the specialists use ultrasound and X-ray guidance as they administer injections, PRP therapy, spine procedures, and tendon cleaning procedures. 

After your procedure, you need only a brief resting period before you can return home. Because you don’t need general anesthesia or surgical incisions, there’s no prolonged recovery. 

Nonsurgical treatments may resolve many chronic and acute conditions, from sports injuries to arthritis and beyond. Call the Orange County Spine and Sports Physicians office near you or use the online booking tool to arrange a consultation now.