patient options

What If I Do Not Need Surgery?

Most back and neck problems do not require surgery.  It is important to utilize proper non-operative treatment techniques to give patients the opportunity to improve without surgery.

Treatment options include:

  • Supervised structured physical therapy
  • Strengthening program
  • Manual therapy
  • Water therapy
  • McKenzie exercise program
  • Epidural steroid injections
  • Nerve blocks

*Dr. McDonough works closely with sophisticated non-operative spine physicians, and chiropractors in Abilene who provide cutting edge injections, physical therapy, and supervise non-operative care.  Dr. McDonough will provide referral when these services are necessary for your individualized treatment program.