Our Approach To Spine Care
When you are in pain, it is hard to imagine you can regain function again. Our team can intervene quickly to treat your pain through non-surgical, less invasive treatments. At the Spine Center at Miami Neuroscience Institute, you can expect:
- A focus on maintaining the lifestyle and activity level you have come to expect.
- An individualized and supportive treatment plan that can help you avoid a recurrence of your back pain.
Spine Care Resources
Our team believes in a holistic approach when treating neck & back pain. We are equipped with ample resources to guide you through your journey ahead to a pain-free life.
"I instantly had just such a warm feeling from Dr. Villoch and I needed someone. I am terrified about this and I need someone to hold my hand and I felt so comfortable with her. Christmas Eve was the first time I went to the pool down in Key Largo. I got in the pool and swam a kilometer, 40 lengths, with zero pain. Zero pain and I was thrilled."
Who benefits from this spine care program?
Whether you are experiencing an acute episode of pain, landing you in your primary care physician’s office, an emergency room or urgent care center, or have been suffering with chronic pain, we can help.
As with any condition, it’s best if our specialists see you at the first sign of back, neck or spine pain to prevent the development of a chronic condition that requires long-term pain management. At the first sign of injury or pain, we can find the source and create a comprehensive treatment plan.
If you’ve been dealing with pain for some time, we’ll assess your condition utilizing a thorough evaluation and physical examination.
"We are born with only one spine. So, the best way to take care of it is by preventing anything bad from happening to it. Try everything you can. You can be eating healthy, losing weight, being active, doing home exercises on a daily basis, or even twice or three times a day, if possible."
Excess weight is a contributor to back pain. To protect your back, it’s important to maintain a healthy body mass index (BMI) — a measurement that uses your height and weight to measure your body fat. Excess weight puts more stress on the back. For example, if you are 30 pounds overweight, it’s like carrying a 30-pound weight around all day. That can fatigue your muscles and weaken your back.
Core strengthening exercises can contribute to improved spine health. By strengthening your core, you essentially strengthening the muscles around your spine. When those muscles get weak, the more that stress goes onto the lumbar spine or the cervical spine. And that can accelerate the degeneration of discs (which can result in spinal stenosis, or the narrowing of the spinal canal). Muscle weakness also allows for arthritis to advance.
If the patient has neurological deficits, such as weakness, pain, burning, tingling down their leg, sensory loss, or reflex changes they should seek medical attention and get imaging done immediately. If the patient loses the ability to bring up their foot or ankle when walking they must get an MRI as soon as possible. If the patient is losing weight unexpectedly, having trouble sleeping, and/or experiencing fever and chills, they must seek medical attention and get imaging done immediately.