Non-Surgical Spine Treatment

Back and neck pain are two of the most common medical problems in the United States. When either of these pain areas start to hold you back from experiencing the fullness of life, Hilton Head Regional Healthcare's wide range of nonsurgical spine care can help.

Your Community Partner in Non-Surgical Spine Care in the Lowcountry

Let's help get you back in motion with experienced and compassionate care at Hilton Head Regional Healthcare. We offer comprehensive nonsurgical spine care for back and neck problems to help improve or relieve you pain. Our experienced spine surgeons can also perform minimally invasive robotic-assisted procedures when conventional treatment options do not give you relief.

Each person experiences back or neck pain differently. Our extensive network of healthcare providers will partner with you to map out an individualized treatment plan specific to your needs. Our spine care team will help ensure seamless care coordination for various neurovascular, neuro-oncology and spinal conditions.

Hilton Head Regional Healthcare offers nonsurgical treatment for back or neck pain, including:

  • Biofeedback, medication, transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation and counseling to manage chronic pain
  • Epidural steroid injections, cortisone steroid injections, facet joint injections and injections to the nerve root sacroiliac
  • Physical therapy, including stretching and low-impact aerobic exercise

How's your back or neck today? Let's discuss how we can help you feel better. Fill out our request referral form, and we'll connect you to our dedicated staff to provide helpful information about our doctors and assist you in making an appointment.

Can Back or Neck Pain be Cured Without Surgery?

Anyone can have back or neck pain. These types of pain can result from an accident, such as a fall or lifting heavy objects, or it can develop over time due to age-related degenerative disease. Inflammatory diseases, such as arthritis of the spine or other medical conditions, can also cause back or neck pain.

Back and neck pain range from a dull, constant ache to sudden, sharp pain. Healthcare providers categorize back or neck pain in the following ways:

  • Acute pain - occurs suddenly and usually lasts a few days to a few weeks
  • Subacute pain - happens suddenly or over time and usually lasts between four to 12 weeks
  • Chronic pain - can come on quickly or slowly and may last longer than 12 weeks

Most back or neck pain goes away on its own or through nonsurgical treatment. Taking over-the-counter pain relievers, home remedies and lifestyle changes can help relieve the symptoms. Treatment for back or neck pain depends on what kind of pain you have and what's causing it. Getting medical attention right away if you have pain following an accident or injury is essential.

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What Is the Most Common Non-Surgical Treatment for Back or Neck Pain?

Surgery is not always necessary. Your doctor will only consider surgery when all non-surgical spine treatments have been exhausted. Back or neck pain differs from one person to another, so there's no single treatment that works for everyone. The following are some of the nonsurgical treatments for back or neck pain to consider:


  • Over-the-counter pain relievers
  • Oral anti-inflammatory drugs
  • Muscle relaxants
  • Anti-inflammatory or numbing injections

Other treatments

  • A cold pack to relieve pain and a hot pack to increase blood flow and promote healing in the muscles and tissues of the neck or back
  • Physical therapy to strengthen muscles that support the neck or back and minimize pain
  • Spine manipulation to adjust and massage the spine and muscles
  • Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation
  • Acupuncture

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How to Prevent Back or Neck Pain

You can take steps to improve your spine health if you're living with back or neck pain.

The following are some recommendations to make it easier for you to manage your pain and recover:

  • Include exercises gradually in your routine. Ask your doctor what activities are best for you and what exercises you should avoid.
  • Get up, move around and switch positions frequently if you're sitting for a prolonged period.
  • Wear comfortable shoes with a low heel and arch support.
  • Add back support when driving long distances and make frequent stops to stand up and walk around.
  • Place a small pillow between your knees when you sleep on your side. If you tend to sleep on your back, place a pillow under your knees.
  • Avoid carrying heavy objects.

Adding more movement to your daily activities is one of the best ways to prevent back or neck pain. The following are other measures you can take to help you have a healthy spine:

  • Add exercises that keep your back muscles strong in your routines, such as tai chi and yoga or weight-bearing exercises that promote balance and strength to decrease your risk of falling and injuring your back.
  • Include enough calcium and vitamin D in your diet to keep your spine strong.
  • Keep a healthy weight to avoid putting unnecessary stress on your back or neck.
  • Use your leg and abdominal muscles instead of your back when lifting heavy items.

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Why Choose Hilton Head Regional Healthcare for Your Spine Health?

It is common to experience back or neck pain at some point in our lives. However, back or neck pain may also result from an injury or develop as a person ages for some people. Persistent back or neck pain can be challenging for healthcare providers to treat, but it may be possible to treat back pain without surgery.

Count on Hilton Head Regional Healthcare to provide compassionate and personalized care for people with back or neck pain, especially those who require lifelong pain management and rehabilitation therapy. Our experienced spine care team will work with you to develop a treatment plan, including making timely appointments and referring you to additional doctors, should they be required.

Hilton Head Regional Healthcare offers:

  • Globus ExcelsiusGPS™ robotic-assisted spine surgery
  • Experienced spine care services with over 100 spinal procedures performed annually
  • Pain management
  • Comprehensive rehabilitation program

Watch this short video to learn how Hilton Head Regional Healthcare can help you navigate your journey to feeling better.

Insurances Accepted and Payment Plan Options

Taking charge of your spine health requires making important healthcare decisions. At Hilton Head Regional Healthcare, we will provide you with all the information you need upfront, including financial obligations, so you can begin your journey to feeling better.

If you've been putting off treatment or procedure, we offer flexible payment plans and convenient bill payment options to help you and your family pay the costs of your hospital visit. Our payment plans are available for most treatments and procedures, including back procedures. Please call 833-850-5053 or watch this video to get more details about our payment plan options.

We accept various insurance plans to help you access quality and compassionate care. Check out our list of partner insurance providers here or call 843-689-8212. For questions about your coverage, please contact your insurance provider directly.

Visit our patient financial resources page to learn more about our insurance, billing, payment plans, pricing information and estimates.

Find a Non Surgical Spine Doctor in the Lowcountry

Most back or neck pain goes away on its own, but your doctor may recommend lifelong pain management or rehabilitation therapy if you have chronic back or neck pain. Let's help you get back to a more active lifestyle with less pain. Count on the experienced spine care team at Hilton Head Regional Healthcare to provide non-surgical spine treatment. We commit to providing compassionate care combined with advanced technology and procedures.

Now is a good time to see a back and spine doctor for your chronic back or neck pain. Let's get in touch and help find ways to make you feel better. Please call 833-383-3744 or find a non surgical spine doctor here near your location.

If it's an emergency, please call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.