Most patients want to avoid surgery at all costs, and consider it only after all other options have been exhausted. But for some patients, surgery isn’t an option at all. In these situations patients are often concerned that they will never be able to relieve their pain without surgical intervention. In this article we are going to talk about some methods for reducing your pain if you have been denied surgery.
There are several reasons why a patient may be denied surgery. Perhaps the most common reason for denial is the patient’s age. With many surgical procedures, elderly patients are at an increased risk for infection and other negative side effects. Another common reason is the existence of pre-existing conditions that may prevent a successful procedure.
Keep in mind that all this depends heavily on the specific procedure and the patient’s unique circumstances. You should always talk with your physician about the circumstances surrounding your treatment.
Being denied surgery is not the end of the world. Even if it seems that you’ve tried every possible treatment under the sun, there are still options available to you. Sometimes it just requires the assistance of a skilled pain management doctor who can work with you to create a treatment approach that fits your needs. There are so many different combinations of treatments that there are almost always new options available to you. For example, if you’ve tried injections before, another type of injection may work better. All of this hinges on the talents of a physical medicine physician to work with you through this process.
The physical medicine doctors at Advanced Spine & Pain Clinics of MN are experts in all types of pain management solutions. Our physicians can fully diagnose your condition or injury and recommend options for treatment, whether that be functional medicine options like ketamine therapy or regenerative techniques like PRP therapy, medications or other injection therapies. If you have been denied surgery, contact us today to set up your appointment and learn how to conquer your pain without going under the knife.