Dr. Richard Rhim of Active Orthopedics & Sports Medicine LLC Offers a Variety of Back Pain Treatment
Dr. Rhim advocates nonsurgical and minimally invasive techniques for the treatment of back and spine issues
Westwood, NJ (I-Newswire) September 28, 2013 - Back pain is a common problem that can often become painful, and irritating. Over time, back pain may become debilitating, leading to disruptions in daily activities. Dr. Richard Rhim, of New Jersey-based Active Orthopedics & Sports Medicine LLC, offers his patients a variety of treatments for health issues related to back pains.
"Many patients will brush off back pain, believing it is not that serious," says Dr. Rhim, "While some pain may subside on its own, back pain that does not fade on its own indicates a larger problem with the spine. Back pain itself is not a diagnosis, and further medical problems can develop as a result of ongoing back pain that is left ignored. If you have recurring back pain, speaking with a doctor may be necessary." Some serious conditions which can develop as a result of mild or severe back pain include herniated discs, facet joint syndrome, fractures, and degenerative disc disease.
"Treatment will vary by patient, so a comprehensive plan will be created for each patient," says Dr. Rhim, "I always like to first explore nonsurgical treatments with my patients before we ever speak about surgery." Nonsurgical methods of treatment may include physical therapy, steroid injections, anti-inflammatory medications, and exercise. Dr. Rhim also makes certain that all of his patients receive educational information on how they can avoid similar injuries, or pain, in the future.
"In many cases, patients will not need surgery. When patients do not have success with nonsurgical methods, it may become necessary," Dr. Rhim explains, "In such cases, I will speak with my patients about the many advances in minimally invasive surgery, and how they may benefit from such a procedure." Unlike traditional open surgery, minimally invasive spine surgery treats back and spine issues with less injury to the muscles. It also allows the surgeon to pinpoint the exact location of a problem in the spine that needs to be corrected. The procedure is also noted for leaving the patient with fewer incision marks.
If you are experiencing severe, chronic back pain, Dr. Rhim recommends scheduling an appointment with a board certified medical professional. Dr. Rhim offers a wide array of treatment options, and works with his patients to develop a personalized treatment plan for optimal results.
About Dr. Rhim
Dr. Richard Rhim is a highly respected spine surgeon in New Jersey.
Board certified and fellowship trained, Dr. Rhim received his medical degree from New York University School of Medicine. Completing his orthopedic surgery residency at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, Dr. Rhim went on to train at a combined orthopedic and neurosurgical spine fellowship at New England Baptist Hospital in Boston.
Dr. Rhim specializes in spinal reconstructive surgery utilizing the latest minimally-invasive and microsurgical techniques as well as traditional open surgery, where appropriate.
Practicing at Active Orthopedics & Sports Medicine, Dr. Rhim can be reached at (201) 358-0707 in Westwood, (201) 343-2277 in Hackensack, or at http://www.activeorthopedic.com/
About Active Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine
Active Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine
Michael L. Gross
390 Old Hook Rd.
Phone : 201-358-0707
Published in:Health & Fitness
Published On:September 28, 2013
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