Here at Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery Institute, we believe that surgery should only be considered once all “non operative” measures have been taken to try and treat your pathology. More often than not, acute spine pain is self limited, resolving over time, but often requiring the aide of some conservative measures. We take your personal history and diagnosis into account when deciding which non-operative method may be suitable in getting you back towards a pain free life. At MISSI we are affiliated with some of the best practitioners in the following fields:

Physical Therapy

In general, the goals of physical therapy is to decrease back pain via multiple exercises, core strengthening, stretching, heat / cold therapy and TENS unit stimulation. This combination of modalities can increase function and decrease pain while providing education on a maintenance program to prevent further recurrences.

Chiropractic Manipulation

This approach to conservative spinal treatment focuses on manipulative adjustments of misalignments of the joints, especially those of the spinal column, which are held to cause other disorders by affecting the nerves, muscles, and organs.


A less aggressive means of easing tension in and around the spinal musculature. Given that the majority of acute back pain incidences are related to musculoskeletal inflammation and irritation, this therapy provides a gentle means of decreasing the muscle spasms and adhesions which may be causing the pain. Also useful for reducing stress induced spine strain.


One of the main forms of treatment in traditional Chinese medicine, involving the use of sharp, thin needles that are inserted in the body at very specific points. This process is believed to adjust and alter the body’s energy flow into healthier patterns, and is used to treat a wide variety of illnesses and health conditions. The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends acupuncture as an effective treatment for many specific medical problems. It is an effective and low-cost treatment for headaches and chronic pain, associated with problems like back injuries and arthritis.

Harmonial Therapy

A new, cutting edge therapy directed toward a system and method utilizing a biofeedback mediated  from color, sound and aroma. The visual, auditory, and aromatic stimulation is intended to alleviate stress and/or anxiety by relaxing and stimulating the brain, thereby correcting any neurophysical imbalances.

Pain Management

A specialty of medicine focused on non-invasive and or medical treatment of pain, acute and chronic. Our associated Pain Management Physicians are experts in spine injections such as epidural steroid injections, medial branch nerve blocks, radiofrequency ablation, targeted nerve root stimulation and diagnostic nerve blocking.