Non-Surgical Spine Care

Santa Cruz Osteopathic

Richard Bernstein, D.O.

Osteopathic Physician specializing in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation located in Capitola, CA

If you’re searching for spinal pain relief but can’t face the idea of surgery, there’s an option you might not know about. At Santa Cruz Osteopathic, skilled osteopathic physician Richard Bernstein, D.O., offers innovative non-surgical spine care treatments that help you heal from the inside, giving you lasting pain relief. Call the Capitola, California, office or book an appointment online today.

Non-Surgical Spine Care Q & A

Why choose non-surgical spine care?

There are many reasons to opt for non-surgical spine care instead of surgery for spinal pain. First, surgery is invasive, requiring anesthesia, incisions, and often a hospital stay. Surgery recovery can be long and arduous. In some cases, surgical correction doesn’t even solve the underlying problem that caused your pain. 

With non-surgical spine care at Santa Cruz Osteopathic, Dr. Bernstein takes the most natural approach possible. He helps you enhance and activate your body’s innate potential for self-healing through a series of carefully chosen cutting-edge treatments. 

What does non-surgical spine care encompass?

Non-surgical spine care at Santa Cruz Osteopathic often includes the following treatments. 

Osteopathic Manual Medicine

Osteopathic Manual Medicine is a treatment approach that includes hands-on body manipulation to encourage healing. Dr. Bernstein uses a variety of movements, including stretching, minor pressure, and resistance, to help you recover your range of motion and build up strength as you heal. 

This reduces pain and improves your recovery dramatically, especially in combination with other non-surgical spine care treatments. Dr. Bernstein chooses each Osteopathic Manual Medicine movement carefully, always considering your whole-body function and wellness. 

Regenerative medicine

Regenerative medicine at Santa Cruz Osteopathic includes mesenchymal stem cell treatments that boost your cellular regeneration rate. Regenerative medicine treatments can help you repair spine damage, such as damaged discs, at a greatly accelerated rate. 

By creating the new cells you need for healing so rapidly, you can greatly reduce recovery time. Regenerative medicine also lessens inflammation as you heal, which means significant pain relief. 

Spinal decompression therapy

SpineMED® spinal decompression therapy is a powerful noninvasive treatment for spine pain caused by degenerative disc disease, bulging discs, herniated discs, sciatica, spinal stenosis, facet syndrome, radiculopathy, and other conditions. 

In this treatment, Dr. Bernstein controls a state-of-the-art computerized system to precisely shift the area of your spine causing pain. This relieves pressure in your spinal discs and encourages natural healing and pain relief.

Therapeutic exercise

Dr. Bernstein gives you a therapeutic exercise regimen specially designed to improve strength and function while avoiding the risk of reinjury. 

With the combination approach, you can relieve your spine pain and even improve your whole-body function. There’s no need for surgery when you can get relief the natural way at Santa Cruz Osteopathic.

How long does my spine pain treatment last?

It varies by patient and need, but many patients get the best results from a series of consecutive treatments with rest on the weekends. 

For example, you may have daily SpineMED decompression sessions, followed by other noninvasive treatments, and then rest on the weekend. Many patients achieve significant relief after 20 sessions.

For non-surgical spine pain help, call Santa Cruz Osteopathic or book an appointment online today.