Non-Surgical Pain Management Specialist

Southern Pain and Spine

Pain Management & Interventional Spine Specialists located in Gainesville, Jasper, & Athens, GA

Non-surgical orthopedics treats chronic pain without surgery and with minimal medication use. If you’re searching for patient-centered non-surgical orthopedic care, Ankur Patel, DO, RPH, Jordan Tate, MD, MPH, and the team at Southern Pain and Spine in Gainesville, Athens, Fayetteville, and Jasper, Georgia, can assess you and create an individualized care plan based on your diagnosis. To schedule a non-surgical orthopedics treatment consultation, call Southern Pain and Spine or book an appointment online today.

Non-Surgical Pain Management Q&A

What is non-surgical orthopedics?

Non-surgical orthopedics conservatively treats musculoskeletal pain. The team at Southern Pain and Spine uses non-surgical orthopedics to treat a wide variety of pain-causing conditions and injuries after a thorough assessment.  

If you have chronic pain, it can affect all aspects of your life, including your sleep, concentration, mood, and mobility. With non-surgical orthopedics, you can reduce pain and improve your overall quality of life without the recovery time, postoperative discomfort, and potential complications of surgery. 

In most cases, the team at Southern Pain and Spine recommends or prescribes multiple non-surgical orthopedics treatment options to create an individualized, comprehensive treatment plan. You visit the office regularly for treatment updates and progress tracking. 

Which non-surgical orthopedic treatments can I get?

Southern Pain and Spine offers multiple non-surgical orthopedics treatment options to reduce your need for pain medications and surgery. Depending on your diagnosis and your pain level, they may suggest:

Physical medicine and rehabilitation

Physical medicine and rehabilitation are cornerstones of any treatment plan, surgical or non-surgical. The team at Southern Pain and Spine coaches you through movements to improve the strength and flexibility of a painful area. 

Platelet-rich plasma and stem cells

Stem cells and platelet-rich plasma (PRP) come from your body and may promote accelerated or enhanced healing while reducing pain. 

Radiofrequency ablation

Radiofrequency ablation isn’t a permanent fix, but it can offer months of pain relief. Using an X-ray device called a fluoroscope, the team guides a needle near an aggravated nerve and destroys it to temporarily stop its pain signals. When the nerve grows back, you can have radiofrequency ablation again to stop the pain.


Nerve blocks are injections that control pain, usually using a combination of local anesthesia and anti-inflammatory medication such as a corticosteroid. Other options for injections include epidural steroid injections and joint injections containing steroids. 

Spinal cord stimulation

Spinal cord stimulation involves a device planted under your skin that sends electrical impulses through electrodes and into your spine on command using a remote. These impulses inhibit pain signals to stop them before they reach your brain. 

Which conditions can benefit from non-surgical orthopedics?

Non-surgical orthopedics can treat numerous painful conditions and injuries that cause long-term pain and complications. The team at Southern Pain and Spine can construct a non-surgical orthopedic treatment plan to manage pain and discomfort from:

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Herniated disc
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Scoliosis
  • Joint injuries
  • Back injuries
  • Neck injuries

Most of these conditions respond well to non-surgical care, especially if you can commit to a healthy lifestyle outside of clinical treatment. The team at Southern Pain and Spine builds patient-centered treatment plans for these musculoskeletal pain conditions and many others. 

Schedule your consultation for non-surgical orthopedics with Southern Pain and Spine by calling the nearest office or requesting a referral online today.