Spinal Injury Assessment
We evaluate and treat all types of spinal injuries. These range from acute strains, recurrent spasms, and whiplash injuries to chronic pain due to disc problems, joint problems, and spinal nerve root problems. We perform the initial evaluation, order and review necessary imaging studies, and recommend treatments with the individual patient’s needs in mind. Dr. Scott treats patients with the goal of keeping each person as active as possible. Many times treatment simply involves education regarding the injury and appropriate exercise and activities. Other times it involves therapeutic intervention. Treatments often include diagnostic injections to help determine where the pain is coming from and therapeutic injections to treat pain in the problem.
Dr. Scott is fellowship-trained and board-certified to complete spinal injections, such as facet blocks, epidural steroid injections, nerve root blocks, and radiofrequency ablation procedures. Dr. Scott is especially interested in differentiating less common painful conditions that are often mistaken for spinal disorders. Shoulder problems are often confused with neck problems and hip problems are often confused with low back problems. Take the time necessary to determine which is the source of pain and limitations and to treat the injury appropriately.