What you can do?

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. You can help prevent injuries from occurring by warming up properly, stretching, and knowing your limits before engaging in physical activity. Making healthful choices can also help you stay active and injury-free for a lifetime.

Unfortunately, some injuries are unavoidable. When they occur, a trained physiatrist is the right choice for treatment. Dr. Dwight Lin involves his patients in the treatment process by discussing and explaining the diagnosis and treatment options, an approach that he believes is essential to the rehabilitative process.

The good news is that, statistically speaking, most back injuries don’t require surgery. However, there are conditions for which surgery is the only solution. If surgery is necessary, we have close relationships with the best specialists in Hawaii.

Which injuries have non-operative treatments?

Some of the common injuries that respond to non-operative treatment include:

Back pain. that is caused by intervertebral disk injury, arthritis, and muscle strains and sprains, Sciatica which is typically due to a pinched nerve or Radiculopathy (where the root area of one or more nerves is affected and does not function properly, causing pain, tingling, numbness, or weakness, difficulty controlling specific muscles), Spinal Stenosis caused by the narrowing of the spinal canal and compression of the spinal cord and nerves, symptoms can be low back pain and pain or abnormal sensation in the legs, thighs, feet, or buttocks, and neck and shoulder pain which call for a thorough exam and evaluation, as each area requires very different treatment.