Spinal Disorders: Pain Management

Claudia Hogdson, Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner with Miami Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Institute, explains to manage the pain sometimes they give them narcotics. But, they try to stay away because that is not focusing on the main problem.

“If we’re talking about the lumbar spine, we’ll also give them a brace just to be able to have them offload the pressure from their spine and be able to have some rest. But we’re constantly targeting them to have a healthy lifestyle, healthy back, healthy muscles doing the job that they need to do.”

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