Do you need surgery?
Nobody wants to hear surgery. Dr. Basch's philosophy as a spinal and
orthopedic surgeon is to do everything possible to avoid surgery. He will look
at conservative approaches to treatment and exhaust every avenue before
recommending surgery as the best option.
Dr. Basch finds that by doing this he forms a much deeper relationship
with patients. By getting to know a patient on a deeper level a person opens up
emotionally and gives clues as to what is truly bothering them. This allows Dr. Basch to see the entire situation and treat them as a person, not just an
injury. It may not change Dr. Basch's method of treatment, but it gives himself
and the patient a better understanding of their situation and a clearer picture
as to what to expect during their recovery period. Dr. Basch has patients from
several years ago that many surgeons would have presented surgery as their only
treatment option. With medication along with other options many have been able
to control their pain and delay or totally eliminate the need for surgery.
The truth is there are no guarantees with surgery. The surgeon's goal is
designed for a positive outcome. However it does not always work out that way.
There are injuries where its obvious surgery is the only option but there are
also many occasions where the answer is not so obvious. In these cases Dr. Basch
will refer or recommend other types of treatment such as Chiropractic, Physical
and Massage Therapy first. At the Spine and Orthopedic Center of New Jersey surgery is
always the last option.
Dr. Basch believes that in many cases
the body can heal and correct itself. The spine adjustments of a chiropractor as
well as the soft tissue manipulation of massage therapy have been known to
stimulate the body's own healing process. Once an injury or condition is
diagnosed Dr. Basch will make the recommendation that's best for you.
The Spine and Orthopedic Center of New Jersey treats numerous types of injuries
and conditions. Dr. Basch and staff will take whatever time is necessary to
explain to each patient their particular problem. For those who would like to
read up more on their problem or print out a pamphlet
Click on this link below:
Move your mouse over the area of the body you would like information on and
On the right there will be a list of all injuries and conditions for that area
of the body. Click on the one you wish to read about.
An illustrated easy to read file will open giving you detailed information on
that particular injury or condition. It is made to print out.
We hope that understanding your medical problem a little better will lower your
stress level and make for a quicker recovery.