Treatment Process

Only with an accurate diagnosis of your joint, neck or back pain can we determine the best way to help you manage it; whether that’s through interventional pain management, fitness, physical therapy and rehabilitation, or surgery. Before we ever discuss your treatment options, we listen as you describe your pain.

Pain relief, in every way

From the front desk to the exam room, from your first visit through recovery, we make sure your care provides pain relief, in every way possible. You can even complete your medical forms and medical history before your visit.

Comprehensive Examination

Just because your pain is in your back, neck or hip, doesn’t mean it starts there. Dr. Hamilton takes the time to discuss your medical history, examine your symptoms and determine the true source of your pain.

Advanced Diagnostics

Dr. Hamilton uses advanced diagnostics, including therapeutic nerve blocks, X-rays, MRI and CT scans, as well as bone scans to uncover the causes of your:

  • Back and neck pain
  • Joint pain, including hand, wrist, elbow and shoulder pain
  • Knee pain and injury
  • Foot, ankle and hip pain
  • Disc bulges, protrusions and extrusions
  • Back and neck pain that failed to respond to surgery

Orthopedic / Neurological Test

Your physical exam includes orthopedic and neurological tests to measure your strength, mobility, range of motion, reflexes and sensations.

Treatment

When appropriate, Dr. Hamilton uses minimally invasive techniques or intervention pain management, to restore function, manage pain, prepare you for other therapies and even avoid surgery.

Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation

Patients usually start comprehensive physical therapy programs after Dr. Hamilton completes your initial pain management.

Your Medical Care Team

Dr. Hamilton works closely with many primary care physicians, neurosurgeons, orthopedic spine surgeons, physical therapists and chiropractors to manage your pain.

Duration of Treatment

On average, patients with back or neck pain are under Dr. Hamilton’s care for three months. This includes your initial visit, treatment and rehabilitation. Elderly patients may be monitored two to three times over the course of the year.