Spine & Joint Care Specialist

Morris Medical Center

Weight Loss Physician & General Practitioner located in Fort Myers, FL & LaBelle, FL

Whether your issues are acute or chronic, severe or mildly persistent, issues that don't subside after the normal healing process can interfere with your ability to function. At Morris Medical Center in Fort Myers and LaBelle, Florida, Dr. Dareld Morris and his team provide compassionate and comprehensive services to reduce pain, promote coping strategies, and improve the quality of your life.

Spine & Joint Care Q & A

What is Spine & Joint Care?

For many people living with spine & joint issues, finding relief can be a challenge that involves a lot of trial and error. Spine & joint care is a multidisciplinary approach to joint relief that includes managing your issues as well as addressing its source. Rather than relying on a pill to numb or suppress the problem, spine & joint care uses various innovative techniques to cut straight to the root of your problem. Spine & joint care is used to treat many conditions, including:

  • Chronic headaches
  • Chronic mouth and face issues
  • Low back issues
  • Neck issues
  • Muscle or bone issues
  • Joint issues
  • Pelvic and abdominal issues
  • Complex regional issues
  • Myofascial issues
  • Post-surgical issues
  • Post-traumatic syndrome issues
  • Cancer-related issues

What are the techniques for Spine & Joint Care?

Interventional procedures might include a diagnostic nerve block to help locate the central problem and guide treatment. The doctor may utilize spinal cord manipulation or stimulation, the introduction of an intraspinal drug delivery system, or radiofrequency ablation, a procedure designed to stop a nerve from working for a long time. Spine & joint care for chronic issues frequently involves an injection of an anesthetic medicine or a steroid around the nerves, tendons, joints, or muscles. Common injections include epidural steroid injections, which send steroids directly to the inflamed nerve root, facet joint injections to relieve back problems, and injections that target a single nerve. Most patients only need 2-3 injections to experience maximum benefit.

What are the benefits of this approach?

Although the primary goal of spine & joint care is to minimize your issue so that you can maximize your quality of life, it’s also designed to help you identify its root cause, and determine if something can be done to heal the problem at its source. Spine & joint care is therapeutic in nature, and they’re intended to help patients avoid surgery and get relief of their issue without pills. Following a proper diagnosis and the development of a precise treatment plan, these techniques can help reduce the severity of your problem and the amount of time you experience it, help you learn new coping skills, and boost your ability to function in daily life. Spine & joint care techniques can also help you rehabilitate your body, sleep better at night, and overcome feelings of isolation, anxiety, or depression.