We start by going over all the nonsurgical ways to help your problem, such as:
- Losing weight
- Quitting smoking
- Exercising or physical movement
Some people may find physical therapy or acupuncture reduces pain and helps bring back movement to the affected area.
We always try to find the least invasive treatment plan or the one that requires no surgery or the simplest surgery possible. Most people don't need surgery. If your quality of life continues to be affected after nonsurgical treatment, surgery may be the best choice.