Page Content Conservative Approach to Treatment "Our goal is to use non-operative treatment whenever possible for the patient's care." -Glenn Landon, M.D., F.A.A.O.S., Chief of Orthopedics The Kelsey-Seybold Spine Center treats a wide range of problems that affect the musculoskeletal system including back pain, sciatica, muscle and ligament injuries, work injuries, myofacial pain, fibromyalgia, osteoarthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, and osteoporosis. Kelsey-Seybold specialists diagnose injuries and problems of the musculoskeletal system by conducting a thorough physical exam and taking a detailed history of the patient. Diagnostic testing may include laboratory testing, X-rays, electromyography (EMG, which accesses the health of muscles and the nerve cells that control them), CT scan (if a bone problem is suspected), a bone scan (if a malignancy or small fracture is suspected, or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI, if surgery is being considered). Treatment is a multifaceted approach that may include one or more of the following:MedicationPhysical therapy (exercise, ultrasound, heat, ice, massage)BracingYogaChiropractic care, including acupunctureTrigger point injectionsWhen surgery is the only option, the Kelsey- Seybold Spine Center has highly qualified neurosurgeons available to perform surgery when evidence-based medicine has shown it will benefit the patient.