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From conservative, non-surgical pain management options to the latest and most advanced surgical techniques available anywhere, Tulsa Pain Doctor Dr. Parchuri offers you an unsurpassed, comprehensive array of spine services to restore your mobility and ease your pain. At Tulsa Pain Doctor, you get direct access to world-class spine surgeons and the best of today’s most advanced technology. Our surgical suites are equipped with the latest diagnostic imaging technology and innovative surgical tools for precise operations. You’ll receive superior medical care from every member of your spine-services team who guide you through your rehabilitation and recovery. Whether your issues are affecting your neck, mid-back or lower back, you’ll find Dr. Kris Parchuri is devoted to restoring your functionality and returning you to your active life.

Back and neck pain can severely limit your freedom of movement, and even disrupt your entire quality of life. If it hurts to turn your head, stand up, or get in and out of the car, the caring experts a can restore your mobility and return you to living your life, pain-free. Our dedicated spine specialists can design a customized treatment plan for providing exceptional care for your specific area of back pain, neck pain, or other spinal conditions. Our team of highly skilled medical professionals provide a comprehensive range of options, including conservative non-surgical approaches and pain management techniques. If your pain is severe or debilitating, we offer today’s most advanced minimally invasive surgical options for restoring functions impaired by any kind of back pain, disease or spinal injury.

1. See a family or primary care physician for an examination and a treatment plan.
Research shows that appropriate use of ice packs, heat packs, and over-the-counter pain relief medications and staying active, such as walking and gentle movements, will help you recover within six weeks.

2. If you are not better within six weeks, physical therapy is the next best step.
A physician can prescribe physical therapy and may order an X-ray or other imaging tests. In most cases these imaging tests are not required as research has shown physical therapy for the 4-6 weeks helps most people recover.

3. If you are not better within three months after a course of physical therapy, the family physician will order an imaging study such as CT or MRI.
Depending on the imaging study results, more physical therapy may be ordered or a referral may be given to a spine specialist. Many people who undergo imaging tests become frightened by results that they have a herniated or bulging disc. Even people who feel great may have these disc conditions, so a herniated or bulging disc itself is not a sign of danger or the need for surgery.

The Backbone of Good Health

This Content Was Written For Your Tulsa Pain Doctor, Dr. Kris Parchuri

Spinal care comprises the backbone of good neurological health. Although most people will develop some degree of cervical, thoracic or lumbar spine arthritis as they age, a percentage will develop associated pain. For patients requiring advanced treatments for spinal pain, we offer the latest techniques including vertebroplasty for osteoporotic fractures and artificial discs for degenerative disc disease. Dr. Kris Parchuri D.O. and his team here at Tulsa Spine Surgery can provide you with some of the top orthopedic services in Tulsa, Oklahoma. We believe in connecting with every patient and focusing on getting them back to normal and pain-free. Call today to set up a consultation for your Tulsa Spine Surgery needs. Our number is 539-664-4448 and you can reach us online any time on our website.

Minimally invasive spine surgery is surgery performed using the least invasive techniques and minimal incisions possible to access the spine. This can involve special instruments and implants designed to be delivered through that least invasive opening. Traditional spine surgery involves long, deep cuts through muscles, which can leave long scars and require an extended amount of healing time. In minimally invasive spine surgery, a small incision is made. A series of tubular dilators is then inserted in order to widen the opening to grant Dr. Kris Parchuri D.O. access to the area with minimal damage to muscle tissue. Dr. Kris Parchuri D.O. then works through the tubes, using special tools to perform the surgery. Because the muscle tissue is spread apart, it is able to close back after surgery is complete. This means less scarring and a faster recovery time than traditional spine surgery.

The benefits to minimally invasive spine surgery are numerous. By working through a smaller incision, pain and blood loss are reduced, as well as tissue and muscle damage. Patients may have a shorter hospital stay than with traditional spine surgery, as well as less need for post-operative narcotics. Because musculature damage is reduced, pain and recovery time are cut down, so the patient can get back to living life sooner, rather than later. Depending on the procedure, patients can leave the hospital in as little as 1-2 days. Dr. Kris Parchuri D.O. will always advise you on the length of your stay and walk you through the recovery process. We believe that not only giving you a pain-free life is important, but you should also be able to recover as quickly as possible and get back to that life.

Every person is unique, and so is their spine. We always try and meet with our patients on an individual basis. This allows us to come up with a custom fit approach to your spine care needs. We will then execute a plan of action that will get you back to feeling good again and living a life without all of the chronic pain.