3505 Richville Road
Manchester Center, VT 05255
Phone: (802) 366-1144
Taconic Spine - A Vermont spine center for back and neck pain
Taconic Spine is a spine center, with a home office in Manchester, along with patient consultation in Bennington and Rutland. The spine center combines the expertise of Dr. Rob Giering, a fellowship-trained specialist in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation.
Taconic Spine is affiliated with spine-trained therapists who have advanced training in back pain and neck pain. Our goal is to emphasize non-surgical treatment options as well as spine surgery capabilities to help the back or neck pain sufferer avoid the hassle and inconvenience of multiple referrals around town, delayed care, or fragmented and biased treatments.
A nonsurgical approach to back and neck pain
What makes our spine center unique is its emphasis on a non-surgical approach to back and neck problems. Taconic Spine includes Dr. Robert Giering, a fellowship-trained Physical Medicine physician who specializes in the non-surgical treatment of back and neck pain. PM&R physicians are often able to help many patients resolve their back or neck pain symptoms without the need for spine surgery.
However, sometimes, spine surgery may be unavoidable. This may occur because symptoms of radiating pain have not responded to non-surgical treatment options like injection therapy or customized spine physical therapy. In other cases, some symptoms like weakness or numbness in a leg or hand, or loss of control of bowel or bladder, represent emergency symptoms where back or neck surgery must be done quickly to prevent permanent paralysis of the nerves that relate to these muscles or extremities.
When spine surgery is necessary
If you’ve been told you need spine surgery, the most important next step is to get a second opinion. That’s because in many cases, there can be non-surgical treatment options like pain-relieving spinal injections or spine specialized therapy that can relieve the symptoms of a herniated disc — all without the need for spine surgery.
Dr. Giering can provide a second opinion for cases involving herniated discs, spinal fractures, stenosis, degenerative disc disease and spinal tumor. If surgery is necessary, Dr. Giering can refer the patient to spine surgeons who are proficient in your particular spine problem.
Pain relief through a focus on function
Pain is a signal from the body to the brain that something is wrong. Either the back is too weak, too inflexible, something lifted was too heavy or the wrong body mechanics were used. And, unfortunately, those doctors who focus exclusively on pain symptoms often recommend a course of treatment that is the exact opposite of what the individual needs to recover from the back problem.
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Our spine center offices serve all of Vermont, including the communities of Burlington, Bennington, Rutland, Manchester, Barre, and Montpelier, upper New York state including Saratoga Springs and Queensbury, New Hampshire and Massachusetts.
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