Welcome to Taconic Spine: Specializing in the care of back and neck pain
Vermont is home to the Taconic Mountain Range, as it is home to Taconic Spine — a spine center that is a more convenient alternative for patients from across Vermont, including the cities of Manchester, Bennington, and Rutland. Taconic Spine combines the expertise of Dr. Rob Giering, a fellowship-trained specialist in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation and a team of affiliated spine physical therapists. Taconic Spine emphasizes nonsurgical treatment options in advance of spine surgery including spinal injections that many times can provide pain relief without the need for spine surgery. If spine surgery is needed, Taconic Spine has access to spine surgeons who are experienced with the most advanced minimally invasive spine surgery techniques.
You might be surprised to learn that 80 percent of the time, back and neck pain is simply a result of strain or soft tissue injury. Click here to learn about the different conditions related to neck and back pain and how to relieve symptoms through treatment.
The vast majority of back problems improve on their own or with nonsurgical treatment. There are a few warning signs, however, that may indicate serious spinal problems. Weakness or numbness in a leg or arm, especially if it is severe—and it is getting worse—also points to nerve damage. Nerve damage associated with these symptoms can be permanent if not treated immediately. Numbness, pain or tingling that radiates into the arm or leg is also a source for concern and should be seen within a few days by a spine specialist.
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The vast majority of back problems improve on their own or with nonsurgical treatment. There are a few warning signs, however, that may indicate serious spinal problems. Please take a moment to view frequently asked questions that can help you understand pain symptoms.
Robert W. Giering, MD Board Certified PM&R
Fellowship trained in Pain Management
Dr. Rob Giering specializes in developing non-surgical treatment options for back and neck pain patients, including the use of customized spine therapy techniques and spinal injections that relieve inflammation around nerve roots. These injections enable many patients to resolve their symptoms without the need for surgery. Click here to learn more.
Taconic Spine emphasizes activity as the key to relief from back and neck pain. The Vermont spine center mails out a free 36-page Home Remedy Book for back pain and neck pain with pain-relieving stretches that can be done on the living room rug while watching TV. These customized exercises make the back stronger, more flexible and resistant to injury. Click here to learn more.
New minimally invasive spine surgery tools and techniques used by the spine surgeon at Taconic Spine in Vermont reduces the length of the incision and enables the person to go home quicker and have a less painful recovery.