Treatment Options

Dan McGuire, M.D. has been providing adult spinal care for 25 years. He specializes in providing operative and non-operative care to patients with problems of the cervical, thoracic or lumbar spine.

Statistics would suggest that at least 80 to 90% of adult Americans will experience back problems as they go through life. Perhaps as many as 50% of them will experience a yearly episode of back pain. It is unfortunately estimated that upwards of 15 to 20% of the population struggles with back pain on a daily basis.

Back problems are very complex. The anatomy of the spine is equally complex. You use your spine every day for everything, from everyday actions like sitting down to strenuous activities like moving boxes. Regardless of your age, activity level or job, spinal problems will unfortunately affect virtually every asset of your life.

Dr. McGuire received in-depth training in spine problems more than 25 years ago, and was present during the introduction of new surgical techniques that are relied upon today. This breadth of experience and his dedication to staying on the cutting edge makes him an extremely well-versed spinal specialist. He has performed nearly every spine operation that has been conceived over the past two-and-a-half decades, and is committed to staying up to date with the latest options to ensure patients under his care have access to the treatments that are right for their specific issues.

Invasive Treatment Isn’t Always the Answer

Dr. McGuire’s experience has also taught him that surgery is not always the only or best option for many people suffering from spinal issues. Highly effective, non-invasive options have become more prevalent over the past 10 years, which is why Dr. McGuire has refocused his practice with an emphasis on really getting to the root of the spinal issue.

He regularly sits down with new patients and spends 30 or 40 minutes going over the history, physical examination and diagnostics, so our office has an accurate idea of what is going on with your back. Dr. McGuire utilizes all the available information to develop a customized treatment plan that will address your specific spinal issues.

We’ve seen and treated enough back pain sufferers to understand the importance of the entire picture, including factors like your lifestyle, diet or job. Sometimes patients just need to accept certain lifestyle changes to minimize or eliminate their back issues.

What to Bring to Your First Appointment

  • Any current X-rays and diagnostic test results
  • A family member, so multiple people hear what I’m saying. Family members often ask additional questions you may not think to ask at the time. 

Over the past 25 years Daniel J. McGuire, M.D. has performed thousands of surgeries and handled virtually every spine condition imaginable.

He is most experienced dealing with spinal issues such as:

  • Lower back pain
  • Pinched nerves and sciatica in the back and legs
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Compression fractures of the spine secondary to osteoporosis
  • Neck problems with pinched nerves and arm pain