If you're living with pain, it's time to get moving.
Your first move is to get your questions answered. Some of the most common ones are listed below. Just click on the questions to see what our orthopedic specialists have to say. Or feel free to submit your own questions in the area provided below. Be sure to include your name, email address, and phone number so we can respond. For fast, personal service, call IngallsExpress at 708.915.PAIN (7246). Someone is waiting to help you schedule a next-day appointment with one of our specialists, or to answer any of your questions, right over the phone.
Do you treat my kind of pain?
The Advanced Orthopedic Institute at Ingalls treats pain associated with joints and spine. Our orthopedic program treats and corrects problems with joints, including shoulder, knee, hip or elbow, even hands, and is one of the most respected and successful in the greater Chicago area. If you suffer from neck, back or any pain associated with the spine, our board-certified team of neurologists and neurosurgeons will diagnose, treat your problem, and get you moving and living again.
How will you treat my pain?
It depends on the cause of your pain, but our specialists may use today's most sophisticated surgical procedures to correct the underlying cause of your pain. Today's minimally invasive surgical procedures provide less trauma and faster recovery. Pain medication and physical therapy may also be warranted. Our goal is always to provide you with the greatest benefits in enhanced mobility, successful pain relief, and enhanced quality of life.
Can surgery really make that big of a difference?
In a word, YES. After surgery, many people will enjoy restored mobility, greatly increased flexibility, and improved strength and stamina. And they enjoy improved quality of life and freedom from pain. Many people report engaging in favorite physical activities they missed for years, more dynamic relationships, and increased productivity. Yes, surgery makes a big diference.
I've gotten along without surgery so far. Can't I just deal with it?
But why? Why limit yourself when you could be back doing the things that matter most to you. Chronic joint or back pain is not normal, and it seldom goes away on its own. Every moment you're in pain is a moment you'll never get back. The sooner you address it, the sooner you'll be back to living life again to its fullest.
What is surgery like?
It's more sophisticated than ever, and easier on you. The Advanced Orthopedic Institute at Ingalls is home to the most sophisticated technology; safer for the patient, less invasive, and produces the best possible outcome. Ingalls patients are cared for by some of the most distinguished physicians and experienced staff in the Chicago area. The technology, expertise and advanced procedures at ingalls ensure you get back to moving and living sooner.
Will I need help after surgery?
You will probably need some assistance for a short period after surgery, but you'll be amazed at how quickly you can be back on your feet again. Sometimes physical therapy is recommended. Minimally invasive surgery really is a modern medical marvel. When you are fully healed, you can be back to moving and living your life.
How long is rehabilitation?
Many orthopedic surgeries are now minimally invasive, and are far less physically traumatic to your body than in years past. In most cases, you'll be able to resume normal activity in a fraction of the time. Depending on the procedure, you can usually be back in action within a few weeks... not months.
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