BEST Health System is a premier leader in minimally invasive orthopedic and spine surgery. Our goal is to transform your typical dreaded doctor’s office experience into a much more positive experience. We combine the best in medical treatment with a compassionate patient care response. At BEST Health System, our goal is to help you reach your health goals. BEST Health System has a number of locations, each of which is unique in what they have to offer in terms of treatment. Although our facilities differ, each one is state of the art with the best in medical technology. For example, our Cleveland Clinic focuses mainly on treating neuropathy. Read this guide to learn more about BEST and about our Cleveland Clinic.
BEST Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland’s BEST Health Clinic provides superior patient care in a state-of-the-art facility. It provides treatment for a broad range of individual conditions, including bulging discs, diabetic neuropathy, and sciatica.
BEST uses a quick-reply scheduling system to allow patients to schedule same-day appointments in a more time-efficient manner. The clinic has three clinic rooms in a 2,000-square-foot space, ideal for seeing multiple patients. BEST Health Clinic Cleveland is committed to providing excellent care to patients, teammates, and partners. As part of our mission to exceed patients’ expectations, we aim to provide best-in-class services in a safe, caring, and accessible environment.
Your Trusted Surgeon: Dr. Shall
Dr. Shall is one of the board-certified orthopaedic surgeons at BEST Cleveland Clinic. He is dedicated to providing his patients with the best care possible. Dr. Shall strives to get patients back to the quality of life they deserve.
As a child, Dr. Shall worked on a horse farm, where he developed a passion for medicine. Throughout his career, Dr. Shall has established himself as a leader in the medical field. Among the first surgeons to perform minimally invasive stabilization procedures, he was a pioneer in this field.
After graduating from The Ohio State University Medical School, Shall completed his residency training at Mt. Sinai Medical Center. He completed his spine surgery fellowship in 1992 under the direction of Dr. John Collils. His professional affiliations include the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the North American Spine Society.
In addition to pursuing excellence in his professional life, he enjoys spending time with his children and teaching them about his favorite hobbies such as motorcycling and skiing. His children are his greatest source of joy.
What is Neuropathy?
Neuropathy is a condition that affects damaged nerves and can develop from a number of conditions. When a nerve becomes damaged, they are unable to communicate with other nerves or they send false signals. When the brain is unable to communicate with the nerves properly it can make even simple tasks difficult.
Although, the exact cause of neuropathy is unknown there are conditions that make an individual more likely to develop this condition. Neuropathy is commonly caused by nerve damage or diabetes because of high blood sugar which can lead to nerve damage. Individuals with chronic illnesses such as lupus, arthritis, and other autoimmune disorders can also cause neuropathy.
Our Cleveland Clinic specializes in neuropathy offering treatment options for those affected by it. Neuropathy treatment will vary from patient to patient and is dependent on the nerves that are damaged as well as the severity of this damage. However, there are general treatment options that can be employed to treat any form of neuropathy. These treatments include:
- Antidepressants that act on the nervous system to ease pain and discomfort
- Creams you put on your skin
- Pain medicines
- Pain Pump Implant
- Relaxation training
- Spinal Cord Stimulator
- Transcutaneous electronic nerve stimulation (TENS) therapy
Neuropathy Treatment BEST Has to Offer
Our Cleveland Clinic is just one of four locations our patients can get the treatment they need. We also have locations in Cincinnati, Lyndhurst, and Westlake. BEST prides itself in our state-of-the-art facilities and equipment but we also take great pride in patient care. We want our patients to have the BEST experience possible. We offer imaging such as MRIs and X-rays on site and treatments such as physical therapy and our minimally invasive procedures.
Conservative treatment options are usually enough to treat neuropathy but there are some cases that require surgery. As a leader in minimally invasive procedures, we understand the stresses of deciding on surgery. However, there are many benefits to minimally invasive surgery that traditional open neck or spine surgery doesn’t offer. The first is the small incision and muscle-sparing techniques used in a minimally invasive procedure. The incision will typically be less than an inch which will eliminate the need for an overnight hospital stay, reduce recovery time, and limits the risk of complication. We see surgery as a last resort treatment option but if you have tried conservative therapies to no avail then our minimally invasive surgery may be just what you need to get you the quality of life you deserve.
If you would like to learn more about BEST Health System, BEST locations, or the treatments we offer, feel free to contact us today!