For patients who require spine surgery or who are seeking consultation with a back and spine specialist, North Shore Medical Center (NSMC) offers world-class care at convenient North Shore locations. As the region’s largest health care provider, NSMC offers patients exceptional back and spine specialists.
A back and spine specialist at NSMC provides a full spectrum of spine care. Our medical spine physicians diagnose and treat spinal problems using non-surgical techniques, while our neurosurgical spine specialists have expertise in minimally invasive and complex spine surgery and back pain surgery.
Patients normally consult first with a medical back and spine specialist to explore non-surgical options. Working with physical therapists, neurology physicians and pain management specialists, a medical back and spine specialist may recommend treatments that include physical therapy, aquatic therapy, spinal injections, medication, and exercise.
If a patient’s spine condition does not respond to medical treatment, the next step is to meet with a neurosurgical back and spine specialist to discuss surgical options. An NSMC back and spine specialist will recommend the least invasive, most effective and safest course of treatment. This may include minimally invasive procedures such as:
Complex spine surgery performed by a back and spine specialist at NSMC may include: