Back and Spine Specialist
Find a back and spine specialist at NSMC.
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 surgical spine specialists have expertise in minimally invasive and complex spine surgery and back pain surgery.
Conditions treated by a back and spine specialist
- Injuries and diseases of the spine
- Neck and back injuries
- Ruptured disks in spine
- Spinal cord tumors
- Inflammatory conditions and infections (e.g., myelopathy and radiculopathy)
- Employment related spinal injuries
- Disc herniations and disc disease
- Spinal fractures
- Peripheral nerve disorder
- Congenital spinal abnormalities
- Failed back
- Spinal cord compression
- Spinal stenosis
Non-surgical treatment with a medical back and spine specialist
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.
Procedures performed by a surgical back and spine specialist
If a patient’s spine condition does not respond to medical treatment, the next step is to meet with a surgical 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:
- Microsurgical decompression
- Spinal stenosis treatment
Complex spine surgery performed by a back and spine specialist at NSMC may include:
- Artificial disc replacement
- Kyphoplasty for osteoporotic compression fractures
- Computer guided surgery