Spine

North Shore Medical Center offers the full spectrum of spine care. Our medical spine physicians are board certified in physical medicine and rehabilitation and specialize in the diagnosis and non-surgical management of musculoskeletal problems of the spine and major joints. Our neurosurgical spine specialists are fellowship-trained with extensive experience in the musculoskeletal and neurological examination and treatment of the spine and nervous system, as well as in the interpretation of X-rays, CT and MRI scans.
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Spine Care Overview


Medical spine specialists

Many spinal conditions can be successfully treated without surgery, so patients typically have an initial consultation with one of our medical spine specialists. Medical spine specialists work in collaboration with physical therapists, neurology physicians and pain management specialists, and also consult weekly with our neurosurgical spine specialists.

Neurosurgical spine specialist

If a patient’s condition does not respond to medical treatment he or she will next meet with a neurosurgical spine specialist to learn about the surgical options available. Our neurosurgeons are experienced in both minimally invasive and complex spine procedures and will recommend the least invasive, safest and most effective care.