Spine Care

Our team of medical and surgical spine specialists work together to manage conditions of the back and spine due to degeneration, arthritis, accidents, tumors and fractures. Patients typically begin by meeting with one our physical medicine and rehabilitation physicians to see if non-surgical treatment options, such as physical therapy, medication, or injections, can provide relief. If surgery is determined to be the best course of treatment, you will be referred to one of our spine surgeons for expert care.
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Initial Consultation with Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation specialists

Patients typically have an initial consultation with one of our medical spine specialists, who are board certified in physical medicine and rehabilitation. Medical spine specialists work in collaboration with physical therapists, neurology physicians and pain management specialists, and also consult weekly with our surgical spine specialists. Many spinal conditions can be successfully treated without surgery.

Surgical Approach

Our spine program offers minimally invasive and complex spine procedures and our spine surgeons are specially trained in both minimally invasive and complex spine procedures and work with patients to provide the least invasive, safest and most effective care. Conditions treated include: 


  • Neck and back pain
  • Disc herniations and disc disease
  • Tumors
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Inflammatory conditions and infections (eg, myelopathy and radiculopathy)
  • Employment related spinal injuries
  • Spinal fractures
  • Spinal cord compression
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Congential spinal abnormalities
  • Peripheral nerve disorder
  • Advanced degenerative conditions

Minimally Invasive Surgical Treatments:

  • Microdiscectomy
  • Microsurgical decompression X-stop for spinal stenosis
  • Kyphoplasty for osteoporotic compression fractures
  • Artificial disc replacement