Spine Care

Salem orthopedic surgeons
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: 

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

Minimally Invasive Surgical Treatments:

  • Artificial disc replacement
  • Kyphoplasty for osteoporotic compression fractures
  • Microdiscectomy
  • Microsurgical decompression
  • Peripheral nerve surgery