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Spine Clinic

2157.4 miles away
Mon - Fri: 8 a.m - 5 p.m / Sat - Sun: Closed

Spine Clinic

Mon - Fri: 8 a.m - 5 p.m / Sat - Sun: Closed
Our goal: Get you back to doing what you love.
Excellent care in the Tri-Cities

If you’re living with back pain, the Spine Clinic at Kadlec Neuroscience Center offers personalized treatment options. Our multi-disciplinary team of experts will evaluate your needs and work with you to create an individualized care plan, which may include providers such as:

  • Board-certified neurosurgeon
  • Orthopedic spine surgeon
  • Interventional pain management specialists

We offer minimally invasive surgical techniques, which may yield shorter recovery times, less pain and better long-term results. If you do need surgery, our experienced physicians use the latest technology to ensure best outcomes.

If you have discomfort in your back that just won’t go away, request a consultation with our experts in the Spine Clinic who will determine the best and quickest path for you. Our team of experts work with you to relieve your discomfort, restore your function and return you to good health – because back support means more here.

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Kadlec Spine Clinic offers quick and easy access to appointments for back pain treatment.

  • No referral needed (unless required by your insurance).
  • Appointments available.

A specialist will find the right doctor for you and even help schedule an MRI if needed.

Our spine care team has experience diagnosing and treating many common (and uncommon) back and neck conditions.

We treat:

  • Back pain – Back pain can occur in the middle (thoracic) or lower (lumbar) spine. Pain can range from mild aches to sharp, radiating pain.
  • Back strain or sprain – An injury to a muscle or tendon. A sprain is the stretching or tearing of a ligament in your back.
  • Broken vertebrae – May be the result of a compression fracture caused by osteoporosis or a traumatic accident.
  • Degenerative disk disease (spinal spondylosis) – This common spine condition occurs when a damaged disk (often from age, gradual wear and tear or an accident or injury) causes pain.
  • Diskitis – Occurs when there is an infection in the spinal disks. It can be caused by a virus or bacteria.
  • Herniated disk – Occurs when the soft center of your spinal disk pushes through the tough exterior wall of the disk. It is also called a bulging disk.
  • Low back pain – The most common type of back pain, low back pain can be caused by several conditions including herniated disks, osteoarthritis, sciatica and more.
  • Multiple sclerosis – Back pain can be a common symptom of multiple sclerosis. It can be caused by damaged nerves or other health conditions.
  • Myelopathy – Caused by an injury or spine condition that compresses the spinal cord.
  • Neck pain – Neck pain that lasts longer than a few days or severely affects your range of motion or daily life should be evaluated by a doctor.
  • Osteoporosis – Arthritis in your spine most commonly affects your low back.
  • Pinched nerve – Also called radiculopathy, can cause pain in other areas of your body, especially your legs or hips.
  • Scoliosis – A congenital condition that refers to a curvature of your spine.
  • Sciatica – Can radiate down one or both legs. It’s typically caused by a herniated disk.
  • Slipped vertebra – Also called spondylolisthesis, this condition occurs when a vertebra slips out of place and rests on the vertebra below it.
  • Spinal stenosis – Most often occurring in the low back or neck, this condition refers to a narrowing of the spaces in your spine.

There are many effective ways to treat neck and back pain without surgery. You can be confident that your spine care team will always start with the most conservative care plan for you. Your team will discuss your treatment options, which may include any of the following.

  • Physical therapy – A physical therapist will work with you to create an exercise plan that targets those muscles and helps you regain strength and range of motion.
  • Physiatry – A physiatrist is a medical doctor with specialized training in physical medicine and rehabilitation. They focus on your whole body and recommend treatments that address your symptoms. 
  • Medication management – Medications, like anti-inflammatories and non-narcotic pain relievers can help you take better control of your symptoms – and keep you moving.
  • Injection therapies –Injections are a minimally invasive spine care approach that can provide long-lasting treatment.
  • Diet changes – A healthy diet (and one that avoids trans fats, refined sugars and processed foods) can help reduce inflammation and maintain a healthy weight.
  • Exercise – Low impact exercise, such as swimming, biking or yoga, can help you gain strength and improve flexibility – and reduce your back or neck pain. 
  • Lifestyle modifications – Your doctor can also discuss lifestyle modifications that can help reduce your back or neck pain.
  • Alternative therapies – Sometimes, alternative therapies like acupuncture, massage, biofeedback therapy or electric nerve stimulation can help reduce your back or neck pain. 

If non-surgical treatments aren’t relieving your pain, your team may recommend spine surgery. Fortunately, advances in neurosurgery mean there are more minimally invasive surgical approaches for neck and back pain than ever before. In many cases, these procedures use technology to precisely guide your surgeon’s movements, meaning smaller incisions and shorter recovery times.

Our spine surgeons are experienced in many procedures, including:

  • Spinal decompression – Decompression surgery can help relieve back pain. There are many different types of decompression surgery:
  • Laminectomy – One or more lamina vertebra is removed
  • Laminotomy – A small portion of the lamina is removed
  • Foraminotomy – The area around the affected vertebra is enlarged
  • Microdiscectomy – A portion of a herniated disk is removed through a small incision during a minimally invasive procedure
  • Disk replacement surgery – Your surgeon will replace a damaged disk with an artificial one. This helps reduce pain and improve range of motion.
  • Kyphoplasty – A minimally invasive surgical procedure, kyphoplasty can help treat spinal compression fractures caused by osteoporosis.
  • Spinal fusion – Spinal fusion permanently joins (fuses) two or more vertebrae together. This helps reduce instability, improve range of motion and ease pain. It’s used to treat many conditions, including spinal stenosis, degenerative disk disease, scoliosis and others.
  • Spinal reconstruction surgery – This advanced procedure replaces deformed or misaligned portions of the spine with artificial disks and hardware. This helps align and stabilize the spine, which improves mobility and quality of life.
  • Vertebroplasty – A surgeon will insert a special cement-type mixture into your fractured vertebra to help relieve pain and improve your mobility.
Robotic Spine Technology

Kadlec Neuroscience Center Spine Clinic has invested in the ExcelsiusGPS™ robot for spine surgery.  This is the latest technology, used by our surgeons, is designed to enhance the safety and accuracy of minimally invasive spine surgery. The ExcelsiusGPS™  improves accuracy and navigation. This allows for less invasive surgery, reduced risk infection and quicker recovery time.
Learn more about ExcelsiusGPS™.

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