Back and neck pain can leave you feeling miserable and unable to do the things that are important to you. At Providence Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital’s Spine Center, we use a team approach to diagnose and treat neck, back and spinal cord conditions. Our goal is to provide the most effective relief with the least invasive treatment.
We offer some of the most advanced surgical and nonsurgical treatments in the Sonoma County region.
Our skilled, compassionate team, sophisticated surgical imaging and navigation equipment, and highly effective nonsurgical therapies will get you back on your feet again.
At the Spine Center, we treat a wide range of back and neck conditions, including:
- Lower back issues
- Sports injuries
- Workplace injuries
At the Spine Center, we offer some of the most advanced and innovative treatments for conditions affecting your neck, back or spinal cord. These include surgical and nonsurgical options.
We’ve been recognized as a Blue Distinction Center for Spine Surgery by Blue Shield of California and pride ourselves on our high rates of surgical success and low rates of complications.
We perform both open and minimally invasive surgeries. Minimally invasive spine surgery provides similar outcomes as traditional, open spine surgery but uses smaller incisions and special techniques. In many cases, this results in less pain and a quicker recovery. Your surgeon will talk with you about whether you’re a good candidate for a minimally invasive procedure.
- Anterior cervical discectomy and fusion
- Anterior cervical corpectomy
- Anterior lumbar interbody fusion (ALIF)
- Cervical laminectomy
- Cervical foraminotomy
- Cervical disc replacement
- Extreme lateral interbody fusion (XLIF)
- Lumbar fusion, laminectomy and discectomy
- Midline lumbar fusion (MIDLIF)
- Posterior lumbar interbody fusion (PLIF)
- Thoracic laminectomy
- Transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (TLIF)
Whether you’re seeking nonsurgical relief from neck or back pain or looking to increase strength and function after spine surgery, our therapists will get you on the move again. After surgery, inpatient therapy may begin within hours of your operation. Outpatient therapy can begin just days later.
Treatments we offer include:
- Aquatic therapy
- Hand therapy
- Manual therapy
- Neurosurgical treatments
- Pain management
- Sports rehabilitation
Our state-of-the-art equipment includes:
- Elliptical trainer
- FreeMotion selectorized dual cable cross
- Nautilus Freedom Trainer
- Pilates Reformer
- Plyometric Rebounder
- Recumbent bike
We offer physical therapy and rehabilitation at these locations:
St. Joseph Health Physical Therapy - (Orthopedic and Sports Medicine)
1255 N. Dutton Ave., Suite B
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
St. Joseph Health Outpatient Physical Therapy - (Orthopedic, Sports Medicine, Aquatic Therapy, Hand Therapy)
131 B Stony Cir., Suite 2000
Santa Rosa, CA 95401
West Sonoma County Hand and Physical Therapy Clinic
968 Gravenstein Hwy. S.
Sebastopol, CA 95472
Our Spine Center is staffed by highly skilled neurosurgeons and orthopedic surgeons who use state-of-the-art equipment and perform the most advanced spinal procedures.
Others who may have roles in your care include:
- Case managers or home care liaisons
- Occupational therapists
- Pastoral care
- Physical therapists
- Rehabilitation specialists
- Registered dietitians
- Respiratory therapists
- Spine Patient Navigator
We are dedicated to providing spine surgery with the best possible outcomes and the fastest return to a productive life. In keeping with this goal, we offer a preoperative training class—currently offered virtually online—where you’ll learn what the surgery involves, how to prepare for surgery and what to expect after surgery. Whether you’re thinking about a spine procedure or you’re scheduled for surgery, we encourage you to attend our class.
Learn how to plan for spine surgery and what to expect before, during and after your hospital stay with our booklet:
- American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
- American Academy of Pain Medicine
- American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
- American Association of Neurological Surgeons
- Cervical Spine Research Society
- North American Spine Society: Know Your Back
- Scoliosis Research Society
- Spinal Cord Injury Information Network
- Spine Intervention Society
- United Spinal Association Disability Products & Services Guide