Our approach to care
We take a conservative approach to spine care with the goal of minimal intervention and offer both non-surgical and surgical treatment options. Non-surgical treatments may include physical therapy, pain education classes, pain relieving injections and acupuncture.
If surgery is recommended, our fellowship-trained surgeons offer the latest diagnostic technology and minimally-invasive surgical techniques, which may yield shorter recovery times, less pain and better long-term results. With today's technology many people can have surgery and return home on the same day.
To see a spine surgeon, you may need a referral from a primary care provider and a recent (within the last year) MRI or CT of your spine. Your primary care provider can help determine whether it is time to consider surgery and help you through the process.
Care you can trust
In addition to top awards for Outstanding Patient Experience and America’s Best Hospitals Award by Healthgrades®, Providence Portland Medical Center was recognized as one of Oregon’s Best Regional Hospitals for 2021-22 by U.S. News & World Report.
Our specialists will work with you, and your primary care provider, to create a personalized treatment plan based on your condition and goals. Together, we’ll help you manage your symptoms and improve your quality of life so you can get back to doing what you love.