Do you have severe back and neck pain?

Our team of specialists offer advanced and effective treatment options.

Call 844-943-1073 or request an appointment online.

Our approach to care

At the Providence Spine Center on Portland’s east side, 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

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.

Conditions we treat include:
  • Herniated discs
  • Sciatica and radiculopathy (nerve pain, pinched nerve)
  • Spinal stenosis (narrowing of the spinal canal)
  • Spinal curvature (Scoliosis/Kyphosis/Deformities)
  • Spondylosis (spine pain such as degenerative disc disease, bone spur, spinal osteoarthritis)
  • SI joint pain
  • Spinal arthritis
  • Spondylolisthesis (disk degeneration, slipped vertebra)
  • Myelopathy (spinal cord dysfunction due to neck compression)
  • Spinal cord compression
  • Cauda equina and spinal tumors
  • Spine fractures

Back and neck pain is very common. Often, self-care, gentle exercise, and non-narcotic pain medicine, can help you get back to your life. It is a good idea to work with your primary care provider when you first have pain.

At Providence, we offer a wide variety of services to help diagnose and treat your condition.

Non-surgical treatments
  • Evaluation and management by a Physical Rehabilitation Medicine specialist (physiatrist). A physiatrist focuses on identifying the source of pain and will create individualized treatment plans to make it easier to do your daily activities.
  • Evaluation and management by a Physical Therapist (PT). Movement and exercise are an important part of the healing process. Your physical therapist will work with you to create an individualized care and exercise plan. We also offer specific kinds of physical therapy:
  • Work hardening therapy or Worker rehab, a whole body conditioning program designed to help an injured worker return to a specific job.
  • Acupuncture
  • Diagnostic imaging services, including MRI/CT
  • Electromyography(EMG)/Nerve conduction studies
  • Pain relieving injections
Spine surgery

Our board certified neurosurgeons and orthopedic spine surgeons practice at our four centers located in Providence hospitals:

Our spine surgeons are trained to perform the latest spinal surgeries:

  • Vertebroplasty/Kyphoplasty
  • Discectomy (including microdiscectomy)
  • Spinal decompression
  • Spinal fusion
  • Spinal reconstructive surgery
  • Spinal cord stimulators
Preparing for Spine Surgery

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