By bringing together expert physicians, experienced nurses and highly skilled therapists, Providence provides complete back and spine care. From physical therapy and pain management to surgery, our expert neurosurgeons and spine care teams can help you restore function and improve your quality of life.
Depending on your neurological and orthopedic needs, our doctors will tailor a treatment plan specific to you. Our teams of physicians, surgeons, rehabilitation specialists and exercise therapists treat a wide range of conditions including:
- Scoliosis and kyphosis
- Herniated discs
- Degenerative disc disease
- Spinal stenosis (spinal compression)
Back and neck pain is very common and there are many effective ways to treat it without surgery. 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.
You can be confident that your spine care team will always start with the most conservative care plan for you. By working with each patient to track their healing process, our expert physicians are able to provide non-surgical treatments including:
- Physical therapy – Specially design treatment and exercise plans to reduce pain, restore function and increase your ability to move.
- Physiatry – Whole body treatments that address your symptoms.
- Pain 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 – 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. 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.
Surgical treatments may include:
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