Spine Surgery

At Banner Health, we know spine injuries and spine conditions can be painful, which is why we bring together a team of experts, including neurologists, neurosurgeons, neuroradiologists and orthopedic surgeons to treat your individual spine condition. And with the latest in imaging technology, we get you answers you need quickly.

What Is Spine Surgery?

Spine surgery, as it relates to neurosurgery, focuses on treating diseases of the spine, spinal cord and the nerves. When the spinal cord and nerves are damaged, this can affect how the brain and body talk to each other. 

Examples of Spine Conditions Treated:

  • Spine tumors
  • Herniated discs
  • Osteoarthritis of the spine
  • Spine fractures

Types of Spine Surgeries 

Talk to your doctor and neurosurgeon about your options when it comes to spine surgery. Options for spine surgery may include:

  • Spinal fusion: This procedure joins together two or more vertebrae to improve stability or correct a deformity. 
  • Laminectomy: Also known as decompression surgery, this procedure removes the lamina to relieve pressure on nerves and spinal cord.
  • Foraminotomy: This procedure enlarges the area in the spine around compressed nerves to relieve pressure. 
  • Vertebroplasty: This procedure is used to treat spine fractures weakened by osteoporosis by injecting bone cement.

Spine Surgery Testing and Diagnosis

When your spine is injured or you have arthritis of the spine, you want relief quickly. Our spine specialists have years of experience in diagnosing and treating spine issues. Our imaging centers use advanced technology to help get you a complete picture of what is causing your spine issues.

Spine Surgery Treatment and Recovery

We know getting you out of pain and back to your favorite activities is important to you, which is why Banner Health's team of experts work hard to develop your individualized treatment plan. Your plan could include surgical and nonsurgical treatment options. Many surgical procedures can be done using minimally invasive techniques, which quicken the length of recovery for patients.

If your treatment plan doesn't include surgery, it may include physical therapy, neurological rehab, spinal bracing or steroid injections. If you need surgery, we will explain the best options for you.

If you need care for a neurological issue, we are here for you. Banner Health's large network of specialists in brain health, imaging and physical therapy can offer you the latest treatments.