Thoughtful Care for Your Back, Neck and Spine
The spinal cord is primarily a long bundle of nerves running from the brain down the back. Our comprehensive approach to spine care can help you determine the safest and most effective options for reducing pain, increasing or restoring mobility and improving your quality of life.
Getting You Back on Track
To reduce your risk of spine, neck or back problems, get regular exercise, be careful when you lift, and take breaks to stand and stretch if you sit for long periods. Sometimes, despite your best efforts, you can still develop a condition that limits your mobility and causes pain. The orthopedic team at Banner Health can help you break free from debilitating pain and get your life back.
Back, Neck and Spine Conditions We Treat
We can help you with many different injuries, problems and conditions that affect your back, neck and spine, including:
- Bulging disks
- Spine degeneration – when the structure of the spine weakens
- Vertebrae that have slipped out of place in the spine
Treatment Options for Your Back, Neck and Spine
No matter your condition, we want you to be feeling your best as soon as possible. Your treatment plan will start conservatively with nonsurgical options such as steroid injections, physical therapy, spinal bracing and interventional radiology techniques.
If you and your doctor agree, a minimally invasive surgical procedure can help reduce your pain. Minimally invasive surgery isn’t as extensive as open surgery. This means your hospital stay and recovery time are often much shorter.
Our specialists perform a variety of surgeries to correct back, neck and spine conditions including:
- Cervical disk surgery – removes damaged discs in the neck
- Kyphoplasty – a minimally invasive procedure that restores height to the vertebrae
- Laminotomy – helps to relieve spinal decompression
- Lumbar disk replacement
- Minimally invasive lumbar diskectomy – removes herniated discs in the lower back
- Spinal fusion
The decision to undergo surgery is not an easy one. To help make the choice that is right for you, our surgeons carefully review with you your imaging results, explain treatment options and all risks and benefits. With this information, you and your surgeon will work together to customize an option that will provide you the best outcome.