When you have back pain, it can affect every aspect of your life – from daily chores and socializing to and walking, sitting and sleeping. At the St. Joseph’s Hospital Spine Surgery Program, our goal is to alleviate your pain so you can return to the activities you love.
Whether your back pain is due to a spinal tumor, fracture or an age-related disease like arthritis, our team works with you to develop a comprehensive treatment plan that fits your lifestyle and health needs.
Spine Surgery at St. Joseph’s
Our team embraces an important philosophy: When it comes to spine conditions and back pain, surgery may not always be the best option. In fact, our goal is to help you avoid surgery whenever possible.
We recommend a wide range of non-surgical treatment options – from medications and injections to physical therapy. When these methods fail to help and we can pinpoint the source of your problem, then we turn to surgery. We use the latest techniques and offer the most advanced procedures used today. Learn more about our spine surgery options.
Our program features:
- Surgeons board-certified in neurosurgery
- Advanced tools and techniques
- A range of surgeries, including particular expertise in minimally invasive spine surgery and complex spinal reconstruction
Non-surgical Spine Treatments
We typically recommend spine surgery when other medications and therapies are ineffective or no longer relieve your pain. We discuss all of your treatment options with you, which include:
- Heat and cold therapy
- Physical therapy
- Pain medications
Test Your Spine Online
Take our free online spine health assessment to determine if you are at risk for developing a spine disorder. It is always a good idea to follow up with a doctor.
For more information or for a physician referral, please call (813) 644-4322.