Our focus is to provide a proper diagnosis and treatment plan for each individual we see. Restoring your health is at the heart of what we do.
Living with a painful spine condition can severely impact your quality of life and be confusing, we understand that. Our team empathizes with what you’re going through and can help ease concerns. We will work with you to develop a treatment plan that best fits your specific needs.
Let’s meet and figure out what is going on
A new patient consultation involves reviewing your pertinent past medical records, discussing your current symptoms and working with you to begin developing your initial treatment plan. Depending on whether or not you have had any evaluative imaging done already, we may recommend an X-Ray, MRI, or another diagnostic tool. We house the capability to perform all of these diagnostics in our office.
We can review and discuss what you've been told
Similar to a new patient visit, the goal of the second opinion visit is evaluate your medical past, and provide you with a proper diagnosis and treatment plan based on our assessment. We are happy to discuss what you have been told by other doctors, and help you evaluate your options objectively. In many cases we will agree with the diagnosis you've been given, but in some cases our team might see something another doctor didn't. Either way, a second opinion is always a good idea to help you understand your condition and treatment options.
There are a variety of ways to manage pain.
We are experts in pain management and non-surgical solutions. Our team offers treatments including injection therapy, spinal cord stimulation, medication management, acupressure, manual manipulation , and Botox injection therapy. With the right pain management strategy, many patients find their issues resolved and have no need for surgery.
X Rays, MRIs, and other diagnostic tools
Sometimes getting to the answer means taking a closer look at the problem, our state of the art radiologic and MRI imaging equipment help us to see what is causing you pain. By better understanding the source of your condition, we can work with you to create your treatment plan and determine the next steps. Our Meridian Campus houses a powerful Open MRI machine, which provides detailed images without being claustrophobic. Additionally, we have both a standing and a tabletop X-Ray machine, allowing us to capture the most essential angles for the spine without discomfort.Learn more about Diagnostic Imaging
Spinal injections for treatment and diagnosis
Spinal Injections are a nonsurgical procedure which delivers medication directly to your source of pain. For that reason, they are extremely effective at pain relief and can be used diagnostically to identify the source of pain. Injections are often more effective than oral medication, since the injection (typically a steroid) is delievered directly to the the problematic area. Injection therapy provides only temporary relief, but is very benerficial for pain reduction during particularly painful episodes. It is often used in combination with other treatments such as Physical Therapy, and the temporary pain reduction allowed by injections can help patients progress faster in their other treatment plans.Learn more about Injection Therapy
A tried and true approach to better health
Physical Therapy is one of the most effective treatments for spine conditions. Physical therapists work with patients to manage their condition so they will achieve long-term health benefits and relief from their symptoms. Treatment programs are always tailored to the individual's condition, pain level, age and mobility. Programs often include a combination of stretching, strengthening and conditioning.Learn more about Physical Therapy
Back and neck bracing for comfort and treatment
Need worker's comp? We can help.
We treat Worker’s Compensation-Labor and Industry patients. Additionally we perform IME (Independent Medical Examinations) and PPI (Permanent Partial Impairment) ratings.
Motor vehicle accidents and Liability help
We have an experienced, dedicated team working with attorneys and liability insurance companies.
Our surgeons are fellowship trained and use leading-edge technology to offer a full spectrum of spine surgery. We specialize in everything from minimally invasive procedures to complex deformity correction. When you work with our surgeons and surgical team, you quickly see that you are being cared for by a tremendous group of people dedicated to your health.
Electrical stimulation of the spinal cord
Spinal cord stimulation is a procedure in which small electrical charges are delivered to nerves along the spine in order to reduce chronic neck or back pain.Learn more about Spinal Cord Stimulation
To correct past surgeries
Spinal Revision Surgery is performed on patients to corrent problems associated with past surgeries.
Supporting damaged vertebrae to help them heal
Fracture stabilization procedures, also known as Vertebral Augmentation, are minimally invasive surgeries that involve injecting bone cement into the damaged vertebra to help it stabilize and heal.Learn more about Fracture Stabilization
Measures to stop or reduce scoliosis
There are a few varieties of scoliosis correction surgery, but they all have the same goal: to stop and/or reduce scoliosis progression. These surgeries include fusion of vertebrae as well as possibly the insertion of rods or material to support the spine.Learn more about Scoliosis Correction
Replacing a painful disc with an artificial one
Spinal discs occasionally become so problematic that the best course of action is to completely replace it with an artificial device that mimics the form and function of a real disc. This type of surgery has an advantage over spinal fusion in that it aims to preserve motion at the site of the problem, whereas spinal fusions limit mobility.Learn more about Disc Replacement
Removal of material causing nerve pressure
Relieves pressure on a spinal nerve root.
Removing problematic and painful material
Spinal decompression procedures relieve symptoms caused by pressure (or compression) on the spinal cord or nerve roots. There are many conditions that may require decompression surgery. This surgery involves the removal of some material in the spine which is causing your condition. Typically it is bone or part of a herniated disk, but it could also be removal of bone spurs. These procedures include microdiscectomys and laminectomys, among others.Learn more about Spinal Decompression Surgery
Fastening two or more vertebrae together
A Spinal Fusion surgery treats a variety of conditions by connecting two or more vertebrae together to immobilize part of the spine and secure it in a desired position. Fusion surgeries use a bone graft to grow new bone between two vertebrae. Metal plates, screws or rods may be used to hold the vertebrae together while they heal into a solid piece.Learn more about Spinal Fusion
These are only a small sample of the range of procedures and services we offer. If you don’t see what you’re looking for, that doesn’t mean we don’t do it. Contact us and we’ll be happy to chat about it!