Spine Idaho: Our services and procedures

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Procedures and services

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.

  • Consultation

    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.

  • Second Opinion

    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.

  • Pain Management

    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.

  • Diagnostic Imaging

    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
  • Injection Therapy

    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
  • Physical 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
  • Bracing

    Back and neck bracing for comfort and treatment

  • In the course of care, patients may need additional support. We offer neck and back bracing solutions to make your recovery comfortable.

    Learn more about Bracing
  • Worker's Compensation

    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.

  • 3rd Party Liability & MVA

    Motor vehicle accidents and Liability help

  • We have an experienced, dedicated team working with attorneys and liability insurance companies.

Surgical Procedures

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.

  • Spinal Cord Stimulation

    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
  • Revision Spine Surgery

    To correct past surgeries

  • Spinal Revision Surgery is performed on patients to corrent problems associated with past surgeries.

  • Fracture Stabilization

    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
  • Scoliosis Correction

    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
  • Disc Replacement

    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
  • Laminectomy

    Removal of material causing nerve pressure

  • Removal of lamina bone and arthritis tissue causing nerve pressure.

    Learn more about Laminectomy
  • Microdiscectomy

    Relieves pressure on a spinal nerve root.

  • Removal of herniated disc fragments causing pressure of spinal nerves performed through a microscopic incision.

    Learn more about Microdiscectomy
  • Spinal Decompression Surgery

    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
  • Spinal Fusion

    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

Don't see a procedure?

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!

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