Innovative treatments for age-old back and neck problems
Back and neck problems are not new. But many of the treatments offered by the spine specialists of Novant Health are. In fact, they include the most innovative procedures available today.
For example, if your spine has weakened due to compression fractures or deformity, we can perform advanced spinal stabilization techniques called kyphoplasty and vertebroplasty, which use special cement to help stabilize your spine.
If you have back pain that spreads down your legs, neck pain that spreads to the shoulders and upper arms, tingling or numbness, you may be suffering from a herniated disc–rupture or displacement of the “cushion” between two vertebrae.
If your condition does not improve with rest, medicine for pain and inflammation, and therapeutic physical therapy, your Novant Health spine specialist may recommend state-of-the-art, minimally invasive surgery. Our fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeons have a wealth of experience in these procedures, and with the help of our physical therapists, your quality of life will soon be much improved.
If you have had previous spine surgery, we know you need special care and you’ll get it from our highly experienced surgical teams. Novant Health also specializes in spinal reconstruction surgery for patients with spinal deformities or complex injuries.
Whether you come to one of our convenient, fully equipped outpatient centers or award-winning hospitals, such as our dedicated orthopedic hospital, the care you receive from Novant Health’s spine specialists will put you on the road to recovery from back and neck pain.
Back and neck conditions treated by the spine specialists at Novant Health include:
- Herniated discs (cervical and lumbar)
- Congenital deformities
- Degenerative diseases of the spine
- Kyphosis (humpback)
- Lower back pain
- Neck sprain or strain
- Occupational injuries
- Spinal stenosis
- Trauma or fracture of the spine
Our patient-support staff will keep you informed throughout your course of treatment. After your procedure, our rehabilitation teams will provide the latest physical therapy to help you return to your best possible quality of life.