Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Institute


Spine (neck and back)

Home Services Orthopedics Spine (neck and back)

We’re finding more ways to reduce back and neck pain, increase mobility

man getting back scan Pain in your back, neck or spine can put limits on your ability to work and enjoy leisure time. The orthopedic specialists at Novant Health will work to find the problem causing your discomfort. They also will help you get effective treatments. Whether you’re living with a spine disorder, back injury or unexplained lower back pain, you can count on our experienced medical teams to help you move toward recovery.

Sophisticated diagnostic tools and compassionate, personalized care are available to you at our convenient outpatient centers and our nationally recognized orthopedic hospital.

What we treat

  • Herniated discs (cervical and lumbar)
  • Congenital deformities
  • Degenerative diseases of the spine
  • Humpback
  • Lower back pain
  • Neck sprain or strain
  • Occupational injuries
  • Osteoporosis
  • Arthritis
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Spondylolysis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Trauma or fracture of the spine
  • Tumors
 When to see a spine specialist

There are many factors that can put you at risk for pain in your lower back, including age, fitness level, pregnancy and other weight gain, and injury. Contact your doctor if your lower back pain lingers for more than a few days or continues even when you're at rest or lying down.

Numbness in your legs and difficulty standing or walking also are reasons to get help. Call your physician right away if you lose control of your bowels or bladder.

 How we can help

Pain management: Chronic pain has a way of reshaping your life, but the right treatment often can improve your quality of life. Your care team will consider traditional and minimally invasive treatments to help manage and reduce your pain.

Advanced spinal stabilization: If your spine has weakened due to compression fractures or deformity, we can perform advanced spinal stabilization techniques called kyphoplasty and vertebroplasty. These procedures are designed to help maintain the shape of your vertebra or protect vertebra from further damage after a fracture.

Minimally invasive surgery: The nerves in your spine can become irritated or otherwise disturbed when you have bone spurs or other changes in spinal health due to age or injury. Lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS) is the name given to the condition when space becomes narrower within your spinal canal or around the nerves in your spine. A minimally invasive outpatient surgery called mild® is designed to help you stand longer and walk farther with less pain. An orthopedic physician removes bits of bone and ligament to decrease compression on the nerves. The procedure requires no anesthesia, implants or stitches.

Surgery: Novant Health specializes in spinal reconstruction surgery for patients with spinal deformities or complex injuries. The goal with back surgery is to help you return to your daily routine and prevent additional damage to your spine.

Support: Whatever your diagnosis, you’ll receive support before, during and after treatment. Novant Health rehabilitation teams provide expert physical therapy and similar services to help you regain strength and flexibility.

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