Back and Spine
Back pain not only limits mobility, it prevents you from enjoying all that life has to offer. Our team of medical and surgical spine specialists work together to manage conditions of the back and spine caused by degeneration, accidents, arthritis, fractures and tumors, with the goal of alleviating pain and getting you back to doing the things you love.
Back and spine patients typically begin their treatment plan by meeting with one of our physical medicine and rehabilitation physicians to evaluate whether non-surgical treatment options, such as physical therapy, medication, or injections can provide relief. If surgery is determined to be the best course of treatment, you will be referred to one of our surgeons, including neurosurgical and orthopedic surgical spine experts for specialized care.
Our medical spine specialists are board certified in physical medicine and rehabilitation, including peripheral nerve conditions, and work in collaboration with physical and occupational therapists, chiropractors, pain management physicians, as well as orthopedic specialists to develop a treatment plan that works for you. Initial evaluation will include a thorough examination and review of your medical history. Diagnostic exams such as X-ray or MRI may also be required.
MRI/Imaging ServicesSalem Hospital offers sophisticated MRI imaging that provides a comfortable and supportive experience for our patients. Our advanced 3.0T and 1.5T MRI technology is state-of-the-art and provides exceptional and precise image quality while reducing scan time.
Our MRI suite enables patients to personalize their experience by choosing soothing music and scenes to view during their exam, such as aquariums, beaches and space travel. The scenery lighting may be adjusted to provide a more peaceful environment.
Surgical CareOur board-certified spine surgeons and neurosurgeons are specially trained in both minimally invasive and complex orthopedic spine and neurosurgery procedures, including treatment for peripheral nerve conditions. They work with patients to provide the safest and most effective care and collaborate to provide up-to-date treatment approaches.
Patients having back and spine surgery are cared for in our state-of-the-art surgery center and most go home from the hospital the same day. Our navigators and care team work closely with your family and caregivers to coordinate your visit. Those patients who require an overnight stay will enjoy spacious, private rooms at Salem Hospital with staff who are specially trained to care for orthopedic and spine patients. All of our surgical patients enjoy free valet parking and other amenities.
Back and Spine Conditions Treated:
- Neck and back pain
- Disc herniations and disc disease
- Spinal stenosis
- Work-related spinal injuries
- Spinal fractures from osteoporosis and trauma
- Spinal cord compression
- Peripheral nerve disorders
- Spinal tumors
- Spinal infections
Minimally Invasive Surgical Treatments:
- Artificial disc replacement
Our Back and Spine NavigatorIf you need surgery, you will work with our Orthopedic and Spine Navigator, who will guide you through every step of your preparation, procedure and recovery and make the surgery experience easier for you and your family.
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