At The Christ Hospital, we use a range of non-surgical and surgical
treatment options to return you to good health. Through careful
evaluation, we identify the source of your spinal problem and work with
you to determine the best course of treatment. In many cases, there may
be a number of treatment options for your spine condition. Our spine
specialists focus on conservative, non-surgical care. Before considering surgery, our specialists explore all
possible treatment options, ranging from medications and injections to
non-operative procedures. And, this approach
is working – with more than 90% of our patients being successfully
treated without surgery.
In the event surgery does prove
to be necessary, you can rest assured our experienced surgeons have the
knowledge and expertise to get you back on the road to recovery. In
fact, we’ve performed more spine procedures than any other hospital in
the area. And, when it comes to spine care, experience matters.
Our areas of spine care expertise include:
Should I see a neurosurgeon or orthopaedic surgeon?
you have a spine condition, you may be wondering if an orthopaedic
spine surgeon or a neurosurgeon is right for you. For most types of
spine care, both specially trained orthopaedic surgeons and
neurosurgeons may be considered.
In the past,
neurosurgeons were primarily responsible for spine surgery. But, in the
last 25 years, spine surgery has evolved so that both neurosurgeons and
orthopaedic surgeons specialize in spine surgery, and both are now equally qualified for most of the
typical spine operations.