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​​​​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?

If 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.