Start your journey to relieving your back pain
Are you one of the millions of Americans who suffer from back or neck pain? You’re not alone. In fact, back pain is one of the top three reasons people see their doctor. Don’t fall victim to chronic back or neck pain. We can help.
At NMC Health, we’ve got your back. With a fellowship trained Orthopedic surgeon who specializes in spine care, we can treat common conditions and help you manage your pain better.
What we treat
It doesn’t stop at back pain. Our expert doctors can find a solution to help you manage pain that stems from neck pain and other conditions, such as:
- Back pain
- Bone spurs
- Degenerative disc disease
- Herniated discs
- Neck pain
- Osteoporotic compression fractures of the spine
- Sacral insufficiency fractures
- Pinched nerves in the spine
- Spinal Stenosis
- Spondylolisthesis and spinal instability
- Shoulder pain
- Spinal fractures
- Spinal tumors
- Spinal infections
- Whiplash injuries
- Work-related and sports-related injuries
Explore our full list of spine conditions to see how NMC Health’s Orthopedic spine specialists can help you.
How we can help
Our Orthopedic spine specialists develop a personalized treatment plan after discussing your spinal ailment in detail with you and reviewing your imaging studies. To meet your health needs, your treatment might include both non-surgical and surgical options. Based on your evaluation, our specialists will work with you to decide what option is best suited for you.
Our primary goal is to reduce your pain and improve your function and quality of your life.
- Posture and body mechanics education
- Therapy and exercise (occupational therapy or physical therapy)
- Spinal injections
- Spinal decompression for stenosis (Laminectomy/Laminotomy)
- Discectomy (Removal of damaged discs)
- Cervical disc replacement (Artificial disc in the neck)
- Anterior Cervical discectomy and fusion
- Minimally invasive spine surgery
- Lumbar Spinal fusion
- Vertebroplasty/Kyphoplasty for spinal compression fractures
Click here to watch our online spine class for more in-depth information about surgical options.
If you have a medical emergency, call 911 or visit the NMC Health Medical Center Emergency Department.
Call today to schedule an appointment with an Orthopedic spine specialist at NMC Health Orthopedics & Sports Specialists
The majority of the patients with back or neck pain do not need surgery. Several non-operative treatment modalities are available for initial management of back or neck pain. These may vary from physical therapy/ occupational therapy, a trial of ant-inflammatory pain medications and/or muscle relaxers, spinal injections etc.
If your pain is caused by a pinched nerve, fracture, tumor or narrowing of your spinal canal, surgery might be an option. The best thing you can do is make an appointment with a specialist to get a formal evaluation to discuss what might be causing the problem.
Spine surgery is a major decision, but you don’t have to make it alone. Dr. Abhijeet Kadam, NMC Health’s specialized Orthopedic spine surgeon, can talk you through the pros and cons of surgery. He’s here to answer your questions, offer support and make you feel confident in your decision.
With our Fellowship trained spine surgeon, you can feel confident you’re in good hands. As with any surgery, spine surgery has a list of risks and complications. Dr. Kadam will go over those risks with you and help you decide if the benefits of spine surgery outweigh the risks. We at NMC Health strive to explain and help patients understand the rationale behind surgical treatment and seek their active involvement in the decision making process.
Spine surgery, when done for the right indications has a high rate of success. Individualizing treatment plan to cater your specific spinal ailment and health conditions is a key factor in achieving a good surgical outcome and making surgery safe.
In most cases, your back surgery will be at least partially covered under your insurance. It depends on what insurance plan you have.
Some back surgeries will have longer recovery periods and you might have to stay longer in the hospital. Other surgeries require special tools and instruments such as rods, screws and cages etc., which can add to the overall cost.
Check with your insurance before scheduling your surgery to get an idea of what is covered. Remember, when you have surgery, there will be multiple bills coming from different departments. These may include the facility fee, doctor’s fee and anesthesia fee. If you have any questions about your billing, please contact our Patient Financial department.