The UVA Spine Center offers comprehensive care for your spinal cord in a patient-centered environment.
Our doctors and surgeons are experts in the latest and most advanced treatments for you and your child, many of which can be handled on an outpatient basis.
Most patients come to us after first being diagnosed by their primary care doctor with back or neck pain. The pain may be mild or severe and may be felt in the legs and arm, too.
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Specialists Working for You
Your primary care doctor may be able to treat your back and neck pain with medications or physical therapy, including back exercises. However, if the pain persists, your doctor may refer you to the Spine Center.
No matter your course of treatment, the specialists at UVA will work with your referring physician.
Many of our treatments don't involve surgery. Our spine specialists will devise a treatment plan tailored to your needs but with a preference toward the most conservative approach.
If you do need surgery, we offer a full range of options, from a minimally invasive outpatient surgery procedure to complex spinal reconstruction.
We perform over 1,500 spine procedures a year.
Our spine specialists have extensive training and experience in procedures including:
- Cervical and lumbar disc replacement (discectomy)
- Minimally invasive procedures such as microendoscopic decompression or fusion
- Complex spine surgery for pediatric and/or adult deformities
A Multi-Disciplinary Approach
Treatment of spinal disorders requires a multidisciplinary approach involving many specialists. Your care team may include:
- Orthopedic surgeons
- Pain management specialists
- Neuromuscular specialists
- Physical medicine and rehabilitation specialists