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Spine care

Spine specialists, who can be orthopedists or neurosurgeons, diagnose and treat injuries, trauma and diseases related to the spine. Spine care doctors also offer care for herniated disk, nerve damage, sciatica, neck pain or chronic back pain.

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Orthopedic spine surgeons in Palm Beach County, Florida

When you are experiencing back problems, you need a team of spine specialists to help you recover and get back to living pain-free.

The Spine Institute at HCA Florida JFK Hospital offers comprehensive services to help relieve your back pain. Our team of spine specialists will work with you to fully understand what is causing the pain and provide you with a treatment plan tailored to your needs. Whether you need surgical or nonsurgical treatment, our state-of-the-art facility and spine doctors are here for you.

Spine conditions we treat

We specialize in providing relief for spine injuries and conditions, including:

  • Compression fractures of the spine
  • Disc herniation
  • Failed back and neck surgery
  • Fractures, dislocations and subluxations
  • Myofascial pain
  • Neuropathy
  • Pinched nerve
  • Osteoarthritis and other degenerative spinal conditions
  • Sciatica
  • Scoliosis and other acquired and congenital spinal deformities
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylolysis
  • Sports injuries
  • Soft tissue sprains, strains and contusions
  • Systemic diseases affecting spinal function
  • Weakness associated with a neurological diagnosis
  • Work-related back pain and injuries

Our spine treatments and services

Our fellowship-trained spine specialists provide comprehensive neurological care and orthopedic care to help treat your back and neck pain. We will work with you to determine the best treatment method to meet your needs. 

Pain management services

Our pain management consultants work closely with our team of physicians, nurses, physical therapists and occupational therapists to provide a personalized treatment plan.

We also offer interventional pain management techniques, such as implantable pumps that dispense medication and stimulate the spinal cord to relieve back spasms.

Spine surgery

When more conservative treatment methods are not effective, your doctor may recommend spine surgery. We offer the following procedures:

  • Artificial disc replacement surgery — This procedure involves replacing a herniated disc with an artificial disc to provide pain relief without affecting the spine's anatomical structure.
  • Cervical and lumbar fusions — These surgeries involve fusing two or more vertebrae together to stabilize the spine and prevent movement that may cause pain.
  • Discectomy — This surgery removes herniated disc material that presses on the spinal cord or a nerve.
  • Kyphoplasty — This procedure relieves pain caused by compression fractures. Kyphoplasty involves injecting bone cement through a small hole in the skin into a fractured vertebra.
  • Laminectomy — Also called open decompression, this procedure is typically performed on the cervical, thoracic or lumbar sections of the spine to alleviate pain. It removes a small vertebra over the nerve root or disc material under the nerve root.
  • Spinal stenosis surgery — This procedure is designed to alleviate painful symptoms of lumbar spinal stenosis. It is a minimally invasive procedure that involves inserting a device into the back of the spine to prevent you from bending too far backward at the narrowed segment.
Minimally invasive spine surgery

Depending on your condition and the type of surgery needed, you may be a candidate for minimally invasive surgery. This type of procedure allows us to operate using small incisions and an endoscope (a long, flexible tube with a camera at the end). Benefits of minimally invasive surgery include a shorter recovery time and less postoperative pain.

Physical therapy

After surgery, physical therapy and rehabilitation can play an important role in your recovery. We will work with you to assess your needs and create a rehabilitation plan that helps you meet your goals. We may also recommend physical therapy as a nonsurgical treatment approach to help alleviate back pain.

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