Spine doctors, who can be orthopedists or neurosurgeons, diagnose and treat problems linked to your spine. They can help with neck and back pain as well as injuries, trauma and diseases related to the spine. You may need to see a spine specialist if you have a herniated disk, nerve damage, sciatica or chronic back pain.
Back pain specialist Gainesville
At HCA Florida North Florida Hospital, our neurologists and spine specialists treat conditions and diseases of the back and spine.
Our hospital's on-site neurology center offers advanced diagnostics and technology so our physicians can provide seamless spine care for our patients. By focusing on wellness and education prior to treatment and during recovery, our patients enjoy a faster return to daily activities.
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Spine conditions we treat
There are many different categories of spine disease. We provide treatment for:
- Aneurysms of the spinal arteries
- Brachial plexus nerve injuries
- Bone spurs
- Cancerous and noncancerous brain and spinal tumors
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Cauda equina syndrome (CES)
- Chiari malformation
- Degenerative disc disease
- Epidural abscesses
- Facet joint syndrome
- Herniated discs
- Lumbar plexus nerve injuries
- Multiple myeloma
- Neck or vertebral artery injuries
- Nerve compression syndromes
- Nerve sheath tumors
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Spinal compression fractures
- Chiari malformation
- Spinal cord injury
- Spinal cord syrinx (fluid-filled cavity)
- Spinal malformations
- Spinal stenosis
- Spinal trauma fractures
- Spinal tuberculosis (TB)
- Sub-occipital neuralgia
Our spine care program
Our program offers a variety of services, including surgery, to help patients with spine conditions.
Our spine surgeons
Our spine specialists have the expertise to diagnose and treat a wide variety of diseases affecting the spine. When pain or spinal dysfunction occur, a thoughtful, thorough diagnosis is crucial. We work together with specialists in neurology and orthopedic care to examine every patient with a multidisciplinary approach.
Our physicians will perform a complete evaluation that examines a patient's presenting symptoms, gait (how they walk) and the way they carry themselves when experiencing pain or weakness.
Our spine specialists are committed to finding the best treatment option for each patient. This could mean nonsurgical treatments, such as pain management, physical therapy, neurostimulator therapy or spine surgery. If your doctor recommends surgery, we offer a range of advanced, minimally invasive surgeries, so our patients have access to procedures that can shorten recovery times.
For more information about our spine services, please call our neurology center at (352) 331-3583.
Spine surgeries we offer
We work to exhaust as many conservative treatment options as possible before recommending surgery. However, if surgery is needed, our specialists have extensive training and years of experience in performing routine and complex spinal surgeries, such as:
- Intrathecal pump placement
- Peripheral nerve surgery
- Peroneal nerve release
- Spinal decompression
Our spine surgeons are also experienced in performing robotic surgery, which may be an option for certain spine procedures. By using robot-assisted technology, our surgeons are able to operate with enhanced precision and visualization. This is a highly effective tool when operating on delicate spinal nerves and structures.
Following a spine surgery or injury, most patients will require rehabilitative care during recovery. We offer inpatient rehabilitation for patients during their hospital stay and work with local partners to provide easy access to continued outpatient care.
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