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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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Spine surgeons in Trinity, Florida

Our board-certified spine care team has the experience and advanced training needed to treat diseases and disorders of the spine.

Conditions or injuries affecting the spine can be painful and impact your ability to move and function during everyday activities. At HCA Florida Trinity Hospital, our spine specialists provide comprehensive care to treat your back pain and help restore your mobility. From surgery preparation to rehabilitation, our team works together to provide you with the care you need every step of the way.

Spine conditions we treat

Our orthopedic care and neurological teams offer a wide range of treatment options for spine injuries and disorders, such as:

  • Compression fractures
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Infection or tumors of the spine
  • Injury or trauma to the spine
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Spinal deformities
  • Spondylolysis

Types of spine surgery we perform

Combining orthopedic surgery and neurosurgery, our dedicated spine team offers complete surgical solutions for spine conditions.

Minimally invasive spine surgery

Minimally invasive spine surgery uses several small incisions, rather than one long incision. Surgeons use special surgical instruments with a tiny camera to guide the procedure. Compared to traditional surgery, this technique offers benefits, such as:

  • Faster recovery
  • Less pain after surgery
  • Less scarring
  • Shorter hospital stay

Reconstructive spine surgery

Our surgeons perform reconstructive surgery to straighten the spine and relieve pressure on the spinal cord and spinal nerves. Reconstructive spine surgery can treat problems in the different regions of the back, including:

  • Cervical (neck)
  • Thoracic (upper back)
  • Lumbar (lower back)
  • Sacral (tailbone)

Types of reconstructive surgery include:

  • Spinal fusion surgery to permanently join two or more vertebrae
  • Spinal disc replacement to replace a diseased disc with an artificial one

Kyphoplasty

Kyphoplasty repairs compression fractures in vertebrae, which can be caused by osteoporosis (weakening of the bones). This procedure uses a balloon to restore the correct shape of the vertebra. Then, your surgeon injects a special bone cement into the vertebra to reinforce it.

Laminectomy

This type of surgery removes the lamina (part of a vertebra) or bone spurs in your spine to treat spinal stenosis. A laminectomy widens the spinal canal to relieve pressure on the spinal cord or spinal nerves.

Preoperative education for spine surgery

Once you and your doctor have determined that spine surgery is the best option for you, our spine care team will provide you with information about our preoperative education class. A physical therapist presents this class and covers topics, such as:

  • What you can expect before, during and after surgery
  • How to ensure the best outcome after surgery by participating in programs like physical therapy

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