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.
Spine care centers in Florida
Your spine is your foundation, the literal backbone of who you are.
So if you're dealing with a spine injury or back pain, it can be particularly bothersome. We know that the way your body feels can directly impact every area of your life. If you're experiencing this kind of pain, the orthopedic and neurologic experts at HCA Florida Healthcare's hospitals are here to help. Our doctors partner with you to help you understand your condition, alleviate concerns and make sure you feel comfortable with the treatment plan for the road ahead.
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Spine conditions we treat
Our spine teams treat a wide range of conditions, such as:
- Aneurysms of the spinal arteries
- Brachial plexus nerve injury
- 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
- Occipital neuralgia
- Spinal compression and trauma fractures
- Spinal cord injuries
- Spinal cord syrinx (syringomyelia)
- Spinal malformations
- Spinal stenosis
- Spinal tuberculosis (TB)
Treatments for spine conditions
Our doctors will most often recommend conservative methods of care, such as physical therapy, before recommending spine surgery. However, we know that no two spines are the same. That's why our spine specialists provide individualized treatment from diagnosis through recovery. Regardless of the recommendation for your treatment, we'll sit down with you to create a treatment plan that works for you and your family. Throughout the process, we’ll be right by your side, always there to answer questions, address concerns and do everything we can to keep you informed, comfortable and confident in your care.
Nonsurgical and minimally invasive back and neck treatment
Our nonsurgical and minimally invasive therapies include:
Nerve stimulation techniques
During nerve stimulation, your spine specialist will deliver low-voltage, electrical currents to relieve pain. This technique is minimally invasive and usually not painful for patients.
Rehabilitative care often involves physical therapy to strengthen and stabilize your core—this helps alleviate some of the strain on the spine. This happens under medically supervised fitness plans developed by board-certified physical therapists.
During a spinal injection, your specialist will use image-guided technology to deliver medication directly to the site causing pain. These medications reduce pain and inflammation.
Advanced spine surgery
For some patients, the thought of spinal surgery can feel overwhelming — and we get that. Which is why our highly-experienced orthopedic teams work hard to ease any concerns you may have.
Our specialists have extensive training and years of experience in performing routine and complex spinal surgeries, such as:
- Intrathecal pump placement
- Spinal decompression
- Spinal fusion
Every single plan for spine surgery revolves around one person — you. Our doctors partner with you to ensure that you and your family are on board with your treatment because we consider you a part of the team.
Robotic spine surgery
When possible, our spine surgeons are also experienced in performing advanced robot-assisted surgery. During robotic surgery, our surgeons are able to operate with enhanced precision and images of the surgical site. This provides many benefits to you as the patient, including reduced recovery times.
Our expert spine specialists
At HCA Florida, we use a team-based approach that allows us to provide you with seamless orthopedic care from diagnosis through recovery. To do this, we bring together your specialist, primary care physician and a host of other clinical support staff committed to returning you to an active lifestyle as quickly as possible.
Your spine team may include:
- Orthopedic doctors (orthopedists)
- Orthopedic surgeons