Spine Services 2017-02-03T15:09:44+00:00

Spine Services

At OAM we care for adult patients with neck and back problems including:

  • Condition caused by aging (degenerative disease): Lumbar and spinal stenosis, degenerative disc disease, herniated disc, osteoporosis and fragility/compression fractures of the spine, spondylolisthesis

  • Central spinal cord compression (myelopathy) of the cervical and thoracic spine

  • Problems with a spinal nerve root (radiculopathy) of the cervical, thoracic or lumbar spine

  • Arthritis of the spine

  • Tumors of the spine and spinal cord

  • Spinal deformities such as scoliosis and kyphosis

  • Spine trauma and spinal cord injuries

  • Acute or chronic back and neck pain

The staff of our Spine Center includes fellowship-trained, board-certified orthopedic surgeons specializing in surgical and nonsurgical treatment of cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spinal disorders and fractures, as well as pain management and electro-diagnostic medicine. Our physicians are supported by an expert team of highly trained physical therapists, nurses, radiologists, and other key professional working together to provide expert care for disorders and trauma of the spine.

Our services include evaluation, pain management, physical therapy and surgery.

Evaluation

  • Complete musculoskeletal evaluation

  • Comprehensive radiology imaging including MRI, CT scans, bone scans, X-rays and PRY scans

  • EMG/nerve conduction studies through Neurology

  • Evaluation for inflammatory arthritis

  • Discography

Pain Management

  • Injections (epidural injections, nerve root blocks, facet injections, dorsal rhizotomy, sacroiliac injections

  • Pain medication consultation

  • Spinal cord stimulators

Physical Therapy

  • Strengthening, stretching, core exercises and manual therapy
  • There is a complete Physical Therapy department at OAM

Surgery

Harnessing the most advanced surgical techniques, Spine Center surgeons treat all spine conditions from the base of the skull (cervical spine) to the pelvis (lumbar spine).

Surgeons frequently perform decompression, fusion and instrumentation procedures via minimally invasive and/or endoscopic approaches, as well as via traditional open surgery when appropriate. In addition to procedures such as discectomy, laminoplasty, surgeons perform osteotomies for spinal deformity and treat scoliosis.

OAM spine surgeons bring special expertise in minimally invasive instrumented fusion, anterior fusion in the lumbar spine (direct lateral interbody fusion) and endoscopic lumbar decompressions.