The spine consists of five separate divisions: cervical (seven vertebrae), thoracic (12 vertebrae), lumbar (five vertebrae), the sacrum, and the coccyx. Each vertebra interlocks with the segment above and below it, and a disc between each one provides cushioning for the spine. This vertebral body is part of the border of the spinal canal, which the spinal cord runs through to transmit nerve signals.
There are different conditions that may cause a physician to recommend surgery of the spine. These include stenosis or narrowing of the spinal canal, disc herniation and some deformities. These conditions can put pressure on the spinal canal and the nerves within it, causing a variety of symptoms including pain and numbness.
The CORE Institute Specialty Hospital offers several spine procedures to address painful problems of the spine. Specific patient education is provided by our physicians and staff prior to these procedures, so patients understand the details of their surgery and the plan for their recovery.
- Anterior Cervical Disc Fusion
- Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion
- Cervical Medial Branch Blocks for Chronic Neck Pain & Headaches
- Cervical Radiofrequency Neurotomy for Chronic Neck Pain & Headaches
- Lateral Lumbar Interbody Fusion
- Lumbar Laminectomy
- Lumbar Medial Branch Blocks for Low Back Pain
- Lumbar Radiofrequency Neurotomy for Chronic Low Back Pain
- Posterior Cervical Decompression and Fusion
- Posterior Lumbar Spinal Fusion
- Sacroiliac Joint Fusion
Non-surgical spinal pain management
The CORE Institute Specialty Hospital offers an interventional spine program to manage spinal pain. This approach can often reduce pain and improve mobility for people with spinal issues without the need for surgery. Interventional spine procedures can address conditions such as arthritis, herniated discs, sciatica and spinal stenosis. Procedures include spinal injections, medial branch blocks, spinal cord stimulators and other techniques aimed at reducing pain and discomfort. Ask your doctor to learn more about whether these procedures are right for you.