Our back and spine surgeons bring a new level of spinal care to our region. With the most up-to-date technology at our disposal, we provide many modern techniques to people across Southern IL. Our centrally-located facilities provide patients with greater convenience and better access to spinal care and ancillary services.
State-of-the-Art Back and Spine Services
Conservative methods are the first line of treatment for back pain, and include medication, physical therapy, and steroid injections. However, if conservative treatments are unsuccessful, a surgical solution may be necessary. One of the most effective techniques to stabilize the spine is a spinal fusion procedure.
At The Orthopaedic Institute, we provide:
- Degenerative spine conditions services
- Spinal pain management services
- Musculoskeletal system prevention, diagnosis and treatment
- Minimally Invasive Outpatient Spine Surgery
- Back surgery
- Traditional surgery
- Non-surgical treatments
- Interventional Pain Management
- Physical therapy for back pain
Orthopaedic Spine Specialists
The spine is composed of 33 bones, individually known as the vertebrae. The spine is divided into five main regions, including: cervical (neck), thoracic (middle back), lumbar (lower back), sacral (back of the pelvis) and coccygeal (tailbone).
In addition to providing support to the body, the spine protects the spinal cord and nerves that transmit signals between the brain and the rest of the body. Once the cord reaches the lumbar spine, the nerve roots branch off and exit to the lower portion of the body.
Spinal degeneration occurs as a natural part of the aging process and can cause areas of the vertebrae to weaken and become unstable and nerve roots to become pinched. When this occurs, a number of services can be performed to help you stabilize the spine, regain mobility, and lessen pain. These modern techniques include minimally invasive lateral access procedures, cervical disc replacements, “one-inch” discectomy and other outpatient spine surgeries.
The Latest Technologies at Our Back and Spine Clinic
We are proud to have spine experts at our facility that can provide a less invasive option than traditional surgery for certain patients. We have the most innovative advances in technology and our back and spine clinics feature all digital radiographic imaging including MRIs, low dose 64-slice CT scanners, 3D digital mammography, ultrasound, bone densitometry, nuclear medicine. Our full-service laboratories bring cardiopulmonary departments, sleep labs, chemotherapy and infusions services all close to home.