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.

If you are experiencing back pain or any other problems with your spine, get in touch with our orthopaedic surgeons in Illinois


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:

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.


Contact Our Orthopaedic Surgeons | The Orthopaedic Institute of Southern Illinois

If you are experiencing problems with your back or spine, contact our back surgeons in Illinois or call any of our locations below:


Back and Spine Services

A few of the back and spine services we offer.

Our Back and Spine Team

Providers specializing in this practice area.

Treatment Locations

Visit these facilities for back and spine care.

  • The Orthopaedic Institute

    Herrin, IL

  • OISI – Carbondale

    Carbondale, IL

COVID-19 Precautions

We at Orthopaedic Institute of Southern Illinois are committed to continuing to provide the highest quality and safest orthopaedic care to the people of Southern Illinois.

In the interest of protecting our patients and employees, we have instituted the following procedures:

All patients will be screened according to CDC recommendations via telephone prior to their scheduled appointment date. These recommendations include screening for a fever, cough, shortness of breath. Upon arriving at any of our facilities, all people will be screen upon arrival.

We will not be allowing any visitors to accompany patients with the exception of a single parent accompanying a minor or a designated caregiver accompanying an impaired adult.

At this time, we will continue to provide full physician services in the office as well as physical and occupational therapy, imaging, pain management, and Urgent Care services for your urgent orthopaedic needs.

We are working closely with our hospital partners for the continued provision of urgent and emergent orthopaedic care.

Please remember to stay calm, stay smart, and if you are feeling ill, stay home.

Thank you,
The Physicians and Staff of Orthopaedic Institute of Southern Illinois.

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