Spine Care Services at OhioHealth
OhioHealth provides comprehensive orthopedic care of the spine.
The spine is a complex structure of bones, joints, muscles, ligaments, tendons, nerves and the spinal cord itself. OhioHealth has orthopedic and neurologic specialists who are highly skilled spine care experts.
What Our Orthopedic Spine Specialists Treat
At OhioHealth, our orthopedic spine specialists treat a wide range of spine conditions, including:
When you come to us with back or neck pain, our spine specialists will perform a thorough physical exam and medical history. Diagnosing the cause of your pain may include imaging or blood tests. After we have a better understanding of what may be the problem, we’ll work with you to find treatment options that fit your goals.
Non-Surgical Treatment Options
Our team will start with non-surgical treatment options. The most common treatments for back pain include:
- Exercise and activity
Following a prescribed activity regimen and avoiding bed rest can help regain strength and promote healing. Your physician will diagnose your pain and provide you with a customized activity plan.
- Physical therapy
We have physical therapists specially trained in spine care. Following a prescribed activity regimen and avoiding bed rest can help regain strength and promote healing. Your physician will diagnose your pain and provide you with a customized activity plan.
- Pain medicine
Anti-inflammatories (such as ibuprofen), acetaminophen or muscle relaxers help reduce muscle tension and increase ability to move. Upon diagnosis, your physician will prescribe pain medication if it is needed to treat your condition.
We also offer minimally invasive spine procedures, including:
- Epidural injections
Your doctor injects steroid medication into the spinal column. Reduces inflammation and pain associated with pinched nerves in the spine.
- Lumbar facet injections/medial branch blocks
Your doctor injects a local anesthetic (numbing medicine) into your spinal column in the low back.
- Lumbar radiofrequency ablation
Your doctor uses an electrical current to heat up a small area of nerve tissue in the low back, which decreases pain signals from the nerve.
- Lumbar discograms
Lumbar discography is an injection technique used to evaluate patients with back pain who have not responded to extensive conservative (nonsurgical) care. The most common use of lumbar discograms is for surgical planning prior to a lumbar fusion.
Surgical Treatment Options
If conservative (non-surgical) treatment options do not resolve your pain, your doctor may recommend surgical treatment. If you need surgery, your doctor will talk to you about what kind of surgery is right for you.
We are experts in minimally invasive surgical techniques, providing procedures to ensure you have the least amount of surgical intervention needed to successfully treat your back or spine condition.
Surgical spine treatment options we offer include: