Many back and neck conditions may be treated with conservative treatments such as massage, physical therapy, or injections. However, a small percentage of patients may require surgery to alleviate their painful condition.
Midwest Spine Areas of Expertise:
· Artificial Disc Replacement (in lieu of fusion surgery)
· Kyphosis (hump)
· Radiculopathy (inflammation of a nerve from a herniated disc)
· Ruptured or herniated discs
· Scoliosis (curvature of the spine) Juvenile and Adult
· Spinal Arthritis
· Spinal Cord Injury
· Spinal Stenosis (narrowing of the spinal canal)
· Spondylolisthesis (shifted vertebrae)
· Vertebral fractures
If your plan of care includes surgery, your care before and after surgery will be supported by a care team comprised of your surgeon, his/her midlevel provider(s), a registered nurse and clinical support staff.
The midlevel providers assist during surgery, make hospital rounds, see patients for their 1st post-operative visit, follow patients during their recheck visits and manage clinical care questions including addressing prescription refill requests. The RN will contact you after your discharge from the hospital and is available for telephone communications regarding your clinical care. The RN works together with clinical support staff to assist you in getting answers to your questions and helping you return to an active life.