Your spine is comprised of 220 ligaments, 100 joints, 120 muscles and 33 individual vertebrae. With all of these working parts, 8 out of 10 Americans end up suffering from back pain. Because the spine protects your spinal cord, which is responsible for delivering messages throughout the body, spine care is crucial to our health. Fortunately, when problems arise, there are many different ways to treat your spine.
At Mercy Health, our goal is always to heal your spine without spinal surgery. In fact, we're proud to share that most of our patients can return to healthy living with non-surgical care, such as exercise, medication, physical therapy and injections.
However, when surgery is needed, you can count on our experts to treat you with the care and compassion you need. Through thorough medical exams, a review of your medical history, and imaging or blood tests, our team of caregivers can help identify if open or minimally invasive surgery best fits your needs.
Common Spine Conditions We Treat:
- Cervical Cord Compression
- Cervical Radiculopathy (Nerve Root Compression)
- Cervical Spondylolysis
- Cervical Spondylotic Myelopathy
- Cervical Stenosis
- Compression Fractures
- Herniated Disc (Lumbar and Cervical)
- Lower Back Pain
- Lumbar Radiculopathy (Nerve Root Compression)
- Lumbar Spondylolisthesis
- Lumbar Stenosis
- Ossification of Posterior Longitudinal Ligament (OPLL)
- Scheuermann's Disease
- Spinal Tumors
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