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Back and neck pain can be severe and disabling. At the Detroit Medical Center (DMC), we understand the burden of living in pain. Together, we'll work to find the source of your spinal-related pain and put you on the road to recovery.
The DMC's Spine Center team includes:
Surgical and non-surgical orthopedic physicians
Pain management specialists
Nurses specializing in orthopedic care
These expert specialists work together to design a comprehensive treatment plan tailored to your specific needs. You'll have access to some of the latest technologies, including minimally invasive procedures that may result in shorter hospital stays and
Our orthopedic experts work with you to provide the best course of treatment and recovery, with a focus on exploring all your nonsurgical options first. Patients who are treated surgically recover on a floor within the
hospital specializing in the care of orthopedic patients. After discharge, you have access to expert outpatient rehabilitation for a seamless transition to recovery.
Orthopedic Spine Treatment Options
Just a few non-surgical or minimally invasive orthopedic treatment options that the DMC Spine Center offers include:
Epidural steroid injections – injections used to treat back and neck pain by reducing inflammation around the nerves.
Face joint injections – injections used to treat joint pain in the back or neck caused by arthritis.
Facet joint radiofrequency ablation/neurotomy – a minimally invasive procedure using heat from a needle tip to stop pain signals caused by arthritic back or neck pain.
Spinal cord stimulator – a small implantable device used to block pain signals in the back and legs and/or the neck and arms.
Disc decompression – a minimally invasive procedure aimed at decreasing the size of a disc herniation.
Intradiscal stem cell therapy – use of the patient’s own stem cells as a form of regenerative medicine to treat chronic back pain caused by degenerative disc disease.
Physical therapy – a conservative approach for restoration of movement and physical function using therapeutic exercises and education.
Some of the surgical orthopedic treatment options we offer for back and neck pain include:
Microdiscectomy – a minimally invasive procedure for removing disc material that has herniated or moved to an abnormal location, causing pressure on the spinal cord or one of its nerve roots.
Spinal fusion – a surgery to permanently connect two or more vertebrae in the spine, eliminating motion between them.
Spinal decompression (laminectomy) – a surgery that creates space by removing the back part of the vertebra that covers the spinal canal, which enlarges the spinal canal to relieve pressure on the spinal cord or nerves.
Vertebroplasty and kyphoplasty – a minimally invasive surgical procedure to stabilize a spinal compression fracture.
Spine fracture and spinal cord injury – non-invasive, minimally invasive or invasive procedures to decompress and stabilize spinal fractures and spinal cord injury.
Deformity spinal surgery – surgery involving both spinal fusion and instrumentation to improve the alignment of the spine for those with scoliosis or kyphosis.
Your Personal Care Navigator
Treatment begins with just one easy call to the DMC Care Navigator. Our DMC Care Navigator will help you:
Connect to the specialist(s) best suited to your needs.
Manage all of your follow up treatments and care.
Call or fill out the form on this page to speak to with a Care Navigator today.
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