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Back & Spine Care

The spine plays a critical role in giving us mobility and stability, but it can be extremely vulnerable to injury. Whether you're dealing with a spine injury, a congenital birth defect or deformity, or chronic back problems, the back and spine experts at Wheaton Franciscan can help.

Specialized Care for the Back, Spine & Neck

Our team of physicians, nurses and specially trained staff are leaders in the diagnosis, treatment and repair of some of the most challenging neck and spine conditions. Our comprehensive team includes board-certified neurosurgeons and orthopedic surgeons, physiatrists (doctors who specialize in physical rehabilitation), pain management specialists, neurologists and specially trained nurses and physical therapists. Together, we are dedicated to helping free you from back pain using the least invasive and most effective methods available.

Back & Spine Conditions We Treat

Common back and spine diseases and conditions we treated include:

  • Arthritis
  • Degenerative disk disease
  • Dislocations and fractures
  • Fractured vertebrae
  • Herniated lumbar and cervical discs
  • Neck and arm pain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Pinched nerves
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Ruptured, slipped or herniated disk
  • Sacroiliac joint pain
  • Sciatica
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal tumors and cysts
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Spondylolisthesis

Advanced Treatments We Offer

At the forefront of back and spine care, Wheaton Franciscan offers a wide range of advanced treatment options, from physical therapy and medication to epidural injections and minimally invasive surgery. Our specialists work with you to pinpoint the cause of your pain and find the right treatment solution for your needs.

Surgical procedures and treatments we offer include:

  • Anterior cervical discectomy and fusion
  • Back surgery
  • Discectomy
  • Epidural injections – cervical and lumbar
  • Facet joint injections
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Laminectomy
  • Laminoplasty
  • Laminotomy
  • Lumbar microdiscectomy
  • Lumbar spinal fusion – anterior, posterior, combined
  • Posterior cervical fusion
  • Radio frequency therapy
  • SI joint fusion
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Vertebroplasty

For More Information

If you are experiencing any physical discomfort or lack of normal function in your back or spine, it’s important to contact an orthopedic or neurologic specialist to determine the cause and learn about treatment options.

Learn about our neurology and pain management programs at Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare.

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