Spinal Disorders and Back Pain
Marcus Neuroscience Institute at Boca Raton Regional Hospital takes a unique
approach to every spinal disorder patient. We believe in tailoring therapy
so it meets your needs and comfort level, and ultimately helps you live
a life with less pain.
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Our neurologists and neurosurgeons have experience treating all types of
spinal disorders, from common neck and back pain to traumatic injuries.
We use conservative treatments whenever possible and avoid surgery unless
it is absolutely necessary. When spinal surgery is needed, our team has
access to the latest tools and technology, including interoperative MRI
and CT scans.
Which spinal disorders are treated at Marcus Neuroscience Institute?
Whether you suffer from chronic back pain or a complex injury, our team
can help. At Marcus Neuroscience Institute, we treat a full range of spinal
- Chronic neck and back pain
- Degenerative disc disease, including collapsed discs
- Herniated discs
- Pain, numbness or tingling in the arms, legs, neck or shoulders (radiculopathy)
- Spine tumors
- Traumatic injuries, including fractures
How do Marcus Neuroscience Institute experts diagnose spinal disorders?
Before we diagnose your condition, you will come in for a physical exam
and consultation with our team. During this exam, we’ll go over
any previous tests you’ve had, such as electromyography (EMG), nerve
conducting studies or imaging. We need to learn about therapies you’ve
already tried to better understand your condition and come up with the
best treatment plan.
After the exam, we may ask you to undergo more imaging tests, such as MRI,
CT scan, X-ray or SPECT/CT. The SPECT/CT imaging test can show inflammation
around the spine that may not appear on a standard MRI or CT scan.
Depending on your symptoms, we may also use injection therapy to help diagnose
your condition. During these procedures, your doctor injects steroids
or medicine into your spine to block pain and nerve signals. If the injection
relieves your symptoms, it can help us figure out the source of your pain.
How are spinal disorders treated at Marcus Neuroscience Institute?
We take a conservative approach to spinal disorder treatment, which means
we will use non-surgical therapies when appropriate. These treatments
- Physical therapy
- Medicine (anti-inflammatories)
- Epidural steroid injections
- Facet injections or blocks
- Nerve root injections
- Radiofrequency ablations
If your condition requires surgery, our experienced neurosurgeons have
access to the latest treatment technologies, such as interoperative MRI
and CT scans. These tools give us a detailed picture of bones and soft
tissue, which can improve accuracy during surgery. This improved accuracy
can lead to reduced complications and better patient outcomes.
Most spinal disorder surgeries make more room in the spinal canal, which
relieves pressure on nerves. This nerve pressure is what causes symptoms
like pain, numbness or tingling.
Some of the surgical treatments we offer include:
- Discectomy and microdiscectomy
- Disc replacement
- Anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF)
- Spine stabilization
- Spinal fusion
- Herniated disc removal
- Spinal cord stimulation
We also have experience with many minimally invasive techniques. In some
cases, minimally invasive surgery can be an outpatient procedure, which
means you don’t need to stay in the hospital overnight.
When you come to Marcus Neuroscience Institute for spinal disorder and
back pain treatment, you can expect:
- A conservative approach to therapy that uses non-surgical or minimally
invasive treatments whenever possible
- Treatment that’s tailored to fit your needs and preferences
A highly skilled neurology and neurosurgery team that has the experience
and knowledge to find the right treatment for you