Spinal Disorders and Back Pain
Marcus Neuroscience Institute at Boca Raton Regional Hospital has one of
the few Joint Commission-accredited comprehensive spine centers in the
state. Our experts - in everything from surgery to pain management - provide
a unique approach for every spinal disorder patient. We believe in tailoring
your therapy to meet your needs and comfort level, and ultimately help
you live a life with less pain.
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Our neurologists and neurosurgeons have the newest and most sophisticated
tools and technology at their fingertips. This includes the Mazor XTM Robotic Guidance Platform, which provides superior precision during minimally
invasive procedures, as well as intraoperative MRI and CT and a 4D endoscopic system.
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 and shoulders (radiculopathy)
- Spine tumors
- Congenital skeletal abnormalities
- Traumatic injuries, including fractures
How do Marcus Neuroscience Institute experts diagnose spinal disorders?
Before we diagnose your condition, you will come in for a comprehensive
evaluation and consultation with our team. During this exam, we’ll
review any previous tests you’ve had and learn about the therapies
you’ve already tried. This helps us better understand your condition
and come up with the best treatment plan.
After the exam, we may ask you to undergo additional tests, which may include
a SPECT/CT, which 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 medications
into your spine to block pain and nerve signals. If your symptoms are
alleviated, this can help us determine the source of your pain.
How are spinal disorders treated at Marcus Neuroscience Institute?
We have experts in both surgical and non-surgical treatments for spinal
disorders. We take a conservative approach to spinal disorder treatment
and use non-surgical therapies when appropriate. These treatments can include:
- Physical therapy with specially trained physicians and therapists
- Medicine (anti-inflammatories)
- Epidural steroid injections
- Facet injections or blocks
- Nerve root injections
- Radiofrequency ablations
- Cognitive-behavioral therapy
Only a fraction of back problems require surgery, but if your condition
would benefit from surgery, our experts have access to the latest treatment
technologies. We were one of the first spine centers in Florida to use
the Mazor XTM Robotic Guidance Platform. It combines 3D pre-operative planning, robotic
guidance and intra-operative surgical navigation for precise placement
of spinal implants and screws through micro-incisions. The angle, width
and length of every screw is specifically mapped for each patient individually
and guided in real time during the procedure. In addition, the use of
intraoperative MRI and CT scans provide detailed pictures of bones and
soft tissue, which also can improve accuracy.
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 offer many minimally invasive surgical options, often performed on an
outpatient basis. In general, minimally invasive procedures carry less
risk for infection and other complications, shorten hospital stays when
they are needed, reduce pain and speed recovery.
We have a compassionate, multidisciplinary team dedicated to finding a
solution to your back pain. When you come to Marcus Neuroscience Institute,
you can expect:
- A comprehensive and conservative approach, using non-surgical or minimally
invasive treatment whenever possible
- Treatment that is tailored to fit your needs and preferences
- A team of experts with the most sophisticated tools and technology
We will find the right treatment for you.