Spinal surgery requires a high degree of skill and precision, and the neurosurgical spine specialists at Henrico Doctors' Hospital have years of experience using innovative surgical techniques that improve patient outcomes. We emphasize a conservative approach to treatment and perform minimally invasive surgery whenever possible, including for cervical, thoracic and lumbar herniated discs and decompression procedures for cervical, thoracic and lumbar stenosis. We also perform spinal fusion, microdiscectomy, artificial cervical disc spinal surgery and kyphoplasty/vertebroplasty.
Henrico Doctors' Hospital's neurosurgical spine specialists are experienced in the diagnosis and treatment of spine disorders and diseases. They have been through specialized training in spinal conditions and have performed and assisted in many different types of spine surgeries. All our spine specialists use the most advanced technology, including digital biplane angiography (or 3DRA) to precisely target and help deliver treatment for spinal problems.
When to Seek Evaluation
The spine is a complex structure that provides mobility and strength to the body. A healthy neck and back contribute to fluid movements, but, when there is a deformity, injury or disease of the spine, common activities, such as turning, bending or stretching, may become painful.
Whereas most back pain will start to improve within a day or two of restricted activity or over-the-counter medication, if you find yourself taking medication repeatedly or over an extended period of time to relieve back or neck pain, you should see one of our spine specialists. In those cases, our primary care doctors can help you determine which spine specialist (neurosurgeon or orthopedic surgeon) is right for you.