The WVU Medicine Spine Center provides comprehensive diagnosis and pain management of spinal problems, such as herniated discs, pinched nerves, neck pain, and low back pain. Our team combines the expertise of WVU Medicine neurologists, orthopaedic surgeons, neurosurgeons, pain management physicians, and rehabilitation services to target and provide each patient with the best possible treatment.
Conditions We Treat
Our spine specialists have extensive experience in the treatment of diseases and disorders of the spine, neck, and back, including:
- Degenerative disc disease
- Herniated discs
- Sciatica (pain in the sciatic nerve)
- Scoliosis (curvature of the spine)
- Spinal cord injuries
- Spinal stenosis (narrowing of the spaces within the spine)
- Tumors of the spine
- Vertebral compression fractures
Treatments and Services
Our main goal is to alleviate your pain and restore daily function as quickly as possible. Patients can now refer themselves to the WVU Medicine Spine Center. We provide evaluation, management, and rehabilitation of neurological and orthopaedic problems related to the spine, neck, and back.
At your first appointment, you’ll receive a comprehensive spine evaluation by a specially trained physician. Together, you and the spine center team will determine the best course of action, whether it’s surgical or non-surgical treatment. Using state-of-the-art diagnosis and treatment methods, our team provides evaluation with specialized equipment to help guide spinal injections, and neurorehabilitation that combines neurology and rehabilitative medicine.
Whenever possible, we use minimally invasive techniques with fewer incisions to treat a variety of conditions that shorten the time patients spend in the hospital and provide quicker recovery. With the Mazor X™ robotic surgical guidance system, our surgeons are able to perform a number of procedures with greater precision and better outcomes, including thoracic, cervical, and lumbar surgery.
We also coordinate patient care with the WVU Medicine Center for Integrative Pain Management, which offers a variety of therapies, such as behavioral medicine related to pain symptoms, massage therapy, and chiropractic care.