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Spine care

Spine specialists, who can be orthopedists or neurosurgeons, diagnose and treat injuries, trauma and diseases related to the spine. Spine care doctors also offer care for herniated discs, nerve damage, sciatica, neck pain or chronic back pain.

Spine doctors in Asheville, North Carolina

Your spine forms the literal backbone of your daily activity. We treat it with the importance it demands.

Neck and back problems should never be accepted realities. At Mission Hospital, our dedicated spine specialists believe that everyone deserves to live free of pain, discomfort and limited activity, so we help you do just that.

Conditions we treat in our spine care program

Our neck and back pain specialists provide compassionate, individualized care for a range of spinal conditions, including:

  • Arteriovenous malformations
  • Carotid artery stenosis
  • Cerebral aneurysms
  • Cervical fractures
  • Cervical radiculopathy
  • Cervical stenosis
  • Cervical tumors
  • Chronic subdural hematomas
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Fragility fractures
  • Herniated disks
  • Lumbar radiculopathy
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Sciatica
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal infection
  • Spinal instability
  • Spinal vertebral tumors
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylolysis
  • Vertebral compression fractures

Orthopedic spine care services we offer

Ensuring the health and mobility of your neck, back and spine requires the commitment and attention of a multidisciplinary group of orthopedic specialists. That is our steadfast commitment to you.

Diagnostic and imaging tests we offer for spine care

Even symptoms as simple as recurring neck or back pain can be indicators of larger, more serious spinal issues. In order to form an effective treatment plan, we offer a variety of tests that can get to the root of what's going on. The tests we offer include:

  • Computerized tomography (CT) scans
  • Electromyography (EMG)
  • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
  • Nerve conduction studies
  • Ultrasound imaging

Nonsurgical treatments for back and neck pain

When you come to us for orthopedic spine care, we are your advocates, every step of the way. That means we put an emphasis on holistic approaches to ensure you get the least invasive treatments first. Above all, our objective is to correct spinal abnormalities, relieve your pain and stop complications in their tracks. We do this through treatments such as:

  • Botulinum toxin (commonly known as the brand name "Botox") injections
  • Braces and splints
  • Interventional pain management, including injections, nerve blocks and ablation procedures
  • Non-opioid pain medication
  • Physical therapy and rehabilitation
  • Spinal orthotics
  • Spinal nerve stimulators
  • Sports medicine techniques
  • Trigger point injections

Minimally invasive spine surgery

If nonsurgical treatments prove ineffective, you will be cared for by board-certified, fellowship-trained orthopedic spine surgeons. These committed professionals are a trusted resource in the region, and work tirelessly to get you moving the way you want and need.

The most common type of procedure directly targeting the spine is spinal fusion surgery, which we are able to accomplish with minimally invasive techniques. This surgery is most often needed if bones in your vertebrae — which protect your spinal cord — are rubbing against each other, stretching adjoining muscles, nerves and ligaments. The spinal fusion procedure permanently joins two or more of the bones in your spine, pushing away the muscles of your back to relieve pain. Being able to accomplish this via minimally invasive means is particularly beneficial to you, because using smaller incisions means minimal scarring, a faster recovery and a shorter hospital stay.

Spinal fusion preoperative classes

If you are scheduled for spinal fusion surgery and have additional questions, we can help. We offer free, accompanying education classes taught by nurse navigators who will help you understand what to expect before, during and after your procedure. They also provide guidance on how to prepare your home for optimal recovery.

To sign-up or request more information, please call use at (828) 213-2693.

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