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Helping you maintain back and neck health

Back problems arise out of the blue and often have a dramatic impact on your life. As the community's most comprehensive and experienced back and neck team, The Christ Hospital Spine Institute's orthopedic surgeons, neurosurgeons, interventional radiologists, and pain management physicians work together to provide expert care, performing more spinal procedures than any other hospital in the area.

From your very first phone call, a registered nurse specializing is spine care makes finding the right specialist for you easy, says John Roberts, MD, orthopedic surgeon with The Christ Hospital. Through careful evaluation, we identify the source of your pain or other problems and offer non-surgical approaches when appropriate.

In fact, our pain management and interventional radiologists offer a variety of non-surgical options for treatment, including:

* Transforaminal epidural steroid injection
* Sacroiliac joint injections
* Facet joint injections
* Medial branch/facet nerve blocks
* Radiofrequency ablation
* Discogram

Surgical Options

If surgery is necessary, we emphasize minimally invasive techniques when appropriate, which offers patients a faster, less painful recovery. Some of the more common surgical procedures we provide include:

* Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion
* Kyphoplasty
* Lumbar Laminectomy
* Lumbar Fusion
* Lumbar Microdiscectomy
* Spinal Deformity Surgery
* Vertebroplasty

With a multi-disciplinary approach to care, the Spine Institute treats a wide range of back and neck problems, including:

* Adult Degenerative Scoliosis
* Adult Kyphosis
* Cervical Degenerative Disc Disease
* Cervical Stenosis
* Degenerative Spondylolisthesis
* Idiopathic Scoliosis
* Isthmic Spondylolisthesis
* Lumbar Sprain/Strain
* Lumbar Degenerative Disc Disease
* Lumbar Disc Herniation
* Lumbar Stenosis
* Spinal Fractures
* Spinal Stenosis

To learn more about the Spine Institute, please call 513-585-BACK or visit

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