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As a comprehensive treatment for back, neck and spine problems, we offer the most advanced surgical and non-surgical treatment options to help you find lasting relief from chronic neck and back pain.

Whether you simply need physical therapy to strengthen your back or surgery to repair a broken vertebra, our expert spine doctors can help you to feel better and return to a happy, pain-free life.

Non-Surgical Treatment

East Cooper Medical Center provides a range of non-surgical treatment options for conditions causing back pain that include:

  • Chronic Pain Management: including biofeedback, medication, transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation and counseling.
  • Injections: such as epidural steroid injections, cortisone steroid injections, facet joint injections and injections to the nerve root sacroiliac.
  • Physical Therapy: including both passive and active treatments, stretching, strengthening and low impact aerobic exercise

Surgical Services

While most cases of back pain can be successfully treated with non-surgical options, some conditions may require surgery. Some of the diagnoses that may need surgery include:

  • Herniated Discs
  • Myelopathy and Stenosis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Vertebral Fractures
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Spinal Cord Compression
  • Sciatica

Board-certified spine surgeons at East Cooper Medical Center work with a specialized team of physicians to determine the best surgical treatment options for the patient. Surgical options may include:

  • Robotic-assisted spine surgery using Globus ExcelsiusGPS, a sophisticated surgical guidance system for performing spinal fusion. It is designed specifically to make spinal fusion safer, and help surgeons ensure implants and hardware placement are even more precise. It increases accuracy by utilizing navigation and 3D technology to help surgeons pre-map their surgical approach. During surgery, the robotic arm assists the surgeon to precisely place implants into a patient’s spine. The minimally invasive approach enables the surgeon to separate the muscles surrounding the spine rather than cutting through them resulting in smaller incisions, less tissue damage, and less pain. Minimally invasive procedures using the Globus ExcelsiusGPS can mean less blood loss, less muscle damage, and faster recovery.
  • Endoscopic Spine Surgery is performed with an endoscope through a small incision.  Endoscopic spine surgery helps minimize the amount of tissue injury, trauma and post-operative pain for patients.
  • Laminectomy/Discectomy: a procedure in which part of the lamina is removed as well as a portion of a ligament. The herniated disc is then removed.
  • Microdiscectomy: similar to a discectomy, but using a smaller injection.
  • Lumbar Spinal Fusion: when two or more vertebra are joined together using bone grafts, screws and rods.
  • Treatment of Spine Trauma
  • Treatment of Spinal Cord Injury
  • Hardware Revision

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