Back and spine specialists in Roanoke, Virginia

At LewisGale Medical Center, we provide exceptional spine care services to patients with a variety of conditions affecting the back and neck. We offer a wide range of treatment options, including physical rehabilitation and surgical, nonsurgical and minimally invasive procedures, to help relieve pain and restore your mobility.

To learn more about our spine care program or to find a spine doctor, please call our Consult-A-Nurse® line at (877) 242-2362.

Superior orthopedic spine care

LewisGale Medical Center's spine surgeons and support staff are committed to offering high-quality spine and orthopedic care. Patients choose us for:

  • Multispecialty care from a team dedicated to you Our team includes board-certified and fellowship-trained experts in spinal surgery, orthopedic surgery, neurosurgery, physiatry, anesthesiology, pain management and interventional radiology, as well as therapists and other professionals who work together to provide whole-patient care.
  • Care throughout the journey We’re here every step of the way, from diagnosis through recovery with case management and coordinated care customized to your needs.
  • Advanced diagnostic imaging tools This includes bone densitometry, open magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and a large-opening computerized tomography (CT) scanner with tumor localization providing a more precise diagnosis and treatment.
  • Specialized programs before and after surgery In addition to advanced diagnostics, our hospital also offers pain management services and both inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation services from licensed therapists who understand spine conditions. This means you can get everything you need in one location, from one team.
  • Support in a full-service hospital — If you need surgery, it’s at a hospital with all the services and amenities you need for a comfortable recovery.

Spine conditions we treat

Back and neck pain is the most common reason someone visits a doctor. Our multidisciplinary spine care team includes orthopedic doctors and surgeons, pain management specialists and physical therapists. We treat a vast array of spinal conditions and injuries, including:

  • Bone spurs
  • Curvature of the spine (scoliosis and kyphosis)
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Herniated discs
  • Narrowing of the spinal cord (spinal stenosis and myelopathy)
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Sciatica
  • Slipped vertebra (spondylolisthesis)
  • Spinal tumors and cancer
  • Spine fractures
  • Spine infections
  • Sports injuries caused by repetitive movements or trauma

Spine care treatments

Our hospital offers several types of treatment options for people with spinal conditions.

Nonsurgical approaches

Depending on the severity of your condition and your overall health, nonsurgical treatment for your spinal condition might be the best course of action. These treatments include physical therapy and rehabilitation, nerve stimulation, radiofrequency ablation and spinal injections.

Spine surgery

In many cases, we can use minimally invasive spine surgery techniques, including robotic surgery, to stabilize joints, decompress pinched nerves, fuse bones and correct deformities — all through a few small incisions. This means less trauma to muscles and tissues, resulting in shorter operations, less pain after surgery and a faster recovery. Many patients go home within a day or two.

We offer a variety of spine surgeries, including:

  • Direct lateral interbody fusion (DLIF) — This minimally invasive approach to spinal fusion involves the surgeon accessing the spine from the patient's side, sparing surrounding tissues and muscles.
  • Disc replacement surgery — This procedure involves surgically replacing a damaged disc with an artificial one.
  • Discectomy/microdiscectomy — This procedure involves removing all or part of the disc or the cushion between the vertebrae.
  • Foraminotomy — In this procedure, a surgeon removes bone or tissue to open the space where the nerves leave the spinal canal and is sometimes performed with spinal fusion surgery.
  • Kyphoplasty — This surgical treatment for spinal fractures involves a balloon to create a space filled with medical cement. It helps to ease pain and restore height.
  • Laminectomy or laminotomy — These procedures involve removing the part of the backbone that covers the spinal canal to relieve pressure on the spinal nerves. They are often performed with spinal fusion surgery.
  • Spinal fusion — This procedure increases spine stability by joining two vertebrae using bone grafts and sometimes implants, such as rods and screws.

Spine care at HCA Virginia

Spine doctors, who can be orthopedists or neurosurgeons, diagnose and treat problems linked to your spine. They can help with neck and back pain as well as injuries, trauma and diseases related to the spine. You may need to see a spine specialist if you have a herniated disk, nerve damage, sciatica or chronic back pain.

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