Spine specialists in Richmond, Virginia
No two spines are the same. That's why back specialists at Henrico Doctors’ Hospital provide you with individualized treatment from diagnosis through recovery. Our approach to care is to use nonsurgical treatments whenever possible. We will do everything we can to get you back to living the active life you enjoy.
For more information about Henrico Doctors' Hospital's spine care services or for help finding a doctor, call our free, 24/7 Consult-A-Nurse line at (804) 320-3627 (DOCS).
We are proud to be a recipient of Healthgrades' America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Spine Surgery Award. We have also received five stars from Healthgrades for excellence in care and outcomes for back and neck surgeries as well as spinal fusions.
Henrico Doctors’ Hospital has been awarded Disease-Specific Care Certification for Spinal Fusion from The Joint Commission. The certification recognizes health care organizations that provide clinical programs across the continuum of care for spine conditions that require spinal fusion surgery. For more information, please visit The Joint Commission website.
Back and neck conditions
The spine is a very complex structure. It allows the body to move fluidly while providing vital support. A deformity, injury or disease can lead to debilitating pain that makes common activities extremely uncomfortable. Common back conditions include:
- Bone spurs
- Degenerative disc disease
- Herniated discs
- Scoliosis and kyphosis
- Spinal stenosis and myelopathy
- Spinal tumors and cancer
- Spine fractures
- Spine infections
- Sports injuries
Non-surgical and minimally invasive treatments for back and neck pain
A personalized approach to care sets our spine doctors apart. We address how your pain and discomfort impacts your lifestyle. Prior to recommending surgery, we will typically first try to remedy your pain through physical therapy or other minimally invasive treatments, such as spinal injections.
Minimally invasive spine surgery
With minimally invasive spine surgery, many patients are able to go home soon after surgery, sometimes even the same day. If spine surgery is appropriate for your condition, we will do our best to provide you with this surgical approach. It can enable you to experience less pain, a shorter hospital stay and a faster recovery.
Minimally invasive procedures we offer include:
- Artificial cervical disk spinal surgery
- Decompression procedures for cervical, thoracic and lumbar stenosis
- Kyphoplasty and vertebroplasty
- Spinal fusion
- Treatments for cervical, thoracic and lumbar herniated discs
Find a spine care specialist at Henrico Doctors' Hospital.
At Parham and Henrico Doctors’ Hospital, we offer Spine education classes to help prepare you and your coach for surgery and your recovery at home. A coach can be a family member, friend or caregiver, anyone who will help you at home after surgery. The coach is invited to attend the class with you. The classes are provided by the spine program coordinator and also include instructions about therapy.
The spine program coordinator will work with you and your coach through your spine surgery to be sure you are progressing and to ensure satisfaction throughout the entire care experience.
Pre-Op Education classes
Cervical (neck) surgery:
- Thursdays at 9:30am at Parham Doctors’ Hospital
- Fridays at 9:30am at Henrico Doctors’ Hospital
Lumbar (back) spine surgery:
- Thursdays at 1:00pm at Parham Doctors’ Hospital
- Fridays at 1:00pm at Henrico Doctors’ Hospital
For more registration information, please contact Karen Mitchell, RN, BSN, (Spine Program Coordinator) at (804)-967-5352.
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.Learn about Spine care
- Chippenham Hospital
- Henrico Doctors' Hospital
- John Randolph Medical Center
- Johnston-Willis Hospital
- LewisGale Hospital Montgomery
- LewisGale Medical Center
- Parham Doctors’ Hospital
- Reston Hospital Center
- Spotsylvania Regional Medical Center
- StoneSprings Hospital Center