Neck, back and spine services in Virginia's New River Valley

Back and neck pain is one of the most common reasons people see a physician. At LewisGale Hospital Montgomery in Blacksburg, Virginia, we provide innovative nonsurgical and surgical treatments to reduce pain and improve your mobility with the least amount of downtime — all delivered with patient-focused, compassionate care.

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

Comprehensive spine care

Spine doctors can be both neurosurgeons and orthopedists, and your treatment will be administered by the most knowledgeable specialist depending on your unique condition. Your physician will collaborate with other specialists, including pain management specialists and physical therapists, to develop a treatment plan designed to provide you with the best outcome possible.

Spine conditions and injuries we treat

Some of the spine diseases and disorders we treat include:

  • Degenerative disc disease — breakdown of the discs
  • Herniated discs — ruptured or bulging discs
  • Osteoarthritis — cartilage in the joints wears down
  • Spinal stenosis and myelopathy — narrowing of the spinal cord
  • Spine fractures — caused by trauma, injury or arthritis
  • Spine infections (osteomyelitis)

Spine treatments

Our spine program includes both nonsurgical and surgical approaches.

Nonsurgical spine care

When possible, our spine specialists will use nonsurgical or minimally invasive treatments to address your condition. This approach can include physical therapy and rehabilitation, spinal injections, nerve stimulation and radiofrequency ablation.

Surgical spine care

When a surgical approach is necessary, our experienced spine surgeons and support staff will be with you each step of the way, providing pre-surgical education and postoperative care to give you a fast, comfortable recovery.

Spine surgeries we perform include:

  • Discectomy/microdiscectomy — removes all or part of the disc or the cushion between the vertebrae
  • Kyphoplasty — treats spinal fractures by using a balloon filled with medical cement to create space, helping to ease pain and restore height
  • Laminectomy or laminotomy — involve removing the part of the backbone that covers the spinal canal to relieve pressure on the spinal nerves and is often performed with spinal fusion surgery
  • Spinal fusion — increases spine stability by joining two vertebrae using bone grafts and sometimes implants, such as rods and screws

Spine care at HCA Virginia

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 disk, nerve damage, sciatica, neck pain or chronic back pain.

Learn about Spine care