Spine Center at St. Elizabeth Healthcare
Eight out of 10 Americans have experienced back pain, according to the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Back pain can range from a minor twinge to pain that keeps you from the activities you love. When you experience pain in your neck or back, you want answers and a treatment plan that will help get you back to the things you enjoy.
Comprehensive Care for Better Outcomes
Treating back and neck pain requires a comprehensive, integrated approach. That’s why the Spine Center brings together leading spine specialists together for a comprehensive approach to treat your spine issues.
Our teams work across disciplines – neurosurgeons, orthopedic spine surgeons, pain management specialists, physical therapists, radiologists and nurses – to create a plan that meets your specific needs. This integrated approach to diagnose and treat back or neck pain leads to better patient outcomes, which means you can get back more quickly to the things you love.
At the Spine Center, patients can access state-of-the-art inpatient and outpatient treatment options and diagnostic tests, making it easy to identify the underlying cause of back or neck pain, and effectively treat it. Our team provides both non-surgical and surgical solutions for both complex and more common spine conditions.
When you visit the Spine Center, your physician will work closely with you to understand your medical history, how long you have experienced back or neck pain and any recent injuries. Your physician will likely order imaging tests to better understand the cause of your pain, and then create a treatment plan with you and your team.
Most often, back and neck pain can be managed without surgery through medication, rest, lifestyle modifications and physical therapy. When surgery is required, our experienced team will lead you through your options, including the latest technology in spine surgery, such as Mobi-C cervical disc replacement and Mazor X spinal fusion.
Spine Conditions We Treat
Through the comprehensive Spine Center, we treat a number of back and neck related conditions and injuries including:
- Degenerative spine conditions
- Cervical spine conditions
- Lumbar spine conditions
- Trauma and injuries
Our spine program is the first in the region to bring the area’s prominent spine specialists together. The team includes:
- Steven Bailey, MD - Neurosurgery
- Timothy Burroughs, MD - Anesthesiology, Pain Management
- Jonathan Grainger, MD - Anesthesiology, Pain Management
- Lance Hoffman, MD - Anesthesiology, Pain Management
- John B. Jacquemin, MD - Orthopaedic Spine Surgery
- Will McClellan, MD - Orthopaedic Spine Surgery
- Tann Nichols, MD - Neurosurgery
- Bradley Schulte, MD - Anesthesiology, Pain Management
- Brad Skidmore, MD - Neurosurgery
- Roman Trimba, MD - Orthopaedic Spine Surgery
- Lauren Grammer, APRN
- Katie Gruen, APRN
- Carrie Herthel, APRN
- Natalie Melnyk, APRN
- Paula Wentworth, APRN
Our medical experts are committed to working hand-in-hand and collaborating with the center’s physician, nurse navigators, interventional radiology nurse and technologist to deliver comprehensive care to each patient, regardless of the complexity of the problem.