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Spine Care

Back pain can range from mild discomfort to severe pain that interferes with your work or daily activities. It’s estimated that nearly 80 percent of Americans will experience pain along their spine at some point in their lives. The first step to finding relief is understanding what’s causing your back pain and discomfort. 

Where does it hurt? 

Learn more about the customized spine care available at St. Elizabeth Healthcare by selecting an area of the spine that causes you the most discomfort in the “tell us where it hurts” picture. Regardless of your spine care issue, we’ve got you covered. 

Find Relief from Back Pain

The spine is a complex structure made up of 33 vertebra that allow us to move through the day. These vertebrae work together with discs, tendons, muscles and ligaments to provide the stability, support and flexibility we need to go for walk, hold a loved one, do the laundry or play with our kids. 

We partner with proven providers so that you have access to the care and support you need and get you back to your favorite activities, sports or lifestyle. The team at St. Elizabeth includes surgeons and specialists with unmatched experience in diagnosing and treating injuries, conditions and diseases that cause lumbar and sacral spine pain. Our Spine program includes affiliation with OrthoCincy and Mayfield Brain & Spine. Physicians and accredited providers offer their insight on how to best treat your back pain. Learn more about the regions of your back and what your symptoms can tell you about your back health.


Gold Seal of Quality Certification for Orthopaedic Spine Surgery by Joint Commission

St. Elizabeth has achieved the Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for orthopaedic spine surgery. The Gold Seal symbolizes St. Elizabeth’s commitment to providing high-quality, safe orthopaedic care. The designation is a first for St. Elizabeth Healthcare’s orthopaedic spine surgery program.

The Joint Commission is the leading accreditor of healthcare organizations in America. The organization uses information from health care experts, patients, providers and scientific and medical literature to evaluate a facility’s compliance with safety and quality standards.

Sciatica and Other Nerve Conditions


Mayfield Brain & Spine Neurosurgeon Tann Nichols, MD and Physical Therapist Eric Mooney discuss causes of nerve pain, including nociceptive and neuropathic (nerve pain) and the latest comprehensive medical and surgical treatment available at St. Elizabeth Healthcare.

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Neck and Upper Back: The Cervical Spine

The cervical spine, more commonly referred to as the neck, includes seven vertebrae. These vertebrae run from the base of the skull to the top of the shoulders, bearing the weight of the neck and offering flexibility to turn and twist your head.

Advances in technology are delivering precise pain relief with shorter recovery times to individuals suffering from neck pain.


Middle Back: The Thoracic Spine

The thoracic spine, or middle back, is the longest region of the spine. It is responsible for providing stability and support to the neck and lower back. There are many different causes of back pain in the thoracic spine, including degenerative disc disease, spinal stenosis and many others.


Lower Back: The Lumbar Spine

The low back bears much of the weight and strain of your body, making it susceptible to injury or chronic back pain. Fortunately, there are a wide-range of treatment options – from strengthening-exercises, corticosteroid injections to minimally invasive procedures – to help get you back on your feet.


Getting you back to the life you love

The spine specialists at St. Elizabeth Healthcare understand how frustrating neck and back pain can be. That’s why we’re committed to offering the latest advances in diagnosing, managing and treating spine pain.  

Call the Spine Center at (859) 212-7000 and get started on the road to recovery. A physician referral may be necessary to make an appointment. Meet our non-surgical spine physicians

When you need surgery, our experienced affiliated surgeons will map out a plan that’s tailored to your health history, condition and symptoms. Meet our spine surgeons.


Spine Care News & Headlines

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