Anthony, who had a herniated disk, and Christopher DeMassi, MD, Chief, Neuroscience Institute, Chief, Adult Neurosurgery, and Medical Director, Spine Center, Memorial Neuroscience Institute

Back and Neck Pain

Don't let back and neck pain can keep you from enjoying life. Memorial Neuroscience Institute Spine Center is here to help.

Explore Our Back and Neck Pain Services

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From back and neck pain—including sciatica (numbness, tingling or weakness in the legs or arms)—to spine injuries and disorders, Memorial Neuroscience Institute Spine Center provides comprehensive patient- and family-centered care. We’re here for you each step of the way, from diagnosis to treatment and beyond. From pain that's a minor inconvenience to more serious conditions, our experienced team is here to help you find relief.

Why Choose Us

Back and neck pain can keep you from enjoying life. At Memorial Neuroscience Institute Spine Center, we provide a full array of services, customized to your individual needs. Our goal is to explore multiple treatment options to help you make the fullest recovery possible. You’ll benefit from the experience and neurologic expertise of our highly trained, compassionate team. You don’t have to keep living with pain. Let us help you get back to enjoying life.

Blue Distinction Center+ for Spine Surgery

Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association has selected Memorial Regional Hospital as a Blue Distinction Center+ for Spine Surgery, as part of the Blue Distinction Specialty Care program. Facilities designated as Blue Distinction Centers® for Spine Surgery demonstrate expertise in cervical and lumbar fusion, cervical laminectomy and lumbar laminectomy/discectomy procedures, resulting in fewer patient complications and readmissions compared to other facilities.

Looking for a Second Opinion?

If you’ve been told your back or neck pain requires surgery and you would like a second opinion, we’ll provide one. You can trust that our multidisciplinary team will conduct a thorough evaluation and provide you with a customized treatment plan.

Your peace of mind is important. Let us help you evaluate your treatment options.

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What Type of Back and Neck Pain Treatments do you Offer?

Memorial Neuroscience Institute offers advanced diagnosis and treatment for complex back and neck conditions, which may include:

Non-Surgical Treatment

Your back and neck pain or spine injury may not require surgery. Our non-surgical treatments include these options and more:

  • Physical therapy
  • Injections
  • Pain management
  • Exercise
Minimally Invasive Surgery

If you need surgery, we offer several minimally invasive surgeries with generally shorter surgery times, hospital stays, and recovery times. Minimally invasive spine surgery is an advanced, highly effective alternative to traditional surgical techniques. Often available on an outpatient basis, these procedures uses a microsurgical technique and a smaller incision to focus on the source of back pain and correct the problem.

Although this less-invasive approach cannot correct all spine conditions or injuries, it may be appropriate for:

  • Disc degeneration
  • Fractures
  • Herniated discs
  • Lumbar stenosis
  • Misaligned vertebrae
  • Spinal stenosis
Traditional Surgery

For some conditions, traditional spine surgery may be the most effective treatment option for you. If you need traditional surgery we offer multiple surgical options, including:

  • Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion (ALIF)
  • Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion (TLIF)
  • Lumbar Laminectomy for stenosis
  • Lateral Lumbar Interbody Fusion (LLIF)
  • Lumbar Microdiscectomy
  • Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion (ACDF)
  • Cervical Laminectomy and Fusion
  • Posterior Lumbar Fusion (PLF)
  • Disc Replacement Surgery
Ira and his wife

Ira and Memorial are Writing a New Story of Relief After 50 Years of Pain

Ira’s arthritis, spinal arthritis, degenerative disc disease, and spine disease were severe cases, according to his physicians at the Memorial Neuroscience Institute.

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Causes of Back and Neck Pain

Causes of Back and Neck Pain

Jackson Cohen, MD, a specialist in interventional pain medicine at Memorial Rehabilitation Institute discusses various causes of back and neck pain.
Spinal Navigation - Advanced Spine Surgery Technology at Memorial

Spinal Navigation - Advanced Spine Surgery Technology at Memorial

Neurosurgeons Clinton Burkett, MD, and Christopher DeMassi, MD, explain how spinal navigation technology allows Memorial Neuroscience Institute neurosurgeons to visualize the spine in three dimensions during complex surgeries, and the advantages it provides.

Dr. Burkett is a neurosurgeon at Memorial Neuroscience Institute and Dr. DeMassi is the Chief of Adult Neurosurgery and Medical Director of the Spine Center at Memorial Neuroscience Institute.
Ira’s Spine Surgery Story

Ira’s Spine Surgery Story

After searching 50 years for answers to relieve his severe back, neck and shoulder pain, Ira finally found Memorial Neuroscience Institute.

Watch to learn why he says his spine surgery at Memorial went fantastic and why his wife Lynn is so grateful for their Memorial care experience.
Herniated Disc Treatment at Memorial Neuroscience Institute

Herniated Disc Treatment at Memorial Neuroscience Institute

Christopher DeMassi, MD, medical director of Memorial Neuroscience Institute Spine Center, explains how herniated discs affect patients and the everyday extraordinary treatment available at the Memorial Neuroscience Institute, including minimally invasive surgery.
Daughter learning how to assist her mother during a Family In Training (FIT) Program session at Memorial Regional South.

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