About

The Spine Center blog covers health issues and treatment options related to back and neck conditions:

  • Low back pain and neck pain
  • Herniated or bulging vertebral discs
  • Spinal instability
  • Degenerative changes
  • Nerve root compression
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Removal of tumors
  • Traumatic (and compression)
  • Vertebral fractures
  • Infections
  • Spinal AV fistulas
  • Arteriovenous malformations (AVM)
  • Adult and pediatric spinal deformities

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About the Spine Center

The Spine Center brings together neurological and orthopedic surgeons who specialize in the treatment of upper back, lower back and neck injuries. One of the first groups in the Pacific Northwest to use vertebral disc replacement as an alternative to spinal fusion, our neurosurgeons are experienced in this advanced technique.

Spine surgery procedures performed include:

  • Decompressive laminectomies for stenosis
  • Laminectomies and discectomies for herniated discs
  • Posterior and anterior cervical fusions for disc problems
  • Instability or spinal cord compression
  • Posterior interbody and posterolateral thoracic and lumbar fusions for stenosis
  • Disc problems and instability
  • Removal and insertion of spinal instrumentation
  • Surgical reconstruction of spinal deformities
  • Revisions of previous spinal surgery

In addition, the Spine Center is one of the few medical centers in the Seattle area to offer cervical disc replacement as an alternative to spinal fusion. This cutting edge procedure treats symptoms such as arm pain or weakness caused by degenerative disc disease in the neck, while preserving motion in the neck.

Learn more about The Joint & Spine Center and spine care at Valley Medical Center.