Expert care for your back and spine
When considering spine surgery, you need the insight of board-certified spine surgeons with significant experience in diagnosing and treating back pain. Geisinger’s team leads central and northeastern Pennsylvania in treating all types of adult and pediatric orthopaedic spinal conditions. They’re part of a multidisciplinary team of experts from neurosurgery, pain management and rehabilitation medicine who work together to offer everything you need in a full continuum of excellent care.
Interventions for Spinal Injuries
Fred Hess, MD, FAAOS, Chief of Orthopaedic Spine Surgery for Geisinger Health System, discusses standard methodologies for the treatment of various spinal injuries in both children and adults.
Some conditions of the back and spine are caused by injury. Others develop with age or are present at birth. Because it can be difficult for you to know the cause of back pain or other symptoms, our team will work with you to be sure your condition is accurately diagnosed and that you get the right type of care for your individual needs.
In every way, Geisinger’s orthopedic spine surgeons match expertise with the most advanced treatments to care for complex conditions involving the spine, muscles and nerves.
In addition to orthopaedic surgeons, others on your medical team might include:
- Behavioral Medicine
- Spine Medicine/Physiatry
- Sports Medicine
- Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy
For more information, call Geisinger Orthopaedic Institute at 1.866.414.4988 or 570.271.7969.
The experts at Geisinger Orthopaedic Institute are available to treat even the most complex problems of the back and spine. Our team prefers to treat spine conditions without surgery, whenever possible. When surgery is required, our fellowship trained orthopaedic surgeons are highly experienced in treating conditions of the muscles, nerves and bones. Whether a bone requires complex repair after a fracture – or a pulled muscle requires physical therapy – you can rely on Geisinger’s experience, training and expertise.
Conditions treated for children and adults include:
- Compression fractures
- Herniated disc
- Myelopathy - spinal cord compression
- Radiculopathy - pinched nerve
- Spina Bifida
- Spinal cord injuries
- Spinal deformities
- Spinal instability
- Spinal stenosis
- Spinal tumors
- Spine infections
- Traumatic spine fractures