More than 100 million Americans suffer from chronic pain. For many, the effects are severe — physically, mentally and emotionally. Although the source of chronic pain is not always easy to pinpoint, one common cause relates to disorders of the spine.
Some common problems include:
- Neck and low back pain
- Herniated discs
- Degenerative discs
- Spinal fractures and deformities
At O’Connor Hospital, we have a comprehensive array of innovative, high-quality spine care and pain management services to help patients improve function and mobility and relieve suffering.
From the latest non-invasive procedures and specialized interventions to minimally invasive and traditional surgical techniques, our wide range of treatment options offers patients more effective solutions — so they can get back to an active lifestyle without pain.
Diagnosis and Treatment Options
Because pain is a complex process, diagnosing and treating it can be a challenge. That’s why we focus on a multidisciplinary approach led by board certified pain management physicians, orthopedic surgeons and neurosurgeons. These experienced physicians often combine their skills and expertise to carry out the best individualized treatment plan for each patient.
Our care team also includes expert technologists and well-trained nurses who provide personalized, compassionate care. Patients also benefit from easy access to our high-quality physical therapy services to maximize their rehabilitation and recovery.
While effective treatment and pain management can be a collaboration of experts from various disciplines, we believe the patient is the most important member of the care team. We make every effort to create a close partnership with our patients based on trust and open communication to help them achieve their treatment and recovery goals.
One recent example is the O-arm® Intra-operative Imaging System used by orthopedic surgeons and neurosurgeons during minimally invasive and traditional spinal procedures. This complete, multi-dimensional imaging and navigational system gives the doctor better, wider, real-time views of the surgical field during complex and delicate spine procedures. With this vital tool, our surgeons can operate with even greater precision.
Minimally invasive surgery and other treatments options are also available and offer:
- Fewer, smaller incisions
- Fewer post-surgical complications
- Less pain
- Minimal blood loss
- Faster recovery and return to normal activities
For more information, call O’Connor’s Orthopedics and Spine Care program at (408) 947-3998.