Spine Conditions

Your spine condition and resulting back or neck pain may be caused by an injury, an acquired condition, or age-related degeneration. Spine care experts at New Hanover Regional Medical Center diagnose and treat conditions related to all of these causes.

Collaborative Approach to Spine Care

Specialists from neurosurgery, orthopedics, pain management, and physical medicine and rehabilitation work together to find the best course of treatment for you. Our goal is to ease back pain and help you resume your normal daily activities.

We provide comprehensive care, from diagnosis to treatment and beyond, for general spine conditions and conditions of the neck and low-back.

General Spine Conditions

General spine conditions include those caused by degenerative illnesses, such as osteoarthritis or benign and malignant tumors or growths. Our spine specialists collaborate with experts across NHRMC to provide you with accurate diagnosis and the latest treatment options. General spine conditions we treat include:

  • Compression fractures/osteoporosis
  • Degenerative back conditions
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Spinal deformity/scoliosis
  • Spinal tumors
  • Spinal stenosis

Neck Conditions

Neck conditions can be caused by something minor, such as a strained muscle, or by a sudden and serious traumatic event. Either way, NHRMC spine experts ensure you have the best treatment available. We treat:

  • Cervical spinal fracture
  • Cervical herniated disc
  • Cervical spinal stenosis
  • Cervical instability
  • Cervical kyphosis
  • Cervical sprain
  • Degenerative back and neck conditions
  • Myelopathy
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Spondylosis
  • Syrinx

Low-Back Conditions

Lower-back conditions are often caused by muscle strain, poor posture, congenital disorders, disc and nerve problems, and diseases. Pain caused by these conditions can sometimes be debilitating. Count on NHRMC spine care experts for diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of:

  • Degenerative lumbar scoliosis
  • Facet cyst
  • Failed lumbar fusion/post-laminectomy syndrome
  • Low back pain
  • Lumbar/thoracic herniated disk
  • Lumbar/thoracic spinal fracture
  • Lumbar/thoracic spinal stenosis
  • Lumbar/thoracic sprain
  • Neck pain
  • Radiculopathy
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Spondylolisthesis