Spine surgery can eliminate pain, restore movement and flexibility, and get you back to your favorite activities. Many patients describe the results as life-changing.
Scripps spine specialists treat many conditions that cause neck and back pain, including:
- Degenerative disc disease
- Herniated discs
- Spinal cord tumors
- Spinal fractures
- Spinal stenosis
Our orthopedic surgeons and neurosurgeons are recognized experts in some of the most advanced surgical treatments available, such as spinal fusion, artificial disc replacement and robotic surgery.
Scripps world-class hospitals, clinics, physician offices and sports and physical rehabilitation centers deliver advanced spinal care. Treatments for the neck and back include non-surgical and surgical approaches for spinal decompression, spinal stabilization, as well as pain reduction and elimination. Our surgeons use minimally invasive surgical techniques for most spine surgeries, which may mean fewer and smaller incisions, a shorter hospital stay and a faster recovery time.
Scripps orthopedic surgeons and neurosurgeons participate in research and clinical trials for new devices and procedures to improve treatments for patients with disc degeneration including the use of artificial discs, bone morphogenic proteins (BMP) and other innovative therapies.
U.S. News & World Report named Scripps among the nation’s top 50 hospitals in eight specialties including orthopedics for five consecutive years, recognized for excellence in orthopedic surgery, spinal care, joint replacement, sports medicine and treatment of complex conditions.