Spine treatments

If you suffer from any type of lower back pain, you're not alone. Four out of five adults will experience lower back pain at some point in their lives, according to national statistics. Living with back pain or neck pain can be frustrating — especially when it interferes with such basic functions as sitting, standing, sleeping and walking, or becomes chronic or debilitating.

The Edward-Elmhurst Health Orthopedic Center team of specially-trained nurses and highly-trained independent surgeons can provide the back or neck pain treatment you need so you can reclaim your life. Our highly skilled orthopedic spine surgeons and neurosurgeons use the latest techniques to treat a range of back and neck issues, including:

  • Cervical discectomy and fusion
  • Herniated disc
  • Lumbar laminectomy
  • Vertebroplasty
  • Spine tumors
  • Lumbar microdiscectomy
  • Revision and reconstruction of the spine
  • Anterior lumbar spinal fusion
  • Posterior lumbar fusion (traditional & minimally invasive)
  • XSTOP - interspinous process decompression
  • Anterior cervical discectomy
  • Slipped disc
  • Lumbar fusion
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Spine fracture repair, including KIVA implant
  • Spine curvature
  • Cervical laminectomy
  • Microsurgery of the lumbar and cervical spine
  • Anterior cervical fusion
  • Thoracic fusion
  • Extreme lateral lumbar interbody fusion (XLIF)
  • Transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (TLIF)
  • ALIP - anterior lumbar interbody fusion

Spine Neurosurgery

Neurosurgeons primarily focus on the surgical treatment of neurological-related disorders. Some neurosurgeons specialize in spine surgery, while others focus on the brain. Many neurosurgeons perform both spine and brain surgery. Their area of expertise is performing surgery inside the membrane (dura) enclosing the spinal cord, addressing conditions such as spine tumors and spinal cord injuries. Both neurosurgeons and orthopedic surgeons perform most types of spinal surgery.

Orthopedic Spine Surgery

Orthopedic surgeons handle conditions related to the musculoskeletal system – the parts of your body that allow you to move, including your bones, joints, muscles, ligaments, tendons and nerves – and can address spine deformities such as scoliosis. Both neurosurgeons and orthopedic surgeons perform most types of spinal surgery.

Neurosciences Institute

It's a powerful partnership in the fight against stroke, aneurysms and other neurological disorders – the Neurosciences Institute in affiliation with the world-class physicians of Northwestern Medicine and Rush University Medical Center.

The Neurosciences Institute features the most advanced drug therapies and interventional neurosurgery techniques to treat neurological diseases, and offers nationally-recognized stroke and neuroscience care.

Physicians of the Neurosciences Institute treat the full range of neurological diseases, including aneurysms, brain tumors, headaches/migraines, and vascular trauma of the brain, neck and spine.