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Comprehensive Spine Care

Do You Have Persistent Back or Neck Pain?

Persistent back or neck pain? You're not alone: experts estimate that nearly 80 percent of U.S. men and women will be affected by back and neck pain at some point in their lives. It can happen at home, at work and to just about anyone who sits too long or moves without proper body mechanics.

Whether you're suffering with recent or chronic pain, MultiCare Deaconess Hospital has your back. The board-certified surgeons on the medical staff are here to help you find relief for a wide range of conditions, including:

  • Arm pain
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Disc compression
  • Fractured vertebrae
  • Hand numbness
  • Herniated discs
  • Lower back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Sacroiliac (SI) joint pain
  • Sciatica
  • Spinal fractures/trauma
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Spinal tumors
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Synovial cysts

Minimally Invasive Relief for Fragility Fractures

Fragility fractures due to poor bone health have become nearly epidemic in the U.S. among older adults. In fact, nearly 50 percent of women and 25 percent of men will have an osteoporotic fracture in their lifetime. Vertebral compression fractures (VCFs) are the most common, and can cause intense pain and disability by putting pressure on surrounding nerves.

Spine specialists on the medical staff at Deaconess always start with a non-surgical approach to care for these fractures — from pain management and bracing to comprehensive rehabilitation. But when surgery is your best solution, we specialize in two minimally invasive procedures:

  • Kyphoplasty: The surgeon inflates a small balloon within the fractured vertebra to create a cavity. Bone cement is then inserted within that opening to stabilize the fracture, and restore the original size, shape and alignment of the vertebrae.
  • Vertebroplasty: Like kyphoplasty, this procedure involves injecting a bone-strengthening cement into a collapsed vertebra, though without the use of a balloon.

Both vertebroplasty and kyphoplasty often provide significant pain relief, while allowing you to stand straight, move easier and help prevent future fractures. And, because they're minimally invasive, they usually have low impact on your body and your schedule — helping you get back to your life faster.

Education and Support Every Step of the Way

The spine program at Deaconess is designed to make your surgical experience as stress-free as possible. It starts with our pre-operative class, where you'll learn what to expect through the entire process. After your procedure, you'll check into our dedicated orthopedic and spine unit. There, you'll receive personalized and attentive care from a team of nurses, physical therapists and technicians committed to your recovery.

Don't Let Spine Pain Hold You Back. See a Specialist Today.

Deaconess provides comprehensive spine care to residents of Spokane, Newport, Deer Park, Mead and our surrounding Inland Northwest communities. Find an orthopedic surgeon who can help you find relief.