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Spine Care

Back pain is one of the most common reasons for health care visits. Fortunately, most back pain responds to conservative treatment. The Spine Center at Tulane Medical Center has specialists in non-surgical and surgical treatment options. For conditions that require surgery, Tulane Medical Center patients benefit from the experience of skilled surgeons who specialize in spinal surgery for the treatment of disc disease, tumors, spinal stenosis, or fracture.


The following is a list of conditions we treat:

  • Ankylosing spondylitis
  • Basilar invagination (cranial settling)
  • Cervical and lumbar herniated discs
  • Cervical fractures
  • Chordoma
  • Degenerative disc disease (DDD) and other degenerative conditions
  • Facet joint osteoarthritis
  • Kyphosis
  • Low back pain
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck pain
  • Primary and metastatic spinal column (bony) tumors
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal cord trauma
  • Spinal cord tumors
  • Spinal dysraphism
  • Spinal fractures
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Thoracic discs

Services & treatments

Non-Surgical Treatments:

  • Comprehensive physical therapy programs
  • Epidural steroid injections
  • Facet injections
  • Nerve blocks

Surgical Treatments:

  • Anterior cervical discectomy
  • Anterior lumbar interbody fusion
  • Cervical and lumbar disc replacement
  • Cervical foraminotomy
  • Complex spinal reconstruction
  • Kyphoplasty and vertebroplasty
  • Lumbar microdiscectomy
  • Minimally invasive spine surgery
  • Pain pumps
  • Revision surgery
  • Spinal cord stimulators
  • Spinal deformity correction
  • Spinal fusion

For more information on the Tulane Spine Center visit the Tulane University School of Medicine at: Tulane's School of Medicine site.