At UVA, our spine specialists devise a treatment plan tailored to your needs. Many of our treatments don’t require surgery. If you do need surgery, we offer a full range of options, from minimally invasive outpatient surgery procedures to complex spinal reconstruction.
Conditions We Treat
Spine Treatment Without Surgery
For the majority of our patients, we offer nonoperative care as the first method of treatment. Sometimes we’ll combine treatments to make them more effective.
Spine surgery is recommended when other treatment options, such as medications or physical therapy, don't provide adequate relief of back pain, neck pain or other symptoms. You may be a candidate for minimally invasive spine surgery if you have:
- Herniated disc (cervical, thoracic or lumbar disc)
- Spinal stenosis
- Degenerative spinal disease
- Spine deformity (such as scoliosis or kyphosis)
- Spinal fracture
- Spinal infection
- Spinal tumor
If You Do Need Spine Surgery
At UVA we perform over 1,500 procedures a year. Our spine specialists have extensive training and experience in procedures, especially in minimally invasive procedures, such as microendoscopic decompression or fusion.