Back and neck conditions are some of the most common causes of pain and disability in the United States. This kind of pain can be recurring and incredibly distracting, preventing people from performing and enjoying everyday tasks and activities.
But that’s not the way it has to be. The experts at the NorthShore Spine Center help you minimize back pain and return to a full, healthy life as quickly as possible. Our physicians treat pros from the area’s football, soccer and other professional sports teams, as well as collegiate and high school athletes. Our elite team of physicians offer a variety of options to help patients of all ages dealing with back and neck pain. We’ve brought our integrated team of multidisciplinary experts together in one location in the Orthopaedic & Spine Institute at Skokie Hospital.
NorthShore is a designated Blue Distinction® Center from Blue Cross and Blue Shield for its spine program. The award, based on nationally consistent criteria, recognizes several areas of quality, including treatment expertise, the number of procedures performed every year and patient outcomes. The spine program is also recognized as one of United Health Care Centers of Excellence.
The NorthShore Spine Center specialists take a collaborative, conservative approach to back and neck pain treatment. With a holistic approach toward our patients, we consider each patient’s ability to manage pain, which can vary from individual to individual and is often impacted by anxiety or depression. Moreover stress or fear associated with pain, such as how it affects day-to-day functioning or mobility, also influences a patient’s pain, overall psyche and attitude toward treatment options. The Spine Center team also works closely with the Integrated Pain Center specialists to care for patients with acute and chronic pain conditions.
Our multispecialty team devises the best neck and back pain treatment plan for each patient—our goal is not just to treat the pain but to treat the whole person.
We offer a variety of surgical back pain treatment options ranging from minimally invasive back surgery to advanced surgical procedures. We strive to use non-surgical back pain treatment options whenever possible.
For More Information
In order to help our patients pinpoint the specific cause of their back or neck pain, we request they fill out a consultation form. Please fill out this form and include more information about your lower back pain, neck pain or other pain and we’ll get back to you within two business days.