When back pain is relentless,
so are we.
Personalized expert care for common and complex spine conditions
When sudden or long-standing back pain is impacting your everyday life, Brigham Health Spine Care specialists can help relieve pain and restore mobility, identifying a clear path forward to your recovery. Our multi-disciplinary team of neurosurgeons, orthopedic surgeons, physical therapists, physiatrists, and pain management specialists treat the entire spectrum of spinal disorders, from common to complex, using the most advanced technologies and innovative approaches. Above all, our team offers a thorough and patient-centered approach to care, providing customized treatment plans tailored to each patient that span both non-surgical and surgical approaches.
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From the common to the most complex, we treat the full spectrum of spinal conditions including:
The are many causes of back and neck pain, ranging from nerve damage to wearing the wrong pair of shoes. But sometimes this pain can indicate an underlying disorder called spinal stenosis, a condition that can develop when the spinal canal narrows and painfully compresses the spinal nerves.
At Brigham and Women’s Hospital, spine surgeon Andrew Simpson, MD, focuses a large portion of his practice on microendoscopic spine surgery, a minimally invasive technique used to treat patients with a range of spinal disorders—including disc herniation, spinal stenosis, and sciatica.
Carolyn, 65, was first diagnosed with scoliosis at age 15. Characterized by a sideways curvature in the spine, scoliosis most often develops during the growth spurts common throughout puberty. "At the time, I didn't receive any recommendations or exercises for it," she says, "so over the years, my scoliosis became worse and worse."