UNC Hospital Spine Center
The UNC Hospitals Spine Center offers a comprehensive, multidisciplinary approach to the diagnosis and treatment of spine disease, with a commitment to evidence-based practice, outcomes enhancement, and financial stewardship. Because most patients with spine based pain do not require surgery for recovery, non-surgical treatment is emphasized. When required, the UNC Hospitals Spine Center provides timely and convenient access to spine surgery as well.
Back and neck pain, whether acute or chronic, are common conditions affecting people of all ages. They’re some of the most common reasons for anyone to see any doctor. Though most people will get better regardless of the initial treatments, 60-70% will relapse within a year and 30% will continue to have pain 6 months after the onset of pain. Because of this less than acceptable result, many treatment options are available. These treatment options are as varied as the outcomes they are likely to produce. Over the past 15-20 years, many new treatments have been developed with the goal of better treating back and neck problems. However, a recent study has shown that even though the costs of these newer treatments has greatly increased the cost of care, people are not getting much better relief nor are they able to do more of what they want to do. The UNC Hospitals Spine Center is committed to addressing this problem and providing you with the best state-of-the-art care available.
Our goal is to provide you the best treatment based on sound medical research. Our spine care providers’ specialized spine training and years of expertise provide the basis for our team. We work together in a comprehensive, multidisciplinary manner to provide you a coordinated, streamlined process for the diagnosis and treatment of your spine disease. We are committed to providing you with excellent care with a non-surgical focus but with access to spine surgery should that be warranted. We also understand the financial hardships many of us experience today and are dedicated to providing you with cost efficient care, since the best spine care is rarely the most expensive spine care.
You become part of our team. Your treatment will be individualized as no two back or neck problems are the same. We educate you about your problem and develop realistic goals for you to achieve with our help. We focus on your function and your ability to do the things you want to be able to do. This way, you have the best outcome with less need for continuous or ongoing spine care. Whether you hope to return to work or get back on the golf course, we’ve got your back!