Patients with spinal pain often feel they face two distinct paths: one that requires surgery, and one that does not. The uncertainty of which path to choose can cause as much inertia as the pain itself causes immobility. People are worried they won’t get better, or they are worried about where surgery could lead. Our surgeons believe in customized care to find the best options if more conservative treatment fails. These can range from minimally invasive procedures to complex revisions, as well as deformity and scoliosis surgery. Often patients come to the Spine Section of the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at The GW Medical Faculty Associates after receiving several medical opinions. They can be frustrated looking for an answer to relieve their pain, and fear the possibility of surgery. That’s why our physicians believe comprehensive care matters, and trust matters.
The Spine Service (adult and pediatric) offers expertise in the evaluation of conditions of the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine, including: