• Back, Neck & Spine Care

    When your back or neck hurts, it seems like you hurt all over—even simple activities can be painful. But you don’t have to live that way. Our team can provide the specialized care you need, giving you the best chance for full recovery. And the sooner you get treatment, the sooner you’ll feel better.

    Do You Have Common Neck and Back Problems?

    Neck and back pain are common conditions that can affect us at some point during our lifetime. In fact, back pain is one of the most common reasons to visit a doctor. Fortunately, most back pain causes are not serious. Symptoms usually get better with treatment, such as heat or ice, over-the-counter medications, movement and exercise, or physical therapy.

    Common causes of neck and back problems may include:

    • Acute muscular neck pain or lower back pain
    • Lower back strain
    • Overuse injuries
    • Sciatica

    If your symptoms don’t improve with treatment at home, you should:

    • Talk to your primary care physician about your symptoms, or
    • Consider an evaluation through our fast-access SpineToday program.

    Conditions We Treat

    Our expert spine team will evaluate your condition to determine the exact causes. Precise diagnosis is critical to choose the right treatment to relieve your pain and get you back to the activities you enjoy. We’d be honored to help you with your:

    Center For Spine Surgery

    If your condition requires surgical treatment, our Center for Spine Surgery is a dedicated unit on Anne Arundel Medical Center's campus designed specifically to meet the unique needs of patients requiring specialized spine surgery. With a dedicated team to oversee your care, including medical hospitalists, specialized bedside and operating room nurses, and therapists, the Center for Spine Surgery is one of the busiest programs in Maryland. The center features:

    • State-of-the-art, less-invasive surgery options, including intra-operative 3D computer navigation technology
    • Access to spine pre-operative classes for you and your caregivers, where you can learn about your surgery, what to expect during your stay in the hospital and during recovery
    • In-home physical therapy through our PT360 program to make sure you are ready for your recovery both before and after surgery
    • A spine surgery care coordinator who facilitates your care
    • Emphasis on individual care
    • Family and friends participating as coaches in your recovery process
    • Family-centered visitation hours

    And because our doctors believe patients play a key role in ensuring a successful recovery, we’ll involve you in your treatment through each step of the process. Together, we’ll get you back to the things you love about life.

    What to Expect

    The causes of back, neck and spine pain are complicated. Some conditions can be treated immediately. Others require a complete treatment plan and follow-up. If yours does, a trained nurse navigator will coordinate your treatment. We will design the treatment plan just for you, through consultation with experts on:

    • Bracing
    • Imaging
    • Pain management
    • Physical therapy
    • Spine surgery

    And of course, we’ll keep your referring physician updated regularly with your progress.

    Fact Access to Spine Care

    Our SpineTODAY program can get you on a fast track for treatment when you’re in pain. SpineTODAY offers fast-access appointments, a network of back specialists and a nurse navigator who coordinates your care options.