• 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.

    If you have back pain, it’s likely a conservative, non-surgical treatment will provide the relief you need. In fact, most people we treat don’t need surgery. Instead, your treatment may include anti-inflammatory medications, physical therapy, or injections. If you do need surgery, we will care for you at our acclaimed Center for Spine Surgery.

    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:

    The Spine Center

    Our acclaimed Center for Spine Surgery—home to nearly 1,300 spine surgery procedures each year—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 consistently high levels of patient satisfaction, including prestigious customer satisfaction awards, The center features:

    • 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
    • Nurses and therapists who specialize in spine care

    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 surger

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

    The Interventional Pain Management Radiology Spine Program

    Performing over 3000 minimally invasive spine procedures each year, we developed this program to help patients manage back and neck pain, and help orthopedic and neurosurgeons diagnose and treat painful spinal conditions.

    Several of our physicians are specially trained neuroradiologists who practice interventional pain management exclusively at AAMC. We also have several physicians who are pain management certified and perform procedures at AAMC as well as in their private practices.

    Procedures to help manage back and neck pain include:

    • Epidurals
    • Facet or Z-joint injections
    • Hip injections
    • Intra-discal Electro-thermal Therapy (IDET) and Percutaneous Disc Decompression
    • Kyphoplasty
    • Nerve root blocks
    • Radiofrequency denervation
    • Vertebroplasty

    The diagnostic procedures we perform are essential in assisting the neurosurgeons and orthopedic surgeons to make critical surgical decisions for spine patients. We perform all procedures under image-guided technology to maximize injection accuracy and patient safety.

    Diagnostic procedures we perform include:

    • Disc aspirations
    • Lumbar and Cervical Discograms
    • Myelograms

    The neuroradiologists and pain management providers also attend a weekly spine conference where they present cases to a multidisciplinary group of physicians and surgeons. In this forum there is open discussion about diagnosis, treatment, and alternatives. Our neuroradiologists lend their expertise to assist in reading films, comparing studies and suggesting interventions.

    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.