Spine Center at BIDMC-Needham
At the Spine Center at BIDMC-Needham, physicians provide comprehensive evaluation and a range of treatments for back and neck problems. Our specialists work together to bring patients the right care from the right expert at the right time, in a convenient location in their community.
Often, treatment does not require surgery. Injections and other related pain procedures can be performed at BID-Needham. When surgery is the best option, it is performed at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston.
Treatment for Back and Neck Problems
We care for adult patients with neck and back problems including:
Conditions caused by aging (degenerative disease): Lumbar and spinal stenosis, degenerative disc disease, herniated disc, osteoporosis and fragility/compression fractures of the spine, spondylolisthesis
Central spinal cord compression (myelopathy) of the cervical and thoracic spine
Problems with a spinal nerve root (radiculopathy) of the cervical, thoracic or lumbar spine
Arthritis of the spine
Tumors of the spine and spinal cord
Spinal deformities such as scoliosis and kyphosis
trauma and spinal cord
- Acute or chronic
back and neck pain
Spine Center services include evaluation, pain management, physical therapy and surgery.
- Complete musculoskeletal evaluation
- Comprehensive radiology imaging including MRI, CT scans, bone scans, X-rays and PET scans
- EMG/nerve conduction studies
- Neurology evaluation
- Evaluation for inflammatory arthritis
- Injections (epidural injections, nerve root blocks, facet injections, dorsal rhizotomy, sacroiliac injections)
- Pain specialist consultation
- Spinal cord stimulators
- Radiofrequency ablation
Services include strengthening, stretching, core exercises and manual therapy. There is a complete Rehabilitation Medicine department at BID-Needham.
Harnessing the most advanced surgical techniques, Spine Center surgeons treat all spine conditions from the base of the skull (cervical spine) to the pelvis (lumbar spine). Surgeons frequently perform decompression, fusion and instrumentation procedures via minimally invasive approaches, as well as via traditional open surgery when appropriate. In addition to procedures such as discectomy, laminectomy and laminoplasty, surgeons perform osteotomies for spinal deformity and treat scoliosis.
Spine Center surgeons bring special expertise in minimally invasive decompression, minimally invasive instrumented fusion, and minimally invasive anterior fusions in the lumbar spine (direct lateral interbody fusion).