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Spine Care

Spine Care

Augusta University Health is a globally recognized national and international referral center for comprehensive spinal care treatment of neck and back pain.

Spine Care

Augusta University Health is a globally recognized national and international referral center for comprehensive spinal care treatment of neck and back pain.

The orthopedic spine surgeons and specialists at Augusta University Spine Clinic care for injuries, diseases, and disorders of the neck and spine in both adults and children. We specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of very complex cases by offering,

  • Multidisciplinary care: Our doctors include orthopedists, orthopedic surgeons, neurologists and neurosurgeons and neuroanesthesiologists.
  • Highly skilled surgical teams: We have a dedicated team of spine specialists with expertise in performing surgeries to treat problems such as, scoliosis and other spine deformities, revision/re-operative spine surgeries, and reconstructive spine surgeries.
  • Advanced pain management surgery: We routinely perform morphine pump implantation and spinal cord stimulator implantation for chronic pain patients who have failed to respond to non-surgical treatments.
  • State-of-the-art technology: We use non-invasive Gamma Knife technology to perform the procedures we offer for surgical management of pain.
  • Minimally-invasive spinal techniques: Give patients less pain and a faster recovery after spinal surgery.

Academic Advantage

As an academic medical center training the surgeons of tomorrow, we use a multidisciplinary approach to develop strong working relationships with other specialists. For example, we work closely with neuroanesthesiologists so that we can perform more sophisticated neurosurgical procedures of the neck and spine. We also collaborate clinical care and follow-up protocols with Augusta University’s Neuroendocrine Clinic for patients with neuroendocrine tumors.

Our team is prepared to take care of any of your spinal needs, from non-surgical treatment to minimally invasive procedures to major reconstructive surgeries, we see patients for:

  • Back and neck pain
  • Congenital defects
  • Degenerative conditions of the neck and back
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Fractures
  • Herniated discs
  • Myelopathy 
  • Pediatric and Adult Scoliosis
  • Radiculopathy 
  • Spinal infections
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Spine tumors (metastatic and primary)
  • Spondylosis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Trauma

The spine services at Augusta University offer specialized imaging with clear, high quality CT scans and MRIs for more accurate diagnoses. These are the result of strict protocols, highly trained and experienced technicians, and state of the art imaging equipment.

Advanced diagnostics allow us to offer a second clinical opinion to any spinal condition and present viable solutions for your specific spinal injury or condition.

Our staff of highly skilled spine surgeons treat both adult and pediatric patients with cervical, thoracic or lumbar spinal conditions. We offer both non-surgical and surgical procedures for common conditions and complex cases.

Non-Surgical treatments

We provide non-invasive treatments to help relieve spine pain and discomfort. These options can also be a part of follow up care after a surgical procedure.

  • Bracing, to provide support following an injury, prevent progression of scoliosis, or to help correct posture.
  • Injections, such as non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID) can reduce swelling and pain. We also use analgesics to relieve pain.
  • Physical Therapy at our rehabilitation center to help patients strengthen muscles, improve posture and increase flexibility,
  • Occupational Therapy, to help patients return to their normal daily activities.

Surgical treatments

Sometimes the best course of action is surgery. In many cases we can consider minimally invasive spine surgery, if appropriate. If faced with a more complex case, know you are getting the best surgical treatment, from the area’s best spinal surgeons, who perform:

  • Ablation, removing tissue build up to help with pain.
  • Morphine pump implantation, for acute pain management of cancer pain and pain of other origins.
  • Peripheral nerve stimulator implantation, pulsed stimulation of the peripheral nerve, an emerging and promising treatment in the management of chronic headache syndromes.
  • Radiosurgery, targeted radiation to treat tumors and lesions of the spine at our Gamma Knife Center.
  • Spinal cord stimulator implantation, pulsed stimulation of the brain or spinal cord that can be used to help control chronic pain to avoid undergoing reoperation for failed spinal surgery.
  • Spinal fusion, for back injury, connects two or more bones of the vertebrae and stops movement between them.
  • Spinal embolization, in which medications or other materials are passed through a catheter into a blood vessel to stop the flow of blood to a tumor or eliminate arteriovenous malformations (AVMs).
 

Our Providers

Augusta University Medical Center specialists provide care and support throughout your entire healthcare journey.

Boykin, Nathan T, MPAS, PA-C

Physician Assistant

Agochukwu, Uzondu F., MD

Spine & Reconstructive Surgery/Orthopedics

DeVine, John Glenden, MD

Spine & Reconstructive Surgery/Orthopedics

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