Spine conditions are injuries and diseases that occur in the back or neck and often cause pain and discomfort.

Spine conditions refer to any injuries and/or diseases that occur in the back or neck that often cause pain and discomfort. Back and neck pain is one of the most common health complaints among adults. Nearly eight out of 10 people will experience some sort of back or neck pain due to injury, overuse or disease within their lifetime.

At Lancaster General Health, our goal is to provide a timely, accurate diagnosis and an effective treatment plan to relieve your back and neck pain.

Our spine team includes pain management specialists, neurosurgeons, neurologists, and physical rehabilitation therapists working together to provide the right type of treatment, whether that is a physical therapy exercise program or spine surgery. Our team guides you from evaluation through recovery.

In addition, our spine team is connected to the Penn Medicine Spine Center in Philadelphia, which is at the forefront of clinical trials and research.

Spine Conditions Treated

From common to complex, our team offers expert treatment for conditions and injuries including:

  • Cervical radiculopathy
  • Compression fractures of the spine
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Facet joint pain
  • Herniated or prolapsed/bulging discs
  • Lumbar/sacral (lower back) pain
  • Myelopathy
  • Sacroiliac (SI) joint pain
  • Scapular/thoracic (shoulder/mid-back) pain
  • Sciatica (lumbar radiculopathy)
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Spinal stenosis—a narrowing of the spinal canal
  • Spinal tumors
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Vertebral fractures

Types of Treatment

We carefully evaluate your condition to determine a treatment plan that fits yours needs and will give you best results.

Treatments we provide include:

Non-surgical
  • Bracing
  • Injections (including epidurals)
  • Interventional therapies
  • Physical and occupational therapy
  • Pain medications
  • Spinal cord stimulator
Surgical
  • Anterior lumbar interbody fusion (ALIF)
  • Anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF)
  • Deformity correction
  • Interlaminar lumbar instrumented fusion (ILIF)
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Laminectomy
  • Laminectomy with fusion
  • Lumbar disc replacement
  • Lumbar fusion
  • Lumbar inter-body fusion (IBF)
  • Minimally invasive surgery
  • Tumor removal
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