Consult a spine specialist at North Shore Physicians Group.
Patients residing on the North Shore can find a world-class spine specialist through North Shore Physicians Group (NSPG). Our more than 200 physicians, nurse practitioners and medical professionals are affiliated with North Shore Medical Center, the largest and most advanced provider of health care services in the region. We offer access to physicians in a variety of medical specialties, including neurosurgery specialists at our offices in Peabody.
Neurological conditions treated by a NSPG spine specialist:
A spine specialist from NSPG can provide comprehensive evaluation and treatment for a variety of spine and neurological issues, including injuries and diseases of the brain, spine and peripheral nervous system. Spine specialists at NSPG work closely with a team of medical professionals to craft an effective treatment plan, tailoring the specifics to your medical needs and preferences.A spine specialist with NSPG can provide diagnostic evaluation and treatment for a broad variety of neurological conditions, including:
--Spinal cord compression
--Congenital spinal abnormalities
--Neck and back pain
--Employment related spinal injuries
--Inflammatory conditions and infections (e.g., myelopathy and radiculopathy)
--Disc herniations and disc disease
--Peripheral nerve disorder
Procedures that an NSPG spine specialist can perform:
An NSPG spine specialist performs a range of minimally invasive neurosurgery procedures, including:
- Microdiscectomy, a procedure to remove material from a herniated disk that is pressing on nerve root or the spinal cord.
- X-stop for spinal stenosis, to treat the pain and symptoms of lumbar spinal stenosis. In this procedure, the spine surgeon inserts a device into the back to prevent the patient from leaning backwards too far.
- Microsurgical decompression, to provide relief from the pain of pinched or compressed nerves that are the result of lumbar spinal stenosis, herniated disks or spondylolisthesis. In this surgery the spine specialist removes a small portion of the bone over the nerve root or a bit of disk material from under the nerve root to give the nerve space to heal.
How to find a spine specialist with NSPG
Consult your primary care doctor or use the Find a Doctor tool on the NSPG website.You can search for doctors by specialty, such as obstetrics-gynecology or pulmonology, or search by location, for example, geriatric care doctors in Salem. In addition you may search for male or female physicians, for physicians that speak a certain language, or for doctors that are currently accepting patients.