Spine (Back and Neck)
The spine program at MedStar Union Memorial Hospital is one the most respected spine programs throughout the Baltimore area for excellence in the diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of neck and spine disorders, some of the most complex conditions seen in orthopaedic medicine.
Comprehensive spine team
Our program brings together a variety of skilled specialists with experience in a wide range of spinal conditions. This multidisciplinary team includes orthopaedic spine surgeons, neurosurgeons, physiatrists (rehabilitative medicine physicians), nursing staff, physical and occupational therapists, radiologists and an interventional pain management team.
Comprehensive spinal services include:
- Evaluation and treatment of spinal problems including disc ruptures, arthritis of the spine, scoliosis, spinal fractures, tumors and infections
- Medical management of spinal disorders
- Interventional pain management
- Disability ratings
- Deformity/Scoliosis in adults and children
- Specialized surgical services
- Neurodiagnostic studies
- Physical and occupational therapy
- Patient education classes on spine pain causes, treatment and prevention
- Spine conferences for health care providers
- Workers Compensation
- About Spinal Pain and Treatment
- Adolescent Scoliosis
- Back and Neck Pain Treatment
- When Spine Surgery is Recommended
- Are you experiencing low back pain from a herniated disc? Try this non-surgical home treatment plan, recommended by Dr. Walter Roche, before deciding on surgery.
- Herniated disc: When is surgery needed? Justin Tortolani, MD, spine expert at MedStar Union Memorial, explains when it is time to consider surgery to remedy a herniated disc in the low back.
- Herniated disc: What's involved? Justin Tortolani, MD, spine expert at MedStar Union Memorial, describes what’s involved in surgery to treat a herniated disc.
- Herniated disc: Why is general anesthesia used? Justin Tortolani, MD, spine expert at MedStar Union Memorial, explains why anesthesia for a herniated disc has to be general, and not regional or local.
- Herniated disc: Can it be untreatable? Spine expert Justin Tortolani, MD, discusses in what cases a low back herniated disc might be untreatable.
Call 1-877-34-ORTHO (1-877-346-7846) for a referral to one of our doctors, or request an appointment.