Comprehensive Spine Center

We take a multidisciplinary approach to care at our spine center. Our team includes specialists in surgery, orthopedic care, neurological care, physical therapy and pain management. Together, this team ensures we provide you with the type of care that is right for you. Together, we will discuss several treatment options for your spinal problems, and through shared decision making proceed with an individualized treatment plan tailored specific to you.

Our highly experienced back specialists use surgical and nonsurgical treatments to resolve back and neck pain and other symptoms associated with spine conditions. When spine surgery is necessary, we offer minimally invasive procedures to aid in a quicker recovery.

Our office hours are: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday - 9am to 5pm

Office Location: 1220 E. 3900 S. Suite 1F, Salt Lake City, UT 84124

To schedule an appointment with a spine specialist at St. Mark's Hospital, please call our Comprehensive Spine Center at (801) 263-3870.

Spine specialists in Salt Lake City

At St. Mark's Hospital, we understand that back and spine conditions can affect everything you do, including walking, sitting or performing daily tasks such as cooking a meal. That is why we are dedicated to restoring your quality of life at our comprehensive spine center. Here, our back specialists in the Salt Lake City metropolitan area use their expertise—along with advanced technology and innovative treatments—to provide expert spine care.

Back, neck and spine conditions we treat

Our spine specialists treat a wide range of conditions, including:

  • Arthritis of the spine
  • Herniated and dislocated discs
  • Lower back pain
  • Muscle and ligament strains
  • Nerve injuries
  • Osteoporosis
  • Pinched nerves
  • Sacroiliac joint disorder
  • Sciatica
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Trigeminal neuralgia
  • Vertebrae fractures
  • Whiplash

The Interventional Pain Management Clinic at St. Mark's Hospital

Pain management tools are often utilized in treating chronic pain, acute pain and pain associated with the neck and back. It may include interventional procedures, medications, therapies, injections and more in an effort to manage pain. If pain management is the solution for you, our team will work with you to develop a plan that works. Learn more about pain management.

Some techniques we use to treat pain include:

  • Epidural steroid injections–An epidural steroid injection is an injection of an anti-inflammatory steroid in the epidural space to treat lower back pain.
  • Lumbar sympathetic block–A lumbar sympathetic block is an injection of a medication around the sympathetic nerves to treat low back pain and sciatica.
  • Radiofrequency lesioning–Radiofrequency lesioning is a procedure in which a special needle delivers heat to a nerve to stop it from carrying pain signals.
  • Selective nerve root block–A selective nerve root block is an injection of an anti-inflammatory steroid along a specific nerve root.
  • Spinal cord simulation–A spinal cord stimulator is a device that stimulates nerves that predominantly carry pain signals to the brain.
  • Kyphoplasty–A minimally invasive surgery used to treat a lumbar compression fractures.

Spine surgery

Our spine surgeons perform a variety of procedures, including:

  • Anterior cervical discectomy
  • Arthroplasty (cervical and lumbar artificial disc placement)
  • Instrumentation revision (cervical and lumbar)
  • Interbody fusion (anterior lumbar and posterior lumbar)
  • Laminectomy
  • Lumbar microsurgical decompression
  • Lumbar microsurgical discectomy
  • Spinal cord stimulators
  • Spinal fusion (cervical, thoracic and lumbar)

Robot-assisted spinal fusion

St. Mark's Hospital was the second hospital in the world—and the first community hospital worldwide—to use a special surgical robot for spinal fusions. This sophisticated robotic surgery technology optimizes patient care by combining the benefits of intraoperative navigation and robotic guidance into one technology.

As part of this, the technology features an integrated navigation platform, which seamlessly combines real-time X-rays (taken during the surgery) with preoperative imaging scans. This combination provides a 3D view and highly accurate guidance so surgeons can place spinal hardware with extreme precision.

Our spine surgeons use this minimally invasive technology to treat traumatic spinal injuries and spinal instability due to conditions such as scoliosis and spondylolisthesis.

Spine therapy and rehabilitation

Our physical therapy and rehabilitation department offers spine therapy and rehab services. Your back doctor may prescribe spine therapy as a noninvasive treatment option or postoperative rehabilitation. Through a personalized spine therapy regimen, our experienced therapists can help you stabilize and strengthen your back and spine.

Spine care at MountainStar Healthcare

Spine specialists, who can be orthopedists or neurosurgeons, diagnose and treat injuries, trauma and diseases related to the spine. Spine care doctors also offer care for herniated disk, nerve damage, sciatica, neck pain or chronic back pain.

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