Trust Only the Best with Your Spine
When it comes to your spine, you only want the most experienced clinical teams working with you. That's what you get when you choose Chippenham Hospital as your hospital for spinal surgery. Chippenham is unique compared to other area hospitals because we’re known throughout Central Virginia for treating complex spine issues that require the most experienced surgeons.
Bouncing between surgeons and hospitals can be a waste of time and money – especially when you’re told they can’t perform the spine surgery you need. At Chippenham Hospital, we pride ourselves on taking on even the toughest cases – with a keen eye toward returning you back to health.
When to See a Doctor
The spine is a complex structure that provides mobility and strength to the body. A healthy neck and back contribute to fluid movements, but, when there is a deformity, injury or disease of the spine, common activities such as turning, bending or stretching, may become painful.
Spine surgery may be necessary to correct spine problems that involve nerves, discs, or bones. Neurological or orthopedic conditions can cause pain, limited motion, or weakness. At Chippenham Hospital, our team performs a wide array of specialized spine surgeries and procedures, including pediatric care.
Most back pain will start to improve within a day or two of restricted activity or over-the-counter medication, but if you find yourself taking medication over an extended period of time to relieve back or neck pain, you should see one of our spine specialists. In those cases, your primary care doctor can help you determine which spine specialist (neurosurgeon or orthopedic surgeon) is right for you.
Sometimes physical therapy is enough to help get you back on the road to recovery. Ongoing, consistent physical therapy over time may help alleviate some of your back pain.
However, when physical therapy alone isn’t enough, your physician may determine that spine surgery is necessary. Over the last decade, there have been technological advancements for better patient safety and faster patient recovery. Robotics may be an option for you. Robotics have been used for spine surgery in complex cases in thousands of spinal procedures worldwide. And it’s available here at Johnston-Willis Hospital. Call us today to learn more about physicians who use robotics in spine surgeries when they consider it a treatment option.
Spine surgeries and procedures we perform:
- Spinal Fusion
- Artificial Cervical Disc Spinal Surgery
- Digital Biplane Angiography (3DBRA)
Prior to surgery, every patient has the opportunity to attend a one-on-one pre-op class with the nurse navigator. This ensures that you feel fully prepared for surgery, avoid post-op complications and understand what will happen every step of the way.