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Back, Neck and Spine

About Back, Neck and Spine Care at Ochsner LSU Health

At Ochsner LSU Health, we understand how debilitating and frightening back and neck pain can be. According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, about 80% of Americans will experience back pain during their lives. Back and neck pain can have a significant impact on a person's quality of life, making it difficult to perform even the simplest tasks. If you're experiencing back or neck pain, know that you're not alone, and our team of experts is here to help.

Our multidisciplinary team of experts includes neurosurgeons, orthopedists, pain management specialists, physical therapists, and more. We work together to provide patients with individualized care plans that address the underlying cause of their pain. Our team is capable of treating a wide range of conditions that cause back and neck pain, including herniated discs, spinal stenosis, degenerative disease, scoliosis, and more.

At Ochsner LSU Health, our team is committed to providing patients with the best possible care. We understand that every patient is unique, and we take the time to get to know each person we treat. Whether you need non-surgical treatment options or more advanced procedures, our team is here to guide you through the process and help you get back to doing what you love.

Why Choose Ochsner LSU Health?

At Ochsner LSU Health, you will be treated by board-certified specialists who are experts in their fields. Our team is multi-departmental, ensuring that you receive comprehensive care.

Our Spine Center in Shreveport, Louisiana offers patients access to board-certified, specialty-trained spinal neurosurgeons and the latest technological advances in spine treatment, such as the Mazor X Spinal Robotic System. You can get the back, neck and spine care you need, close to home right here in Northwest Louisiana.

Schedule an Appointment

For more information, to schedule a consultation or to arrange a referral, please call 318-626-0203 or fax to 318-629-4841.

Conditions Treated

Ochsner LSU Health is capable of treating a wide range of conditions:

  • Back and Neck Pain
  • Degenerative diseases of the spine, including conditions impacting the discs between vertebrae where there is loss of cushioning that can cause back pain
  • Lumbar and Cervical Disc Herniation
  • Spinal Stenosis: a condition where the spinal canal narrows
  • Sciatica
  • Spondylolisthesis: a condition that occurs when a vertebra slips out of place and on to the vertebra below it
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome: a condition where a person experiences back pain after undergoing back surgery
  • Trauma
  • Tumor
  • Scoliosis, Kyphosis and Spinal Deformity
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders such as carpal tunnel syndrome and Ulnar nerve compression

Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery

By using the latest technology in minimally invasive spine surgery, Dr. Stanley Hoang and his team are able to reduce overall time in surgery compared to traditional open surgery. Patients are able to return to function quicker, experience fewer complications and have less disability and pain.

Non-Surgical Management

Most conditions will benefit from initial non-surgical management with physical therapy. Our physical therapists are experts in their field. They will work with you on exercises and stretches to treat your back pain and prevent it from turning chronic. They will also help you get back to your routine, as an early return to daily activities is recommended to help avoid chronic pain.

Rehabilitation therapy is also an important part of the healing process when recovering from surgery, illness or injury. Our program is designed to help patients regain strength, flexibility and overall wellness. Our Rehabilitation Services for back and spine injuries, illnesses, and surgeries typically include physical therapy. We also offer occupational therapy, respiratory therapy and speech therapy.

Our Interventional Pain Management clinic can treat conditions that have not responded to physical therapy. Once the root cause of your pain is identified, our team of experts will work with you on developing a personalized treatment plan to help you find relief. Treatment options at our Interventional Pain Management clinic usually include:

  • Medication Management
  • Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Trigger-Point Injections
  • Selective Nerve Root Blocks
  • Medial Branch Blocks
  • Radiofrequency Ablation
  • Spinal Cord Stimulator Trial
  • Intrathecal Pain Pump Trial

Medications used to manage pain can be highly addictive. It is important to only use your pain medication as prescribed to avoid developing dependence. If you think you may be addicted to your pain medication, consider seeking help through addiction therapy. Addiction therapy is one of the specific services that we offer at our General Psychiatry Outpatient Clinic at the Ochsner LSU Health – Ambulatory Care Center. No referral is needed to see one of our expert mental health professionals.

Surgical Treatment

For the cases that do require surgery, you can rest assured knowing that our team of experts specializes in back, neck and spine surgery. We have the technology, knowledge and experience needed to treat and help you make a full recovery.

Our spinal surgeons are highly specialized with extensive experience in traditional open surgery, minimally invasive surgical techniques, robotic surgery and more. We utilize the latest technological advances in spinal surgery, such as the Stealth Navigation and Mazor X Robotic System. These technologies give us the ability to reconstruct spinal anatomy in real time to make the surgery more safe and efficient. This allows us to address any potential complication that may arise, so we can be prepared for them. This advanced technology has reduced patients’ hospital stays by several days.

Meet Our Team

Learn more about our team of back and spine specialists.

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