You don't have to live with back pain.
The Providence Spine Center offers the most comprehensive program in the market for those with back and neck problems. We offer the latest in minimally invasive, microscopic surgery. Our physicians seek the least invasive method of effectively treating your problems and eliminating your back and neck pain. The Providence Spine Center is located at 8929 Parallel Parkway, Kansas City, Kan., on the fourth floor of the Medical Center. Spine Center staff can be reached by calling 913-596-4627. (Map & Driving Directions)
We focus on injuries and degenerative conditions of the musculoskeletal system. This includes bones, muscles, joints, nerves, tendons and related structures.
The Providence Spine Center received the UnitedHealth Premium Surgical Spine Specialty Center designation, the third consecutive time it has been awarded this prestigious national recognition. To receive this three-star designation, Providence met extensive quality and outcomes criteria based on nationally recognized medical standards and expert advice.
A multi-disciplinary team to treat you as a whole person
You'll get exceptional care from our multi-disciplinary Spine team that includes services provided by:
- Neurologists and neurosurgeons
- Pain medicine physicians
- Rehabilitation physicians
- Social workers
- Vascular surgeons
- Case managers
- Massage therapists
- Occupational and physical therapists
- Spiritual care associates
Common Procedures We Perform
- Microdiscectomy is the most minimally invasive procedure for decompression of nerves.
- Osteotomy corrects or realigns the spine by removing wedges of bone.
- Anterior decompression of the spine relieves pressure on the spinal cord.
- Fusion of both the lumber and cervical spine
Neck and Back Pain
All the information going from the brain to the limbs travels through the spinal cord. It's a relay station for sensory information that helps us feel pain and sensation, control our arms and legs and our bladder and bowel functions, to name a few. All these depend on information through the spinal cord.
Any interruption of spinal cord function at a particular level can impair your ability to control these functions. If the pressure on the normal spinal cord is severe and long lasting, a permanent loss of function below the level of the pressure can occur.
According to the North American Spine Society:
- About 80 percent of people over the age of 30 will experience back problems at some point in their lives. Of these, 30 percent will have recurring problems.
- One out of every 14 people will seek medical care for back or neck pain this year — amounting to almost 14 million visits per year.
- Back pain and problems are one of the most frequent cause of activity limitation in people younger than 45 years.
- Back and neck pain result in more lost work than any other condition.