Do you suffer from debilitating pain in your neck or back that radiates into your arms or legs, possibly even causing weakness, numbness or tingling? Does it limit your motion or daily activities? You may even have pain that interrupts your sleep. At some point, back or neck pain may reduce the quality of your life.
When taking part in favorite hobbies is a thing of the past because measures such as medications, diet, exercise, or physical therapy no longer provide relief, it may be time to consider having spine surgery.
Baptist Medical Center brings together in our Spine Center a team of experienced and expert surgeons with caring nurses, physical therapists, and a case manager. Our goal is to provide excellent, coordinated care to get you back to your favorite activities as soon as possible.
At our Spine Center, patient education and support begin at the time the surgery is scheduled, and continue through the hospital stay and the recovery process at home. The patient's family members, surgeon, primary care physician, and our entire spine care team are involved in the patient's care from pre-admission through discharge.
This constant communication contributes to quality care and good patient experiences, which are our priority at Baptist. We continually evaluate and measure our performance to provide a high quality program, individualized for each patient’s needs.
The Spine Center at Baptist includes a Spine Care Coordinator, who is responsible for assisting with your care needs from the surgeon's office, to the hospital, and home. The Spine Coordinator:
Baptist has been designated as a Blue Distinction® Center for Spine Surgery. Blue Distinction® is a national designation awarded by Blue Cross and Blue Shield Companies to hospitals that have demonstrated expertise in delivering quality healthcare in areas of specialized services.
Whether you've been contemplating surgery for years or you've just begun to think about it, there are many things to consider. Spinal surgery requires knowledge of the risks and benefits in consultation with your primary healthcare provider as well as neurosurgeon. It also requires planning.
For more information about the Spine Center at Baptist, use the links on this page or call the Baptist Health Line at 601-948-6262 or 1-800-948-6262. You may also send a question using the Contact Us link.
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