Spine Care: Goodbye Pain, Hello Life

Nearly 80 percent of Americans will experience back or neck pain at some point during their lives. If you’re one of them, there’s good news. With today’s treatment breakthroughs, you don’t have to simply grin and bear it anymore.

Best of all, Holland Hospital offers close-to-home access to comprehensive solutions for back and neck pain, including the latest nonsurgical, minimally invasive and surgical approaches. So you can welcome back an active, fulfilling life.

Nationally Recognized, Locally Available

Healthgrades, the leading source for consumer health care information, has awarded Holland Hospital with its top spine and orthopedic quality awards, underscoring our commitment to delivering exceptional care.

Experts in Back and Neck Care

Holland Hospital is proud to partner with some of the most qualified, experienced neurosurgeons and nonsurgical back and neck pain specialists in the country.

Comprehensive Treatment

Your spine allows you to stand, move and bend with ease. It protects your spinal cord, which controls your body’s movement and helps your organs function. If you want to lead an active life, keeping your spine healthy is critical. With that said, back and neck pain and/or injuries are common. So it’s important to pay attention to your pain, and seek help from a back care specialist if it persists.

The cause of back pain can be complex, originating in the vertebrae or the disks that cushion them. In many cases, the cause might even be unknown. That’s why Holland Hospital offers complex spine care that includes evaluating and pinpointing your pain or injury, and developing a personalized treatment and recovery plan.

Nonsurgical Care

While the cause of back or neck pain can sometimes be challenging to determine, often, your pain can be significantly improved without surgery. Holland Hospital offers access to the latest nonoperative treatments for your pain, including:

  • Electromyography (EMG): a test that helps diagnose problems with extremity pain, numbness and muscle weakness.
  • Nerve Conduction Study: a test used to assess nerve function and diagnose peripheral neuropathy, pinched nerves and other conditions.
  • Trigger Point Injections: for the treatment of poor range of motion due to trigger points (painful areas that radiate to other parts of the body).
  • Spinal injections: for the treatment and pain relief of certain types of neck or back problems.
  • Physical therapy: for improved mobility, pain relief, self-care management and quality of life.

Surgical Care

If noninvasive treatment approaches aren’t providing sufficient relief, neurosurgeons at Holland Hospital are adept at performing advanced surgical procedures, from minimally invasive laminectomy for ruptured discs to surgical decompressions for spinal stenosis to spinal fusion.

For added comfort and peace of mind, our Spine & Orthopedics unit offers private rooms and a dedicated inpatient rehab area. Additional amenities include special beds, wider doorways, private showers and other innovative safety features.

Learn more about Holland Hospital's Surgical Services.

The Road to Recovery

Pain relief and greater mobility. These are the ultimate destinations of your journey to recovery, and the focus of our spine rehabilitation program. Rehab specialists are here to help you return to your highest level of function and independence, while improving your overall quality of life—physically, emotionally and socially.

Your rehabilitation may include physical and occupational therapy and other treatments to decrease your pain, increase your daily activity level and realize other personal goals. To achieve success, we expect (and applaud) hard work and determination from you, our most valuable partner (MVP), as well as the support of your loved ones.

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Discover more about laser and minimally invasive spine surgery from Neurosurgeon David Lowry, MD.


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    Physician Lecture Series: Dr. Lowry, Spine Surgery Help or Hype

    Advances in neurosurgery and spine treatment mean patients with neck and back problems or a pinched nerve can regain mobility, relieve pain and return to everyday activities more rapidly than ever before. Hear David W. Lowry, MD, discuss laser spine surgery and minimally invasive spine surgery techniques and what that could mean for you.