Spine surgery in Nashville, Tennessee
According to the National Institutes of Health, about 80 percent of adults experience low back pain at some point in their lifetimes. Although in most cases back pain only lasts a few days to a few weeks, some will suffer from chronic pain that lasts more than 12 weeks.
At The Advanced Spine Institute at TriStar Centennial Medical Center, we provide access to some of the region's top spine specialists and surgeons. We use the latest technology to provide an exceptional patient experience through the management and treatment of spinal conditions.
For a free physician referral or more information, call TriStar MedLine® at (800) 242-5662.
Services and benefits of our spine care program
As part of our spine care program, we offer patients:
- A dedicated team of spine surgeons nurses and others, including a specially designated coach to help patients navigate their orthopedic experience
- Private patient rooms
- Preoperative education classes to help patients feel more prepared before surgery
- An educational guidebook
- Connections to other specialists as needed for related issues in the bones and joints (orthopedics) or nervous system (neurology)
Spine conditions we treat
Our spine specialists provide treatment for many conditions affecting the back and neck, including:
- Degenerative disc disease: A condition in which the disc wears down from either the natural process of aging or from injury to the back. This can contribute to a disc herniating.
- Herniated disc: Also known as a "slipped disc," this occurs when the center of the disc ruptures and bulges through the outside of the disc. It can cause pressure on the nearby nerve root and spinal nerve, producing pain, numbness and tingling.
- Spinal stenosis: This is the narrowing of the spinal canal that is often caused by bone spurs and/or disc herniation. This can put pressure on the spinal nerves or compress the spinal cord itself, causing weakness, numbness and/or pain.
- Radiculopathy: Radiculopathy involves compression or pinching of the nerve root or spinal nerves, which can create pain, numbness, tingling and weakness.
- Myelopathy: This happens when there is damage to the spinal cord itself. It can develop from extensive stenosis or arthritic changes of the spine and may result in weakness, numbness and problems with coordination.
- Facet syndrome: This syndrome involves pain that originates from the facet joints. It occurs when joints become damaged from injury.
- Spondylosis: Spondylosis is also known as osteoarthritis of the spine. It is a result of degeneration of the cartilage which coats the facet joints of the spine. When the cartilage breaks down, the joint does not move smoothly. This can cause pain, stiffness and, in some cases, bone spurs.
- Spondylolysis: This is different from spondylosis in that it is an actual weakness in one of the bony ridges that connects the facet joints together.
- Spondylolisthesis: This occurs when degeneration of the joints of the spine allows the vertebra to slip forward and create instability, which can lead to pinched nerves and create radiating pain.
- Scoliosis: Scoliosis is a sideways curvature of the spine that may cause back pain, unleveled shoulder blades and hips, uneven leg lengths and difficulty breathing.
- Kyphosis: Kyphosis is the exaggerated forward curvature of the spine, typically caused by osteoporosis.
Treatment for back and neck pain
Our team takes a multidisciplinary, evidence-based approach to managing spine disorders. Depending on your spinal condition, our spine specialists offer a full range of treatment options, including:
Where to find us
The Advanced Spine Institute is located in TriStar Centennial hospital.
Our address is:
2300 Patterson St.
Nashville, TN 37203
Spine care at TriStar Health
Spine doctors, who can be orthopedists or neurosurgeons, diagnose and treat problems linked to your spine. They can help with neck and back pain as well as injuries, trauma and diseases related to the spine. You may need to see a spine specialist if you have a herniated disk, nerve damage, sciatica or chronic back pain.Learn about Spine care