Comprehensive spine and back care in the TriCities area

Living with neck or back pain can make normal activities, such as turning, bending or stretching, an agonizing ordeal. Because the spine is a complex structure that provides mobility and strength to the body, you want the best care from an experienced team. Patients from around the TriCities area come to John Randolph Medical Center in Hopewell for nonsurgical and surgical back and neck treatment.

The multidisciplinary spine team of surgeons and nurses work together to provide a personalized plan that is tailored to your needs. We specialize in a variety of back and neck disorders to provide you a safe and successful road to recovery.

To find out more about our back and spine care, call us at (804) 320-3627.

Spine and back conditions we treat

Back or neck pain is caused by damage from injury, disease or wear and tear to the spinal bones (called vertebrae), muscles, nerves, discs (cushion between the vertebrae) or tendons. Pain can happen in the cervical (neck), thoracic (middle) or lumbar (lower) areas of the spine.

The spine and orthopedic care teams at John Randolph Medical Center use a multispecialty approach to diagnose and care for your condition. We treat a wide range of back and spine concerns, including:

  • Bone spurs—Bone overgrowths
  • Degenerative disc disease—Breakdown of the discs
  • Herniated discs—Ruptured or bulged discs
  • Osteoarthritis—Cartilage in the joints wears down
  • Sciatica—Nerve irritation
  • Scoliosis and kyphosis—Spinal curvature
  • Spinal stenosis and myelopathy—Narrowing of the spinal canal
  • Spinal tumors and cancerGrowths in or around the spinal column or cord
  • Spine fractures—Caused by trauma, injury or arthritis
  • Spine infections—Osteomyelitis
  • Spondylolisthesis—One vertebra slips over another
  • Sports injuriesCaused by repetitive movements or trauma

Nonsurgical and minimally invasive back and spine treatment

We evaluate your overall health and lifestyle to recommend the safest, simplest and most appropriate treatments. John Randolph offers nonsurgical and minimally invasive therapies, such as:

  • Physical therapy and rehabilitationStrengthens and stabilizes the core using medically supervised fitness plans developed by board-certified physical therapy doctors called physiatrists
  • Spinal injections—Involves image-guided technology to deliver medications to relieve pain and reduce inflammation and includes epidural steroid injections, facet joint injections, sacroiliac joint injections, nerve blocks and trigger point injections

Advanced spine surgery

The spine surgeons at John Randolph offer a variety of spine surgery techniques. We offer spine surgeries, including:

  • Discectomy/microdiscectomy—Removes all or part of the disc or the cushion between the vertebrae
  • Laminectomy or laminotomy—Removes part of the back bone which covers the spinal canal to relieve pressure on the spinal nerves. It is often performed with spinal fusion surgery
  • Foraminotomy—Removes bone or tissue to open the space where the nerves leave the spinal canal, sometimes also performed with spinal fusion surgery
  • Disc replacement surgery—Damaged cervical or lumbar disc is replaced with an artificial one
  • Kyphoplasty/vertebroplasty—Treats spinal fractures, eases pain and restores height by using injecting or using a balloon to insert medical cement
  • Spinal fusion—Joins two vertebrae using bone grafts and sometimes implants such as rods and screws to increase spine stability