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Conditions We Treat

The Johns Hopkins Neurosurgical Spine Center brings together the best minds in diagnosis and management of spine disorders, including:

Degenerative spine conditions: inflammatory degenerative conditions, including disc disease, spondylosis, spinal stenosis, facet joint arthritis, radiculopathy, compressive myelopathy and spondylolisthesis

Spinal deformitiesscoliosis, kyphosis, Scheuermann’s disease, and other deformities affecting the spine

Spine tumorsprimary and metastatic tumors of the spinal cord, meninges, and vertebrae, including chordomas, chondrosarcomas, and intramedullary spinal cord tumors

Spinal trauma and infectionspinal cord injury, traumatic fractures, subluxation/dislocation injuries, osteomyelitis, diskitis, and epidural abscesses

Congenital spine disordersdisorders present from birth that affect the form and function of the spine, including spina bifida

Minimally Invasive Techniques

“Minimally invasive” is a term that describes all techniques designed to decrease blood loss and surgical invasiveness, and to speed your recovery.

Our surgeons routinely employ these techniques in every procedure that they perform, focusing on minimizing incision size and disruption of healthy tissues, and using the latest technologies, including intraoperative image guidance and robotic assistance.

We are continuously investigating new innovations in the field of spine surgery and postoperative care to help you get back to your normal life as soon as possible.

Renowned, Multidisciplinary Expertise

According to the World Health Organization, back pain affects 60-70 percent of adults at some time during their life. But while back pain is a reality for many people, we know that each person experiences their pain differently.

As a result, we emphasize a multidisciplinary approach to the treatment of back pain as well as all other spine-related issues. Our spine specialty teams comprise world-renowned neurosurgeons and neurologists who collaborate with specialists in pain management, orthopaedic surgery, physical medicine, rehabilitation and other disciplines to help provide you with the best available care for your spine. 

In addition, we leverage the vast resources of the basic science and clinical research centers of the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions to work on identifying new therapeutic options for myriad spinal diseases. Using this and the centuries of combined experience of our clinical faculty, our surgeons work tireless to identify the best, individualized plan for your condition. 

For example, our teams have developed such technologies as sacral-alar-iliac fusion – a new technique rapidly becoming the standard of care for patients requiring lumbosacral fusion. Additionally, by employing the latest technologies, such as intraoperative monitoring and advanced image guidance during surgery, we are able to safely resect spinal tumors previously believed to be inoperable.

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